Bilateral Cataract Extraction & Intraocular Lens Implant

June 27, 2022

BILATERAL CATARACT EXTRACTION and INTRAOCULAR LENS IMPLANT –  What a mouthful!  The time had finally come for my eye surgery.  My right eye (the worst one) was to be done on Monday 20 June and my left eye was to be done the next day on Tuesday 21 June. The Tennis Player (aka hubby) has a few days off work on carer’s leave as I will be unable to get myself to and from appointments and will need help initially…

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Eye’m taking a short break!

Hi there! Just a quick post to let it be known I’ll be taking a break from the blog for a short while. This is because I’m soon having surgery on my eyes (bilateral cataract extraction and intraocular lens implant) and will need some…

June 15, 2022
Woman reflecting

Reflecting on the last 10 years

Reflecting on the last 10 years has required a lot of thought and soul searching. I’ve tried to do it openly and honestly but without oversharing too much. I hope I managed to get the balance right and I hope you enjoy the read.…

June 6, 2022

ART CHAT #5: Show ‘n’ Tell

SHOW ‘N’ TELL Well here I am with another Art Chat Show ‘n’ Tell. This is where I share what art I’ve been doing lately. I had contemplated starting a monthly linkup where others could share their creativity also, and mentioned this in my…

May 23, 2022

May Catch-up

May catch up because um … will you look at that, I blinked and it’s been almost a month since my last blog post!  I’m not organised so I thought I’d just do one of those coffee catch-up kind of posts where I fill…

May 9, 2022

ART CHAT #4: Show ‘n’ Tell

  SHOW ‘N’ TELL I thought I’d have a show and tell element to my Art Chat posts where I share my recent art activities.  These posts will mostly be more visual than wordy depending of course on what I have going on and…

April 11, 2022

Taking Stock – March 2022

It’s time for my first Taking Stock post for 2022, and oh what a year this year has been already! Wouldn’t you agree? Let’s jump straight in. Making:  Art again after far too long of a break – more on that in my next Art…

March 28, 2022
Art Therapy

ART CHAT #3: Art & Mental Health

Photo by Valerie Titova on Unsplash ART & MENTAL HEALTH I couldn’t have an ‘Art Chat’ series of posts and not talk about the benefits of doing art (and all creative activities) for our mental health. When I do art, and particularly when I go into ‘the…

March 21, 2022
Art chat

ART CHAT #2: Art Chat named and explained

ART CHAT – named and explained! Art Chat is a new blog series – kinda like a mix of show and tell and coffee chats about all things art related. Last month I wrote a post to share my latest artwork with a plan…

March 15, 2022

It never rains but pours!

We’ve all heard the saying “it never rains but pours”. It usually means that misfortunes or difficult situations tend to follow each other in rapid succession or to arrive all at the same time. That has been true in recent years I have to…

March 1, 2022
Vitamin Deficiencies

Vitamin Deficiencies in Midlife Women

I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check my vitamin levels, thyroid function but more directly to follow up on my iron levels following an iron infusion back in November 2021. I’ve been feeling really run down and tired and very…

February 21, 2022

ART CHAT #1: Show ‘n’ Tell

ARTY FARTY UPDATES vs LATEST ARTWORKS  As life is quite busy for me lately* I’ve been trying to think of an idea for reasonably quick blog posts, that are in line with what Write of the Middle is all about, and that are able…

February 7, 2022