Monday, 12 September 2011

Out & About

Good evening

Sorry I've been quiet this past week - I've not really done much that is blog worthy. Lots of sitting around, reading, a bit of crochet and lots of listening to the radio.  The best bit has been when friends and family have called round for a natter - that's the bit I'm missing most, getting out and seeing people.

One visitor was my friend who runs the S&B group - she brought with her a card (full of cheeky messages) and a gorgeous bunch of flowers;

Of course last week saw the boys go back to school. That didn't go entirely smoothly - little son developed a nasty ear infection which meant a trip to the doctors and him missing his first day of  high school. He managed the other 3 days of school last week - dosed up and by Friday night he was shattered. Luckily after lots of sleep and rest this weekend, he's finally on the mend, if slightly deaf in one ear. 

The highlight of the weekend for me, was leaving the house! We've hired a wheelchair and Sunday afternoon we finally had time to get out and use it. We headed to Aldeburgh and eventually found a suitable parking space and I got my first taste of sea air in ages. The menfolk all took turns to push - of course I knew that trusting big son wasn't a good idea - it was definitely hairy at times as we lurched towards walls and kerbs - however he had more control that he let on and survived the trip unscathed.  We even stopped by the boating pond for an ice cream.

 Trust me - there were loads of pretty model yachts being sailed - I just managed not to photograph any of them!! Beside the yacht pond is a statue of a dog - this is in memory of 2 doctors who served the town many years ago. Its been stolen a few times but the town have always raised funds to replace it. Here's little son and Snooks together;

Well if going out once wasn't exciting enough - I've been out today too. Back to the hospital for a modification to my cast - I can now stand using both legs - though I still my crutches to walk and can't walk with my bad foot down - that is something that will come eventually.

There are so many lovely swaps going on in blogland at the moment and I've been sorely tempted but have resisted as I have no idea how mobile I'll be for a while. I was signed up for one swap before the accident (the autumn one) - my lovely swap partner Dawn @ Rattling On has been very patient and understanding with me. I'm slowly getting sorted with that one and we're aiming to swap towards the end of the month. 

Birthday swap ladies - you will get your parcels but they may be a bit late - depends on when I can find someone to push me about around the sort of shops I like to visit. MrVV is wonderful but I don't think he's up to dealing with swap parcels!!
Right - off for a catch up with bloggy news.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Claire said...

love that boating pond. Cant believe people steal the statue!!!

Magic Bean said...

Hooray! A bit of salty air and an ice cream do the trick. Did one of your boys paint the purple toes??? Ax

topchelseagirl said...

I love that you've got your toenails painted!

Saphy said...

oh Vicki, hope its not too painful, the cast looks great (as casts go)glad you are getting out and about. x

Kashi said...

It is hard to be laid up. I had my knee replaced in june and had to go back into hospital twice to have more work done on it. I hated not being able to walk. 3 months out and now I am walking and looking forward to going back to work next month. You will get there. Keep your spirits up, I am going to start following your blog, btw, getting the toenails painted is good. My friend did that for me about 2 weeks after the first surgery and it made me fell so much better. Take care of yourself and let your loved ones take care of you as well.

minibreakfast said...

Great pic of your toes! Will try to visit this week xxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

So glad you have managed to get out. Its miserable being cooped up for too long. Looks like you had a lovely time out. It looks so pretty there.

Hope you get used moving around on your crutches. Its nice that so many people are visiting you and keeping your spirits up!

Thanks for you comment on my blog. I think your nan is right I do love free style kitchens of yester year. Although admitedly I would have to squeeze in a dishwasher, life is too short to spend it at the sink! lol.

Take care and hope you get on the mend really soon.


♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Wow, bet it felt really good to get outside in the fresh air. It's nice just to see 'things' :) Hope it's all healing nicely xx

**Anne** said...

I'm glad you got to get out and about at the weekend. Staying inside all the time would drive me crazy.
I love the statue of the dog. Very cute.
Anne xx

Vix said...

I'm so glad you've managed to get out and about! Your toenails match your cast, how fabulous! x

Vintage Jane said...

Poor you, I would go mad if I had to stay indoors for too long. Hope you're up and about unaided very soon. Very impressed with your toenails. M x

Tabiboo said...

Ouch to the leg, but matching nails - so perfect.

Nina x

Country Rabbit said...

awww bless you huni hope things are healing nicely ;0)x...loved your photos looks like fun for the kiddies! not good on the ear infection- hope all is now better ;0) love your painted nails! x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

So sorry to read about your leg! How annoying and inconvenient for you. It's all Bad Manners' fault...I couldn't imagine how I would do if my leg was a in a cast right now...Poor thing, I hope you get much better soon. I hope that you are being pampered...
Isabelle x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I hope you aren't in too much pain, love your cast it looks fab!

Lisa said...

I bet you loved getting out for a few hours, an added bonus of an ice cream too!
Hope you continue on the mend.
Lisa x

Donna ~ Little Tiny Stitches said...

Oh it's so good that you're on the mend, but I do so love your purple cast! (maybe I wouldn't if it was on my foot!).
Your comments about big son having more control than he let on made me laugh.
Oh bless 'em ;o)

have a good week Vicki, and keep your chin up my lovely :o)

Love n hugs,
Donna xxx