Another week, time for another Magic Monday! The events in our household really pale into insignificance compared to the natural disasters taking over so many parts of America at the moment. The majority of us, thankfully, will never have to encounter the devastation that these natural phenomena wreak, but I want to send support and good wishes to all our American blogging pals who are living through this. There is an additional blog post this week that my pal Cheryl at Chronic Mom blog wrote last week about what no one tells you about surviving a natural disaster with chronic illness – but I think that there are probably aspects that apply to everyone!
We had an unexpected trip over the weekend – hence no blog post – and as it was a long trip for this chronic bird to make in a day, we paid an impromptu visit to old friends to beg a bed for the night. Panic not other old friends, we gave them 24 hours notice!! We haven’t seen each other for about 5 years, yet we have known each other for nearly 30 years – we “girls” did our nurse training together and the blokes have always been hifi and gadget buddies. Not forgetting that this fellow hifi nut was hubby’s best man 25 years ago! With just a few precious friendships the years roll away and it is possible to appreciate the long and deep connections that you have with each other. As two couples, we have had our fair share of traumas over the past couple of years – we decided we should form the “Happy Pill” brigade as we must have shares in antidepressant companies between us – but we have survived and it is testament to our friendship that we can come together as if it was yesterday! How many people in your life can you call on and truly rely upon to be there for you no matter what? Quick shout out here for our fab friends’ facebook page – check it out (chocolate brownies to die for) Keeley House Bakery
I have found some great blog reads for you this week including becoming a real mermaid (just read it!), a fab book review, and using your imagination when putting pen to paper. There is also a piece about the scandal currently coming to light about the use of mesh implants in surgical procedures. So grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy some fabulous writing in these inspiring blog posts!
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Have a great week!