Wednesday, 5 August 2009


I missed a week blogging because I didn't have anything new to show- still battling with dolls that may go in a challenge but might not.
DD has got over the swine flu short of she now has a chest infection and today spent a fortune at the chemist on anti-biotics, steroids and new inhalers. Its her birthday on Friday so I hope they all kick in soon. It hardly seems 32 years since I was rushed to maternity, the result being DD was born six weeks premature. To see her now you wouldn't believe she was 171/2 inches when she arrived and five pound four ounces. Her apgar

was really low

August is a strange month for the past 17 years we have had to go through the reminder of my dad dying three days before her birthday. He had leukaemia and had bee in hospital for a blood transfusion but had been expected to visit us the following week for Lib's birthday. It was in the middle of the Barcelona Olympics and a test match. He had only retired the year before and did not benefit for long from getting up early in the morning to go to work. I miss chatting to him about sport and politics. He didn't have to suffer the Premier league and most of the sport going to Sky tv and I wonder what he would have made of it all. Let alone the way politics have gone. My sister was pregnant with her only daughter at the time my dad died and last week end they packed up all her stuff to take her down to Canterbury where she is to start a new phase of her life as a student.

You can just see Biddle snuggled against him. The orange and black is a gonk my sister made at school. So he is a similar age as Biddle and the hippopotamus Libby had as fabric and a pattern for a present and we made him.

Over the past week I have been looking at old photographs, when Libby was a child I made most of her clothes but surprisingly few when she was a baby. I think that was because I just didn't have enough hours in the day to sit and sew, but once she could play and amuse herself it wasn't so bad, also until she was five we were a two parent family and had more disposable income.

The birds continue to visit and the garden is looking its best so far this summer. We only had for or five days in July when we didn't have rain and August isn't looking brilliant although its quite warm this week.


Renee said...

Sending you some big hugs Wendy!!!!

Sally said...

Sending lots of hugs Wendy.

I hope your DD is much better soon and has a lovely birthday.

Pumpkin said...

I'm sorry this is a difficult month for you Wendy :o( Sending lots of hugs your way!

I hope DD continues to fight this flu and get rid of it in time for her birthday. Please wish her a Happy Birthday :o)

Shashi Nayagam said...

Such a difficult month for you I hope your DD gets well soon. Sending lots of hugs