Hi there, sorry it's been so long, but things have been grim. I can't believe it's been over a month since I last posted but I have had the worst bout of flu that I've had in years and sadly, I just didn't have the energy to do anything, much less, come up with something witty or clever or even vaguely entertaining to write in my blog. I have spent a lot of time flopped on the sofa drinking copious amounts of tea and orange juice and consuming pain killers like they were tic-tacs and quite frankly, I'm still poorly. Luckily, not quite as poorly as I was but I still have a blocked nose, a sore throat and a bit of a high temperature. During the whole of the flu incident, I have had to drag myself to work every day because apparently, the flu does not count as a good enough reason to have any time off work.
I did, however, still manage to go on my trip to Venice with my youngest daughter and then spent a lovely weekend with my mum, my eldest daughter, her husband and my cutie-pie grandson so it hasn't all been bad. There will be photos a-plenty in the next day or two once I have worked out how to get the slippery little suckers out of the camera I borrowed, something that has thus far eluded me. Luckily, the camera owner will be here this weekend so he can magic them onto my laptop for me and I can hopefully then share them with you next week.
On a much nicer note, my two new chickens, Harriet and Bluebell are now both laying and each day I am the happy recipient of two perfectly formed little eggs. I know it's only a small thing but in a month of otherwise complete hideousness, it does make a nice change to have something nice happen each day.
Anyway, I will be back in the next day or so with loads of pictures but here is just a little teaser. I did manage to get a couple of photos using my iPad and as such, they're easy to upload.