Once again I've found myself totally overwhelmed by the numbers wishing me well, my thanks to you all for your best wishes and support.
As it seems such a long time since we last had a catch-up, I thought that today I'd bring you up to date with the happenings since I last posted properly.
I was telling you that Husband dearest had a very nasty cough and I was off to an appointment with the physioterrorist. Well ...
Husband dearest's cough continued to get worse and ended up with him visiting our G.P. with a chest infection. Poor man, I felt so guilty that there was him feeling pretty lousy himself and yet still having to cope with, not only work, but a wife who couldn't stand without the world spinning around her. Still, we did what we always seem to to do and coped and thankfully, with a little help from some antibiotics, he now seems to be over the worst of it (fingers crossed).
As for the physioterrorist? After agreeing that acupuncture probably wasn't the way to go, I was discharged and so am now awaiting appointments with the pain management clinic and biomechanics who will hopefully sort out some appropriate footwear. What an exciting life I lead!
These aside, what else has been happening?
Blogwise. I was honoured with two awards which, always nice to receive, couldn't have come at a better time and really cheered me up so thanks to Tina at THE CLEAN WHITE PAGE and Aine at THE EVOLVING SPIRIT for those.
THEN as if that wasn't nice enough I was left a message saying that I had won a competition run by Dorte over at DJs KRIMBLOG. The prize? A copy of the crime novel THE HERRING SELLER'S APPRENTICE by L.C. Tyler which I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed but more of that in the book review which, hopefully, will follow soon.
Which brings me nicely to my last piece of news.
Feeling as unwell as I did, Pooter has only been working part-time. Poor thing, feeling quite neglected I'm sure, was really only used by Husband dearest to check e-mails and the latest happenings on Pen And Paper, and to feed the animals/see to the crops down on my farm (for those of you who don't know I 'play' Farmville on Facebook). Anyway as a result of this enforced separation I did an awful lot of reading (thankfully this didn't seem to affect my sense of balance too much) which means I now have the following books to review though not necessarily in this order:
The Double Eagle by James Twining.
The Declaration and The Resistance both by Gemma Malley.
The Good Thief by Hannah Tinti (One of the best books I have read in quite a while).
How Will I Know? by Sheila O'Flanagan.
(The afore mentioned) The Herring Seller's Apprentice by L.C. Tyler.
Return To The Hundred Acre Wood by David Benedictus with decorations by Mark Burgess.
Oh and how could I forget? One last thing (promise). Due to the proposed changes in the law (and Husband dearest convincing the committee of whom he's treasurer that they really should join the 21st century) regarding private members clubs, though I have been an associate member for a few years now I recently became the second woman to become a full member at The Innisfree social club but, being a post in itself, more of that later.