Hello my friends.
Well, what a week this has been – nothing like I expected it at all! It all started Friday evening really, when I was asked if I would consider taking a friend’s mother in law back home to Cheltenham. It was my turn to play on Sunday for worship, so I said I would travel down on Sunday afternoon, sleep over and travel back Monday… But before then, I was treating myself to a day out – and look who I found…
Our very own Neet, demo-ing at the Leigh show. It was a good time there – when I eventually got a parking space. Not a huge show, but some different stalls from the NEC and similar. Sorry about the lack of quality – took the photo on my phone!
So, home I went having had a lot of fun at the show. Sunday came, I played as expected, then went out for lunch and set off for Cheltenham. 167 miles – not too far, we thought. Manic traffic, torrential rain, a lovely meal on the motorway and a good night sleep later, meant I was ready to set off home on Monday morning. I decided a small detour on the way home was in order. I called in to see Mrs D! You see, our Mrs D was in trouble… She had been working a lock on the canal – this very one!
Mr D was in the boat down below in the lock. Chris was working the lock gates. She had closed the right one, and crossed that little white bridge in order to close the left one. See that high circular piece of concrete? Well, she fell from there onto the path below! A distance of about 5ft 6inches. Yes, the word is “OUCH”!!!!!!!!!!!! She has damaged one of the vertebrae in her neck – number 3 for the medics among you; broken a bone in her upper arm; severely bruised her under arm down to her elbow; gouged a chunk out of said elbow; and damaged her pelvis. She was in excruciating pain and taken straight to Royal Stoke University Hospital following a 999 call. They have been brilliant. The Canal trust have really looked after Adrian. I’ve texted her today (Tuesday) and she has managed to walk as far as the loo, but needed a chair to get her back to her bed. This was her yesterday (Monday) – and, yes, I do have her permission to show this!
She is feeling very sorry for herself, unable to do very much at all, and is exhausted with the pain. I know you will all wish her well, with a speedy recovery. But IF anyone wants to send her a card or a note please send me an email to margaret(dot)diddanfa(at)gmail(dot)com, and I will send you my postal address. I’m their mailing address whilst they have no house. She has her little computer with her in the hospital and can occasionally get connection, so any good will messages on my blog will get through to her.
So, you see, that has been my unexpected week! Needless to say, not a lot of crafting done. But… my desk in all its glory…
So, some card and wax jars plus a die cut from a gorgeous die , all purchased at the show on Saturday; some glitter glues, tacky glue, a box of peel-offs, reels of tape, scissors, blade, etc. A bit staged so you can see the colours. And today I have been playing with the wax. I bought some Alchemy wax jars by Imagination crafts – and have been having fun getting thoroughly messy!