Friday, 29 June 2012


I've been missing for a whole week, but there are so many things to do at the moment, I know, straight away I am forgiven. I still haven't caught up with blogger from when our internet connection was NIL a few weeks ago.
Thank you so much for all your good wishes for our daughter Karina, who is now out of hospital.
I would love to say on the road to recovery, but recovery is always a long  way off, or so it seems after an operation. I believe the hardest part is always the second part of the deal.. time to heal.

The best thing about Karina, she always keeps her sense of humor no matter how much she hurts.
Please don't ask me what is on her head, I won't tell you...
She won't know I've posted this photo, so all is well. At least for now, when she feels better and see's it, that might be different. FOR NOW I'M SAFE. This show's Karina at her best even though she felt at her worst.
We relayed all your good wishes when we visited last Sunday. THANKS SO MUCH GUYS...

I'm not sure if I mentioned  in my post about CMT (MARIE TOOTH CHARCOT DISEASE). Kiann our grand daughter who is 12 also has the gene. Kiann is doing a sponsored Olympic challenge at school. I told her that I would mention her on Soggibottom if she posed for me. The more of the right kind of exercise Kiann has, might hold back CMT. Using her muscles in the right way will help.

I've switched to Stonehenge. If you've been following Soggibottom's blog (Soggibottom is the name of our cottage, not my nickname )...... we always pass Stonehenge on our way to see Karina and the rest of our mob. Last Sunday was no different, people milling around like sheep. If you want to visit the standing stones, just to remind you that now there is a fee of £15 for the privilege...... How British Heritage who now own the site can actually justify this charge is beyond me. Gone are the days of wandering around the stones free of charge.
One of us remembers cooking breakfast right in the middle of the stones on an early morning in the Summer on their way to Cornwall for a holiday.  
It always seems wrong to me to charge to get up close.I know there are so many out there who ask me will I take a photo of them when we pass. DONE, sheep too.

It was our daughter in law's birthday during the week. I know Becca enjoyed her birthday cake on Sunday. She will also forgive me for not blogging on her special day.

We also had strawberries and cherries.

Coming back to the cottage, it sometimes seems very quiet after a busy Sunday.

Stonehenge a two hour drive away.

Harlyn Bay in Cornwall, a mere one hour and 20 minutes in the Winter, in the Summer slightly longer, but the 90 miles is worth the trip... it's not run by British Heritage and is dog friendly.

Even when it rains.
When it rains we head down further into Cornwall to have a cup of tea with my aunt.

Along the coastal route.

So much for Summer this year.

The postman called this afternoon, ( that has got to be worth another story) there was a package, an ALL HALLOWS present...
Looking out of the cottage window, it's probably about right for our weather. How could I not put Melanie's gift, right beside my pumpkin plant between showers. (forgive the weeds, with all the rain we have had the weeds are a bumper crop this year). Melanie is always a great source of inspiration... the trouble is, I can never keep up with her. Would love to, but never can. I know when I am beaten.

I would also like to link my other English friend on Blogger, Caroline. We called in to see her and Stacie very, very quickly on Sunday.... is it believable the two of us could say so much in such a short time.
I'll leave that to your imagination.

As for Freya Rose Blossom... HERE she is... She might not be able to get her paws around the keys until tomorrow, she has had a busy week...

As Freya would say... :-) LUV'S X


♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

We hope Karina's recovery goes well and also that the little girl can ward off the disease. What a sweetheart!

We have more summer than we need - too hot here, and the heat goes on.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So glad the surgery is over. Your daughter and grand daughter are just beautiful!

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Wishing Karina a speedy recovery and good luck to your grand-daughter. What beautiful girls.

Faye Henry said...

I so enjoyed your post sweet friend.. Praying your lovely daughter gets well soon. They are both so beautiful.. Always love your pictures of Cornwall.. as you know..
Freya is so cute..
God bless...

WoolenSails said...

I am glad to hear Karina is recovering and blessings for continued healing. Whenever I see your photos, I feel the calling, must be my English genes;)


Lisa said...

Busy girl!! I am working til next Tuesday! UGH! Thank goodness Wednesday is a holiday and I can get an extra day off!
108 here today. Feels like you are going to cook when you go out!
Not better rest of week :(
Hope all are well and getting better!
Hugs, Lisa and the girls

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Hi Midgie
We are so happy to hear that Karina is doing as good as she is. We know she is a fighter, and will not give up.
Thank you for sharing all the beautiful photos with us!
And we know you are so busy, and we thank you for taking the time to update us!
We also wish your Granddaughter the best of the best as she enters her olympics!

Sue said...

How nice to see photos of your three girls. Karina looks wonderful.

Thank you as always for the big rocks. You know how fond of them I am.

Some time you must tell Caroline how much I admire her art.

Send some of that rain this way. It's soooo hot.

Mary Ann Tate said...

Best wishes to Karina and your granddaughter:) I am shocked that they charge now at Stonehenge. The first time we visited we were able to go among the stones themselves. The last time we went they had just put up a rope barrier and a path way around them. That was a quite few year ago:)

Dolores said...

Lovely post. Lots of pictures - especially of your girls. I see bear is wearing red and white which is nice since it is Canada Day tomorrow.