Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Remember me?!

Oh it really is hard work being poorly. I have tried so hard not to feel sorry for myself but am soooooo bored.

You know those periods in life when you seem to spend weeks on end dashing from one thing to another, with lists of things to do, normal life rushes past and sometimes, just sometimes you think, "Ooh, I'd love a duvet day" or "How wonderful it would be to have a day or two at home to do XYZ..." well I have had DAYS at home, ill, sleeping, coughing, sleeping, reading, sleeping...and still haven't tackled X Y or, indeed Z.

What started out as a nasty cough ended up with me being admitted to hospital, wired up to drips, injected with all manner of lotions and potions and frankly quite poorly.

The lovely LOVELY husband has been a fabulous carer. He turned up at the hospital armed with new pj's, books, digestives (have to have digestives when you're poorly, it's the law) tissues, toiletries...you name it. The only benefit of being in hospital was that I had my own room because I was infectious. Shhh! It's true, I really was. Gastric flu. Hmm, not pretty...But I did have my own television. Good grief daytime television is crap. But also addictive. I really care who wins Rosemary Shrager's School For Cooks this week...

My Dad has stepped into my cafe shoes and has been working his socks off, making soup, serving customers, hosting birthday parties and crochet lessons....all of the things that I had organised and was so desperately gutted to have missed. Still the birthday party was a success, my lovely Mum baked fairy cakes and made sandwiches galore and apparently a fabulous time was had by all. The crochet lessons (thankyou for the PR, Julia!) were good fun, apparently, and the Happy Hookers (!) will be back next week for another session.

I am hoping to be back on my feet by the weekend, and normal life shall resume once again hopefully.

Thankyou so much for all of your get well wishes, I really am touched. Your blogs have all kept me entertained in my deepest darkest moments!

I promise not to leave it so long next time....x


April said...

Oh my God honey!!! I am so sorry I had no idea you'd been so ill, glad to see you're getting better and very glad to have a new blog post from you - I've missed you sweetie!!

get better soon - eat more digestives, they're really good at making you feel better


April xx

Tracy said...

Hi, Anna! Was wonder what happened to you...though maybe the coffee maker at the shop ate you! ;o) So sorry you've been poorly,and in hospital...So hope you will be feeling better again soon! :o) So sweet your Rob and Dad with so much pitching in, pinny wearing and everything--they're keepers! ;o) Get well soon! ((HUGS))

Gina said...

Gosh... poor you. Sounds like you've really been through the mill. Hope you're back to normal soon.

. said...

I hope you feel better now.


Rosesposes said...

Hi Anna
Sounds like you have been very ill, you build that strength up again. Your cafe looks so lovely, you have a good family and husband looking after you. You ought to be very proud of yourself opening number 9. Hopefully one day I will pop in for a cuppa when I holiday your way X Dom

driftwood said...

feel better soon!!!!! love the thought of your dad and Rob wearing pinnies!!!

Lisa said...

Wonderful to hear from you, not so wonderful you've been so poorly.
Don't think about those X,Y or Z
things, just concentrate on getting fit and healthy.
Take good care of yourself.
Lisa xx

Fancy Elastic said...

Oh no! I never realised, I had assumed that you had gone manic at the cafe and the blog had dropped off the agenda for a while... I am so sorry to hear you have been poorly. I hope you get back to form soon.


lou said...

Get well soon! I have loved reading your blog!!!! Lou xxx

dottycookie said...

Good to see you again! I'm glad you're over the worst - it does sound absolutely horrendous :-(

Cowboys and Custard said...

Oh.. joy.. you're back Anna.. well almost!
I do hope you are feeling much more bushy tailed now and will be donning your pinny for more muffin marathons soon!
I have really missed my garden girl mate and so sorry that you have been proper poorly.

Hope you can tear yourself away from the digestives soon and resume normal service.

Much love
Michele xx

the flour loft said...

so sorry to hear this anna. i really hope that you are now on the mend. How lucky you are to have such a fantastic dad and man.
with love
ginny x

Janette said...

hi anna, I am so pleased you are starting to feel better again, I actually got choked up seeing that you've posted again and it's really cheerful to see that you are around again even if you are not yet 100%. Don't rush, take your time to get properly well especially as you seem to have such a supportive family helping out at the cafe. Take care.

Janette xx

Kitty said...

Hi Anna - I'm really sorry to hear you've been so poorly. I've just got a bad cold, and I'm feeling sorry for myself. You shouldn't watch daytime tv though you know ... it rots your brain :-O

Hope you feel much, much better soon. x

monda-loves said...

oh poor you, it sounds horrible.
Hope you feel better soon, but in the meantime, Yay for parents!


Miss sew n sew said...

Oh Anna that expains it then I'd wondered what had happened to you I'm so sorry you've been really poorly I thought something was a miss after keep seeing the same page every time I clicked your blog! Take care hope that nasty bug stay clear glad the cafe has been well looked after for you!

Lynn said...

