Friday, 30 April 2010

Thoughtful Friday No. 90

"Even if you have a lot of work to do, if you think of it as wonderful, 
and if you feel it as wonderful, 
it will transform into the energy of joy and fire, 
instead of becoming a burden."
Tulku Thondup Rinpoche

Friday, 23 April 2010

Thoughtful Friday No. 89

"I arise at dawn with a winged heart and
give thanks for another day of loving"
Kahil  Gibran

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

She's ok!

Last week was quite a week!  And it didn't help that we were away from home at a conference!  However all is well.  Daughter no.2's foot got a lot worse as did her general health and the drs decided that she needed to be flown home to the UK for an operation.  However the flight was scheduled for the day of the ash cloud so despite her bag being packed, she could not come.  Things deteriorated rapidly and she was whipped into theatre for the operation there and then and is now recovering well.  She is being flown home hopefully on Monday where she will recuperate for a while!!  Can't wait to have her back and to give her some much needed TLC.

I have never sent so many texts in my life!  It is the best way to communicate with folk in Uganda so despite the fact that I could only stand in one tiny corner of our accommodation in order to get reception (remember it was north west Wales we were in!) I managed to keep in touch with the lovely daughter no.2 and also with the organisation she is with.

So normal service will resume very soon now and because I had two long journeys (7 hours each way) I have one or two things to show for it!! A bientot!

Monday, 12 April 2010


I had all sorts of plans to write about a lovely birthday weekend with all the girls (2 weeks ago now!!) and Easter etc etc but my weekend has been consumed with concern for lovely daughter no.2 in Uganda who was admitted to hopsital on Friday night.  She has been very poorly with an infection in her foot which is travelling up her leg.  Hospital care in Uganda is so very different from here and she was already misdiagnosed and given the wrong treatment which has slowed the healing process.  I am grateful that I can at least contact her via skype on her phone although a text very early (5.40am our time) said she was running out of battery and didn't have her charger and felt worse!.  It's hard being so very far away at at time like this and although she is very capable, the mother instinct just wants her back here with the right treatment making a good recovery.  Hubby and I are off to Wales tomorrow for a conference where we are both working on exhibtion stands!  To say that I don't feel like doing this would be an understatement however.....

I hope to be back here soon with good news about happy, creative things, till then.....

Friday, 9 April 2010

Thoughtful Friday No. 88

"Art is the only way to run away
without leaving home"
Twyla Tharp

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Thoughtful Friday No. 87

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son
that whoever believes in Him should not perish but
have everlasting life"

John 3:16 (the Bible)