... we have finally recovered! It was certainly a weird and wacky gastric bug that kept reoccurring, not great. Still apart from lingering snuffles we are doing OK. We have made the most of the good weather these past few days and have enjoyed sitting in the garden and soaking up some much needed vitamin D.
Things have also been a little more crazy than usual hence my absence in this space and in no particular order here is a run down of what has been going on:
Wedding ~ Sara and Tom are getting married this year (not next year as per original thoughts) on Wednesday 10th September. They will be married in our parish church over the hill and the wedding reception will be afternoon tea at The Midland Hotel and their cake will be made by Nicola at The Crazy Cake Co, I ran my design idea past her and she more than excelled in elaborating the concept. Every time I look at the sketch on my phone it never ceases to make me smile!
Work ~ The Department of Work and Pensions finally caught up with me and despite ongoing chronic health issues, the dreaded ESA work capabilities questionnaire landed on the doormat. As I suspected it was a tick box set up and their was no room to add information to support your cause. After much thought I decided that my physical nor my mental health could withstand such a grilling, so after consultation with a welfare rights advisor, I did the only thing possible and registered as self employed!
This past week has been taken up with registering a domain name and blog, designing a shop logo and spending a lot of time in the sewing room whilst Dave has been working on the web page. The shop will stock a variety of items for the home and family. So far this week I have made two Go Green Tote bags and two Children's Adjustable Totes. So I have a busy time ahead before the shop can be launched in to cyber space.
Aside from the web design, Dave has also been busy researching courses in proof reading and indexing. Since attending the sessions in Edinburgh we have noticed small yet significant improvements in his health and for the first time in five years he feels well enough to make a move on the career ladder and put all his civil engineering and environmental science skills to good use.
Home School ~ These past few weeks of sickness has meant very little has been going on in the learning zone and the subsequent work regime for me will obviously have an affect on my contact times with Benedict. My business work days are Monday/Wednesday/Friday and so after the Easter break, my teaching times with Benedict will be on a Tuesday and Thursday. I will focus on humanities and English. Dave will teach Monday and Friday and he will concentrate on Maths and Science. Wednesdays will remain a Shein day.
Mary-Grace ~ She turned one last Friday and came to spend the weekend with us. She did very well considering it was the first time she had been anywhere without her mum and settled well on both nights. I however was completely shattered at the end of the visit! To think it was only five years ago when Pip was a baby but those five years and my getting older and creakier have made such a difference. As much as I love her I was quite relieved to hand her back to her mum on the Sunday morning!
Well I think that is all for now as it is late and I am very tired. I'm hoping to pop by when I can and thanks to technology even if I am not posting here, I usually manage to catch up with you all via my phone!
God Bless, San x