Hope you're nearly over the yucky stuff -- what an ordeal! Maybe it's time to start chugging some of that elderberry cordial! >;-D

French Knots said...

So sorry to hear you've been having such bad time. While sitting around seems a great idea when life is bsy, in reality it is frustrating. There is only so much Philip and Fern you can take!
Hope you are feeling better soon.

Attic24 said...

Hello Anna
I was so sorry to find you'd been so unwell, crikey, hospitilization is pretty serious in my books.
I really hope you are over the worst and that life will soon be back on track for you. Maybe this was a warning to you to take things a little easier???? If at all possible?? Less rushing, more just Being. Sending love and hugs

Petticoat Lane said...

So glad you're on the mend now, you poor thing, what a horrible time you've had of it this last few weeks. Hopefully it's given you the chance to rest a little and recover from such a manic few months.
What a lovely husband and 'bloke' you have stepping in to help (not to mention the gorgeous Gavin)...every girl seriously, should add similar 'models' (not yours, of course) to their Christmas Lists!!!
Take care sweetie, if you need anything, just shout.... Not sure If I can compete with Bloke in the pinny stakes though!!

Vintage Amethyst said...

Yay, you are back blogging.
Sorry again that you have been so poorly, but yay for your wonderful husband and the gifts. (I got a pair of Cath Kidston p'js from mine when I was in hospital a couple of years ago!)
Anyhoo you take care still and get fully better very soon.

periwinkle said...

sorry to hear you have been v poorly but am glad to hear you are on the mend... digestives make everythink ok in my book
lisa x

mollycupcakes said...

owww sweetie, i hope you're feeling much better now and that nasty lurgy has gone off to visit someone else.
I was starting to wonder where you'd got to but didn't want to bother incase you where just up to your eyes with work.
I'm sorry to hear that you might not make it to the Vintage fair on Saturday, if you're feeling better give me a call maybe we could have a coffee. I'm around for the weekend.
Thank you sweet girl for the lovely new home card, I'll be trying out the those chcolate cupcakes hmmm!
Big hugs and arm lenght kisses xxx lol
Lots of love hun.
Catherine, Ben and the cupcakes xxx

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

So glad you are feeling much better, I like everyone else kept wondering what was wrong as we hadnt heard from you for so long. Looks like you have done the right thing and not rushed back to work and taken it very very easy. Hurray for hubbies and parents. I imagine your dad is having a great time in the cafe...Claire xx

funkymonkey said...

Hope you are better soon. Glad you are being looked after so well.

Nicola said...

Hope you are feeling better - I blame Oxford!!! At least you know that Bloke is looking after things at the Cafe - I bet he will have the whole thing running like clockwork by the time you get back. xxx

bloke said...

Nicola-- you cannot improve on perfection. It is running like clockwork now,however Anna needs to listen to the other bloggers and take their advice ref taking things a bit easier. Not working such long hours etc.Bloke

Garden Girl said...

Yada yada yada....I sincerely herby promise to stop working such long hours...at least until after Christmas. Can I come back to work now???!!!

wendster said...

You are sick? This is NO GOOD. We will have to do something about it IMMEDIATELY if not sooner.
Sending little glowing fireflies to dance around in your hospital window ... they will spell out messages for the nurses ... things like "favorite patient" and the like so the nurses will treat you slightly better than everyone else and work the hardest to get you well.
And we are blowing on a wad of cotton that will blow across the sea and fill your hospital bed with softness and warmth ... making it oh so cozy for the comfort of it's inhabitant.

Get well.

We long to hear more about the happy hookers and the parties and the crowd at the Cafe ... and I long to see what you have baked lately.

Well wishes from me to you.

Wendy xoxxox

Ragged Roses said...

It is so lovely to have you back blogging again Anna! I really hope you're feeling better by now, you poor thing. Hope too you've progressed from those piles of digestives on to toblerone cookies again or chocolate muffins or even, EVEN the odd doughnut (or pickled nut) - a sure sign that life is returning to normal ,,, Take care my lovely

julia said...

Soooo glad to hear you're on the mend, you poor thing. We'll be there tomorrow, will you be back?
Can't wait for more crochet hints
Julia xx

Dragonfly said...

Oh Anna, that sounds awful - poor you. Hope you're feeling much better now?
I've missed your blog...

prettyshabby said...

gosh..poorly girl! glad you're getting better now though, it sounded horrid.Hospitals are the most boring and noisy places on earth, at least you had your own room to watch trashy tv and eat biscuits! What a fab family you have chipping in with all the help.Take it easy..like Bloke says. x

Carol said...

I am pleased that you feeling better. Yes, daytime tv is crap and it does not get much better in the evenings! good if you like to make or read though.
I wish you had been able to meet us Saturday, I missed you. I will be back in the Cotswolds and in need of tea and cake....we plan to camp somewhere nice. So oneday we will meet and have a nice little chat.
take care,
big hugs,
Carol xxxx