Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!

We awoke to snow this morning and the Monday garden did look pretty magical!  But then the reality kicks in as we don’t do snow well here in the UK and by mid morning the rail companies were already announcing changes and cancellations to timetables tomorrow.  My girl and her friends are dying for the snow to continue so that they have a snow day tomorrow – it is bitterly cold, but I’m not sure if there will be enough snow for no school.

monday magic

My morning has been spent with another hospital visit: picking up results, being booked in for more investigations and all rounded off with the obligatory vampire visit for blood tests.  Apparently I’m anaemic (again) and my red blood cells are small…that is a new one on me.  It did make me smile when the young registrar asked how much red meat I eat….I could hear the student engineer’s response which sure enough he gave when I said it too him later “Never enough, MOTHER!! We NEED steak every day”.  In your dreams boy, unless you want to start paying more rent….

There has been a huge loss in our house this week leaving a massive void.  It is a death, but not of a person or a pet.  We have had to have our enormous ornamental cherry tree cut down as it was diseased and one half had already died.  But we tried to keep it for as long as possible – I don’t know how old it was, but we have been her 18 years – as it was such a major feature of the garden.  Now there is literally an empty void and a huge scar in the shape of diseased, raw stumps and an overwhelming that sadness that there won’t be the pink blossoms this year, or even the nightmare of the leaves in the autumn.  Funny how this loss can induce grief isn’t it?!  So I guess soon we will be looking for a new family member to inhabit the back garden…maybe another fruit tree, or something faster growing…..

My weekly inspiring blog posts may be coming a little to you than normal….in fact it is nearly wine o’clock here for those who enjoy a tipple, or perhaps that coffee is still on the menu.  So whatever your drink of choice, sit back and enjoy a few minutes with some inspiring blog posts and a vlog this week!  I will definitely be having a go at baking the GF choc chip cookies and eating them whilst reading some of your posts…..

 

https://amindfultravellerblog.wordpress.com/2018/02/19/gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookies/

https://losingtheplotweb.wordpress.com/2018/02/25/bitch-slapping-anxiety/

https://sobhalishapanda.com/2018/02/25/come-on-we-are-the-same-species/

https://avionneslegacy.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/personality-disorders-in-a-nutshell/

https://letsfeelbetter.com/new-interview-chronic-illness/

http://www.diseasecantstopme.com/lifehacks/

http://putthekettleon.ca/2018/02/24/how-to-live-with-infertility-6-tips-for-healing/

https://steviet3.wordpress.com/2018/02/22/fruit-for-thought/

https://meandmymomfriends.com/you-know-youre-a-parent-when/

Please like, share and comment…and have a good week!

Claire x

 

 

14 thoughts on “Monday Magic – Inspiring Blogs for You!

  1. Oh your poor cherry tree, we used to have ornamental cherry trees in the garden when I was growing up. These days I have opted for the fruiting kind that are grumbling about me keeping them in a pot, but they are still producing cherries, which my sons and the birds are delighted to raid.

    Thank you for linking to my blog, I was more than a wee bit apprehensive about posting it.

    Sonia x

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    • I guess if someone has never suffered true anxiety/ depression/ mental health conditions they might not get it….but in this house full of hyper anxious bods, we DO get it. In fact my 15 year old has just come home and said “if I didn’t get so anxious I might enjoy doing more things…” It can be crippling. Having watched hubby have a full blown meltdown I also appreciate what the anxiety in a mental breakdown is like – not being able to eat, sit still, sleep, think – it was awful. So thank you for posting, Sonia!!

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