Friday, 17 July 2009


I seem to be feeling a little better today not 100% but not as awful as I have over the last few days. My appetite is not back to normal but at least I can now eat a small amount. and the headache has not gone completely but is definitely not as bad. I'm not complaining though as I have lost 7lbs since last weekend. Pete came home yesterday and said he had been listening to the radio and thought we had Swine Flu. This is something that hadn't crossed our minds at all until last night so we went and did a symptom checker which told us to phone the GP. As it turns out there is a good chance we have Swine Flu but seeing as they don't test you now we will never know for sure. I always thought that you got a runny nose etc with flu but apparently not. My temperature, chills, sweats, nausea, lack of appetite, fatigue, aches, pains and severe headache are all major symptoms. The Doctor said that Pete had to go on to Tamifu straight away as he is 2 of the high risk catagories and it is "better to be safe than sorry". and that there are lots and lots of cases of it in our town.

That only leaves one thing which is my photo for today's HSMSHS my beautiful RED day lily.

Thursday, 16 July 2009


..... is all I have had to eat over the last 48 hours so not really up to doing a long blog today. I don't think the 48 hour long (so far) headache is helping much either as I can only look at the computer screen for about 5 minutes at a time.

so there you have it my pictures for HSMSHS for yesterday and today.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Fun and bugs

I'm sitting here with both of the boys off school with some sort of stomach upset, bug type thing. Not fun at all. So while they wallow in self pity in the Living Room I have been playing with Photoshop, stopping every so often to throw the boys a sympathetic comment or bottle of lucozade.

I have been scanning a lot of pictures lately and have been playing with some old family photos, removing scratches, stains, creases etc. I'm rather pleased with the results.

My Grandma - Violet in about 1927ish

My Great Grandfather Alexander Robert Farrow in India

Over the weekend I decided that my empty chimney breast needed a little bit of something to liven it up so went and bought myself a load of black frames to arrange into a collage. I have 4 pictures being printed in Asda as I write this - can't wait to pick them up. This is one of them. I will show the whole collage when it has been completed - don't hold your breath though it could take me years!

Seeing as I am here anyway I may as well have a go with HSMSHS so here are mine for yesterday and today.

I took this one at about 6.30 this morning while the sky was still blue

and this one is being printed for my wall