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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

It Is I - The Missing Thisisme!!

Hallo everyone. This post will probably come as a bit of a surprise I suspect. To be honest, I'm surprised myself, as I had been seriously thinking about just winding my Blog up, especially as it's been so long since my last post. 

Most of you know that I haven't been feeling very well at all - hence my absence from bloggyland. Unfortunately, I am still not feeling too great , but I just wanted to say a big "thank you" to all of you who have been thinking of me and praying for me. That really does mean such a lot. Those of you who have inboxed me on Facebook , those of you who have sent me e mails asking how I am, and dear Tom, who sent me such a sweet e-card. Thank you all !

I thought I would just post a few photos today and I hope you enjoy them.

Some of you might remember that Emma gave her friend away at the friend's wedding a little while ago, and here are a couple of new  photos from that day.

Emma said she was surprised how emotional she felt!

Here is a photo of little Ruby on a day out at the beach.

While I've been absent, Eli had his 5th birthday, so here are a couple of photos from that day.  The sun shone brightly, we had a bouncy castle in the garden, and the little ones had a lovely day.

I can't believe that Eli has finished his first year at School (Foundation Class) and will go into Year 1 in September.  Little Ruby won't be starting school until September 2014, even though there is only 18 months between them.

I'm delighted to tell you that, here in England, we have actually had a wonderful spell of summer weather over about four weeks.  A heatwave in fact!  Lovely balmy evenings, which we just don't usually get.  One day, hubby took me to the beach for a couple of hours, and, my, I did enjoy being by the sea again.  The water was SO warm, I just wish that I had been well enough to go for a dip!

I do hope that all my bloggy friends are keeping well - sending big hugs your way.


Retired English Teacher said...

It is so good to hear from you. You remain in my prayers. I'm sending you big hugs and wishes for healing and the grace to deal with the process. XXX

Claudia Moser said...

Good to have news from you! Do take care

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dearest Thisisme! I am shocked and elated to see a post from you. It has to be a sign that you're doing a little better. I'm praying that such is the case. You know very well how much we all love you and care about you. I hope you can get out in the sunshine and fresh air and visit the seaside more often because those experiences will no doubt speed your recovery. It's so nice to see pictures of the growing children and Emma again. Please, please get well soon, dear friend Thisisme, and return to your friends here in blog land. We need you. The world needs you! God bless!

Belle said...

I am so happy to see you here. We have missed you. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during your illness.

Emma looks so beautiful and the bride is stunning! Weddings are such happy occasions. Eli and Ruby look delightful and happy. I wish for all the best for them in the coming school year. God bless.

Sush said...

It brightens the world of so many when you brave the computer and share a post! Thank you for once again bringing us your own special ray of sunshine! Take it easy but don't ever ever ever close shop! We all love reading about all the lovely goings on in Southhams, Darling!!!!

BECKY said...

Lovely Diane! I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. I didn't realize you hadn't blogged in quite a while, because I'm behind on reading all my friends' blogs! I HAVE been thinking of you, though, and hopefully you have felt it in your heart. Please take care of yourself and I will send you an e-mail asap.
Hugs, Becky

NITA said...

Hi Diane

Lovely photos. Do hope you will soon feel better.

Hugs for you - Nita

Olive said...

Dear Diane, I shall pray for you to get much,much better. Funny that we have had 45 plus inches of rain. My garden is a jungle. xo, Olive

Grammy Goodwill said...

It's always so nice to hear from you and see your lovely pictures. I'm sorry to hear that you still aren't feeling the best. I'll continue praying for relief for you from this nagging pain.

Linda O'Connell said...

Diane, I understand how taxing it is to keep up with blogging, especially if you don't feel well.Well wishes and prayers for you. Pictures are wonderful. Stop by and see the flowers ont he lawn on my blog if you have time.It is incredible. Someone said, "It's a Brit thing."

Chatty Crone said...

I noticed you were gone but I missed you were sick. I am so sorry. What is wrong? Your photos are nice - love seeing family. sandie

Shelly said...

You are in my prayers, my sweet friend! I so hope your complete recovery is here soon. Love the pics! Please take care! xo

Jennifer Hoppins said...

Dear Diane,
My thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this challenge. Your photos are lovely and it was very uplifting to see a post from you today!

Odie Langley said...

The pictures were all amazing and that Eli is certainly one handsome young man. I do hope you get to feeling better soon. I am getting tired of being around the house and hope the cardiologist will allow me to return to work next week after I see him tomorrow. Take care of your awesome self and know you are forever on my mind and in my prayers.

Kristina S said...

So great to see your post come up on my feed, sweet friend! Oh my goodness, how much Eli and Ruby have grown! Such cuties!! Emma looks beautiful and I'm so glad the summer has been delightful for you weather wise! Certainly have been thinking about you!!

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Hello Diane , how great to see a post from you, but sad to hear that you are still not feeling well ,, but at least we had sun and warmth.

Loving the photo of Emma and Friend on bed , it is fab, and your growing grandchildren ,,

See we are still here ,,:-) take care and get well soon xox

Lyndylou said...

Great photos. Hope you start to feel better soon Diane. Love n hugs xxx

Daydream Living said...

Hope you feel much better soon! Maureen xx

Suzanne Prickett said...

Hi Thisime! How did I miss this post last day or two? But, nagging aside, you look radiant in your white summer set standing on that beach-gorgeous smile! I too am happy to see you here, and with wonderful photos of those two beautiful children. Emma's picture sure is lovely. I bet it was a nice wedding.

I do hope you are feeling some better, and choose not to give up blogging totally. You are loved and admired here, you know, and you have been missed.

Have a wonderful weekend, we will see you soon! ♥

Eva Ason said...

Dear Diane,
I'm happy to see you here, and sorry to hear you're not yet feeling good but at least you have had some nice sunny weather, that is always an uplifting thing.
Sending big hugs your way.


Kathy S. said...

My goodness I am glad to see you back, Diane! Sometimes it seems that our lives are controlled by how many "good days" we have health-wise, doesn't it? I hope that by blogging occasionally all the good vibes from your followers will become part of your healing. I'm adding my prayers to the others here, and wishing you better days ahead!

Terra said...

Please be well dear one, and I like the photos of your lovely family.
I hope you keep on blogging on occasion so we can keep up.
"For I will restore health to you, and I will heal your wounds, says the Lord." Jeremiah 30:17

Rosemary Nickerson said...

Dear Diane, Still not well--horrid. Being sick is bad enough, but when it drags on and on, it's beyond bad. As my mother always said, "This too will pass." One day, hopefully in the not too distant future, you will wake up and this will all be a memory. I am glad you haven't lost your appreciation for what is good and lovely in your life. Focusing on the positive will help keep your spirits up. Many blessings as you face the days ahead. Peace, love, hope and healing are my prayers for you.
Rosemary said...

Please be well. I just prayed for you right now. Dear Diane. That is my daughters middle name.

That picture of you at the seaside is lovely of you. Better days ahead my dear.

My Mom was an English girl.

She loved the seaside but she could never swim. I tired to teach er when in Canada but she was a tad nevrvous. She did live to be 95 young. I miss her and it has been a deck age she has gone.

She had many illness pop up in her life but she made it to 95. That is a blessing I would say.