Life lately {May 2017}

I noticed today that I have no updated the blog for a month. This was not intentional but it has been crazy around here and I have not had the head space or inclination to write any posts. So I thought I’d do a little catch up before I get back to business!

Technical problems

Firstly, computer and internet issues have been the bane of my life. A windows update knackered both mine and the Mr’s laptops. Thankfully we have a cousin who is a whiz with technology and he managed to rescue one laptop, which we are sharing, while we wait to see if the other is destined for the scrap yard in the sky.

BT and Open Reach are in a conspiracy to send me to an early grave. We are having terrible issues with our internet which they are unable to solve. It seems to be a case of right arm not knowing what the left is doing. They won’t be winning any awards for customer service, that’s for sure.

Health problems

Well. it’s certainly been a month of health problems. I have had 2 further incidences of bowel obstructions resulting in me collecting more points on my A&E frequent flier card. Not only that but I’ve tripped and twisted my knee. Thankfully I’m already on crutches so have cut to the chase on that one.

Mr M has won the award for most random health problem. He had to have a blood test but the lady doing it made a big mistake and inserted the needle into the tendon in his arm rather than the vein. He immediately fainted and stopped breathing. Thankfully he was already in hospital and suffered no long term effects.


Positive moments

It has been rather an overwhelming month in more ways than one. I’m getting stressed and anxious about constant hospital admissions and my lack of control over them. In an effort to regain a more positive mindset I have taken time out to pursue hobbies and regain some balance and perspective. I have spent hours ignoring the house work while I learn to crochet and have rediscovered my love of sewing and dressmaking. I have sat in the garden for half an hour with my camera in an effort to capture a bumble bee and worked on my vegetable patch.

A busy bumble bee in the gardenTurns out they are very tricky to capture!

Taking time to myself has helped lift the rut I’m in. I’m not sure if this is classed as mindfulness or slow living but it has certainly helped. I guess we all have months like this now and again. Months where the problems seem to outweigh the solutions. They can leave us floundering if we’re not careful but there are always bright spots if you take the time to look for them. So, onwards and upwards. This month is going to be amazing!!



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  1. 15th June 2017 / 4:58 AM

    Hi Louisa, you are being tested to the limit! Technical problems are a right pain, our biggest internet problem is internet speed or lack of! I am so sorry to hear that your health is still giving you problems.

    Yay! You managed to get a decent photo of a bumbler going about its business! Something I am still trying to do (photo not business!). ‘Bugger the housework’are probably among my favourite words, crocheting is so much more fun!

    June will be amazing for you and July and August and…


    • Louisa
      20th June 2017 / 6:28 PM

      Thank you Debbie. Actually since I wrote this Open Reach have finally sorted out our problem, it took 2 years of complaints but only 2 hours to fix!! Still, it’s fixed and we are very grateful for it and can focus on other things now x

  2. 13th June 2017 / 7:35 PM

    Sorry to hear of the struggles, but I have always find just taking small moments of appreciate really helpful when feeling overwhelmed X #mmbc

    • Louisa
      20th June 2017 / 6:29 PM

      You are right. It doesn’t have to be for a long time, but if you can just carve a few moments from the day to focus on your emotional well being it does make a huge difference.

  3. 13th June 2017 / 10:17 AM

    Life certainly seems to try us at times. I like your positive take on it. I think me-time is essential and I find crocheting and hand sewing a brilliant way to regroup my thoughts. Nice to see you back in this space. Hope to see an update on your crafting.#MMBC

    • Louisa
      13th June 2017 / 4:06 PM

      I will share some of my crafts soon. I’ve just made the summer trousers I was planning and I’m thrilled with how they’ve turned out!

  4. 13th June 2017 / 12:05 AM

    Sounds like quite a month – and taking time out sounds just the thing. Hopefully there won’t be too many points on that “reward” card xx

    • Louisa
      13th June 2017 / 4:07 PM

      Ha! Yes my reward card is filling up nicely, I’ll some be able to redeem it against some gifts 😉 Hopefully I’ll be able to get rid of it altogether before long x

  5. 12th June 2017 / 8:25 PM

    Oh gosh! What a time you have had!
    I hope things are better soon…. #MMBC

    • Louisa
      13th June 2017 / 4:09 PM

      Thanks Kim, they’re already picking up

  6. 12th June 2017 / 7:42 PM

    Welcome back. I can certainly see why you’ve been away from your blog. Any one of those things would be bad enough but all together it’s no wonder you felt like you were in a rut. I hope you continue to be able to take some time for yourself. #MMBC

    • Louisa
      13th June 2017 / 4:09 PM

      Thanks Tara, isn’t it amazing how an hour to yourself can totally recharge your batteries and change your perspective on things?

    • Louisa
      13th June 2017 / 4:08 PM

      It certainly does! Never a dull moment here 🙂

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