Here I am, all is well but I thank you all for your concern. A few technical issues, hospital appointments on the mainland and a little lethargy have kept me away. I can only apologise for causing you worry and thank you for your concern. Gerard had a few health issues which have since been resolved, we are now waiting for all his medications to be adjusted and his biological medication to be changed.
Our beautiful little Island is now back on level one so a semblance of normality is beginning to appear. It is so nice to tourists back, the camper vans and cyclists. Long may this last. We are expecting our first visitors on Saturday, our daughter Victoria and her little family are arriving. We are so excited and have so many plans, we are hopeful for a improvement in the weather. April was the worst on record for 25 years, it was miserable. Consequently, a slow start was made on the garden. We are hopeful that despite the slow start we will still have edible salad crops and veggies soon. The rhubarb and several herbs are already been harvested which is a joy.
The chickens continue to do well and we are still enjoying an abundance of eggs. At the moment I have a stockpile so that I can do a bumper bake and have plenty for our imminent guests. A quiche is a definite as it is Victoria's favourite, along with sausage rolls. I have started to make the list and intend to go to town today to do a food shop in readiness. We made the beds up yesterday, just the outdoor toys to sort out from the outbuilding. We are hopeful that the beach will be part of our adventures as there is to be a big improvement in the weather and the temperatures. As long as it is dry I will be happy, we can always wrap up.
Crafting has been big part of my life with several projects achieved. The doorstep blessings have now come to an end as we started to emerge out of lockdown, I was so happy to be part of this project bringing joy to so many. It really did make me appreciate what I have got and pulled me out of the doldrums.
I will close for now but rest assured I will be back very soon and normal blogging services will resume shortly.
See you soon.
Am so pleased to see you are alright and have your family coming to stay. I am sure you will have a great time together.ReplyDelete
So pleased to hear that you are fine.Have a lovely time with the family.ReplyDelete
It's lovely you see a post from you and to know all is well. Have a thoroughly lovely time with your family and give them all a big hug.ReplyDelete
Happy to see you here today.ReplyDelete
So good to hear from you!ReplyDelete
Good to see your post and know you are both OKReplyDelete
Have a fabulous time with your family. What a blessing it will be!ReplyDelete
Lovely to hear from you again. xxReplyDelete
It's good to see your name pop up in my Blogroll again. I'm so happy for you getting to see your family very, very soon. I know how excited you are. Have a wonderful time and we'll be here when you have more time. Hugs to Gerard.ReplyDelete
Wonderful to hear from you and that you and Gerard are both ok. A family visit at last that is great! enjoy! Amanda xReplyDelete
You have been in my thoughts so I'm particularly pleased to hear that you are both well. Enjoy your weekend and getting together with your family at last. The weather forecast is good here too so I hope to see our grandchildren as well. Take care xReplyDelete
The weather would have been grim even had you stayed here in Lincolnshire!ReplyDelete
Glad everything is ok !ReplyDelete
Nice to see a post :) glad that spring has sprung and things are opening up a bit too.ReplyDelete
Glad all is well. Enjoy your family visiting:)ReplyDelete
Glad to hear that everything is ok. Enjoy your family coming to see you. I am seeing my son and his family this weekend for the first time since March last year. Looking forward to this.ReplyDelete
It's lovely to see a post from you again. What utter delight to anticipate hosting family this weekend. I wish you much joy in your time together.ReplyDelete
Great to hear all is going well and that your visitors will be with you shortly. How exciting! Have a wonderful time.ReplyDelete
I'm glad to hear all is well with you, and that Gerard is being well looked after. At last your family are visiting, that's so good, something lovely to look forward to. It's good to see people out and about again. I was in town today and did a double take when I saw people in M&S cafe, then realised that that is allowed now :-)ReplyDelete
Lorraine, wonderful to hear all is well! Betsy called last night and I asked her if she had heard from you, and was so glad she had. Thank you so much for your caring comment. Have a great visit with your precious family. You and Gerard are in my thoughts and prayers with love.ReplyDelete
It's good to hear from you. Enjoy your time with your family. That will be very special for all of you.ReplyDelete
Have a great visit with your daughter and her family! It's lovely to see you here again.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad that all is well and that restrictions are easing so much so that your daughter is coming for a visit with the grands. I do hope you have a wonderful visit and that the weather cooperates.ReplyDelete
good to hear and I know time will be enjoyed in good or bad weather.ReplyDelete
So glad to know that you are both well. Have a wonderful time with your visitors.ReplyDelete
So glad things are getting back to normal for you. Have a wonderful visit with Victoria and her family!ReplyDelete
Good to hear from you. Glad everything is okay. Things here in our state of NC are beginning to seem a little more normal too. Happy about that.ReplyDelete
Good to see you back, and all the hospital visits behind you both. I know how life gets in the way sometimes and blogging is not always something we can shoehorn into a busy day, or even feel like doing on occasion. Enjoy the family visit - I imagine you haven't seen them since before the first Lockdown?ReplyDelete
Thanks for posting Mama. Enjoy your long awaited family visit and hang in there in the garden, everybody is hoping for some gardeners sunshine. Jo xReplyDelete
I am so relieved. Happy to see a post from you. Enjoy your visit with your daughter and her family as well as the eased restrictions.ReplyDelete
So glad to find this update and the news that you and Gerard are OK. I have checked the blog, but admittedly not daily, as I am not even posting that often these days. Life has a way of intervening as we all now. Glad that things are getting better in your areas as they are here as well. We will be going back to our native NJ next week to see family and friends for the first time since late 2019.ReplyDelete
I'm glad your area is opening up. Oregon is mostly open. Some places still requires masks/face coverings. We've had warm weather on and off. I need to get a shade to put over kitchen window outdoors to keep house cooler. Miss our birch tree that gave us shade. Enjoy the time with your family this weekend. Thankful that Gerard is feeling better. Good to read your post again.ReplyDelete
Lovely to see this post, so pleased all is well.ReplyDelete
Have a wonderful time with the family :)
My good wishes.
All the best Jan
Thanks for the catch-up. Lovely to hear that you have visitors returning once again after the long isolation of the past year. Most importantly, though, good to hear you are both okay. Enjoy your guests!ReplyDelete
It's good to hear from you. Have a lovely time with your daughter and her family. I'll keep my fingers crossed the weather holds out for their visit. XReplyDelete
Have a lovely visit with family. I am glad that all is okay with you and yours.ReplyDelete
Hooray! Things are getting back to normal; thank you, God, for watching over Gerard; and thank you to the chickens for their many gifts.ReplyDelete
So happy all is well in your world.
So glad to hear you are both okay. I was worried when you were not posting. Have a wonderful visit with your family, much awaited, it should be fun. Stay safe.ReplyDelete
You sound wonderful. So glad that you are feeling better and that life is enjoyable.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear things are returning to normal for you. Have a fun visit with your family, and enjoy your time out and about. xoReplyDelete
Glad you are ok and looking forward to seeing family, take care. xReplyDelete
So nice to hear that you are well and that life is returning to normal. We are deserve a nice, relaxed summer.ReplyDelete