When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Sunday, 28 October 2012

On top of everything else....

Good afternoon

Well it's been a horrible few days for me, on top of my usual problems I've been hit by a virus that started to affect me Wednesday evening when it was clear my temperature was rising, by Thursday morning I was really feeling ill, and apparently looking rather poorly as well, so my mum had to cancel my Hydrotherapy.  I spent the majority of Thursday and Friday in bed. Thank goodness for craft shows on TV which I watched when not asleep and having my iPad, phone and laptop to hand (yep gadget geek here!) I was able to keep in contact with the world.  I emailed into one of the Crafter's Companion shows and Sara pulled my email out!

This is what Sara sent me, it's from her colouring demo she did on air - 

Now taking pride of place on my craft room wall.  Both Sara and Martyn Parker who presented the show knew I wasn't well as I had tweeted them both earlier in the day and Martyn recognised my Twitter name which I put into brackets on my email.  Being pulled out of the Spotty Potty really cheered me up as I'm a huge Crafter's Companion fan!

I'm now feeling a bit better, my temperature has returned to normal but I'm still sleeping lots but feeling more like normal me. 

While ill, I managed to capture this photo, I'm lucky my bedroom looks out across fields up to an old railway station which is now a rail museum.  They still run steam trains up there and I often see the carriages and puffs of smoke. The sun was shining and hitting the changing colours of the trees - 

I zoomed in a bit to pick up the trees further away but love how the sun is even catching the scaffolding that surrounds the neighbour's over the road side-building. I'm so lucky to be able to look out across fields that reach out far to my right. Our town is built in a valley with my house being about 3/4 way up or so which is why I look down onto the houses further down. This time of year really brings stunning views all around. Lucky me!

Anyway hope you are all having a super weekend. Thank you everyone who has popped by over the last few days and left comments, I know I've been by a few of your blogs, but know I haven't been to everyone I should. Sorry if I haven't I'm just doing so little at present, having to concentrate on things that have to be done.  I've got an article deadline looming so thankfully was able to type it up yesterday so it's ready to be read and checked today by my fab friend, Debs who reads all my work for me.

Right I'm off to sleep again!

Take care Zo xx


Di said...

Aw Zo, sorry to hear you aren't well :( Just take it easy and don't fret over blog hopping, we'll still be here when you're over the virus.

What a super win - bet that perked you up a bit.

Hugs, Di xxx

Debbie x said...

Awwwww how lovely of Sara to say that Zoe. I heard the show where you had won this and knew it was you!!! Don't blame you for putting it pride of place on your wall, it's gorgeous!!!! Really hope you feeling well soon!
Crafty Hugs
Debbie xxx

Caroline said...

I hope you feel better soon and what a beautiful photo. Caroline xxx

JoZart Designs said...

Get well soon.. it's amazing how cheerful you are keeping despite feeling so bad!
Lots of love Jo x

Hettie said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better Zoe and weren't you a lucky girl to win a super card!

SandeeNC said...

So glad to hear you are feeling better! You do have an awesome view, I love seeing the trees change color, although the wind hereis blowing all the leaves off! ( Not too sure about the "spotty potty" comment, lol ) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Emma Williams said...

So sorry to hear that you've been's the last thing you needed but big hugs and hope you're starting to feel better!! Thinking of you...

Congrats on being pulled out of the "spotty potty"...if anyone deserves this, you most definitely do!! :)
Take care lovely and look after yourself...
Emma xx

Cardarian said...

Sorry to hear you are not well - I hope you will feel better soon! I am a tech geek myself - just about to buy a Pad ( not sure if it will be an iPad) How nice that you were pulled out on the show! Hope to see you back on WOYWW duty next week!
Lots of healing hugs sent to you from Slovenia,

Hettie said...

Just popped by to see how you are doing Honey, but no crafting! Hope you are ok soon.

Darnell said...

Sorry to hear about the virus, Zo, but glad you are doing a little bit better. May each day find you more better even than the day before! Darnell #63

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Zo

I just popped by to say hi and to see how you are now? I hope you have recovered from your virus and the weekend.

Dionne x