Swine Flu Mayhem!

We had a lovely weekend and I was reading all your lovely comments that you all left in my giveaway…Thanks gals you ROCK! πŸ˜‰  and then on Sunday a load of shit nasty things happened!….You see every now and again I think that if you have had a run of good stuff happening, you have to pay with some shit! bad stuff! and that is definitely what has happened…

you see, on friday just gone, I was suffering from hot and cold sweats and even Rosie had a little cough appearing, but we took no notice and I, just put my dizziness and the fact that what with 90 mile an hour winds outside (and I had all the windows open!) was probably coz I was having a menopausal moment LOL!


On Saturday we were visited by the lovely Aya Nomura and Emma Cassi along with her husband photographer, Bertie and Anton her lovely little boy πŸ™‚ They all came along to photograph our house for a Japanese book.

Hello there Bertie πŸ™‚

This is a lovely Anton…Isn’t he gorgeous πŸ˜€

…and this is the lovely Emma and Aya πŸ™‚
( I hope you are all OK guys…I’ll email you when I can :))

….Anyway we all had a lovely time chatting and getting along and Rosie and I both felt fine!…apart from a lovely BIG cold sore that had appeared on the centre of my lip!!! LOVELY!!! especially for the photographs!!…still Bertie told me he could photoshop that out LOL! ….(he’s my friend for life if he can photoshop, my BIG Belly and double chin out too! hahaha!) πŸ˜€

We had such fun, we laughed and drank tea…..and I never stopped talking…sorry guys πŸ™‚ Freddy played with Anton, they crafted together and had a pillow fight πŸ™‚ in fact they both got on sooo well little Anton didn’t want to leave πŸ™‚ ….so the photographs were taken and it was time for them all to go home πŸ™

After they were gone and after about an hour Rosie started to feel sick….she took to her bed and after a couple of hours her temperature had shot up to 39 degrees! she was coughing and her back was aching…OMG it was sooooo worrying, as she has diabetes and has a low imune system…so you can imagine how worried we were!…anyway Fred rang the swine flu hotline and after a few minutes diagnosis they had decided she should be perscribed Tamiflu!….Now whilst all this was happening and before we rang the hotline, Freddy went onto a gov.uk website about swineflu…now he never touches my computer…he would never dare!…but it was all a bit of a panic and whilst he was trying to get Rosie diagnosed…my computer screen went blank as if it was struck by lightning and actually had a major disk error, which now needs a major repair! (it is only 5 months old…so this should not be happening really should it!)…

Rosie is much better now and because we caught it early the Tamiflu and paracetamol working together is really doing the trick…her temperature today was 35.5…PHEW! What a worry that all was….so now Rosie’s better and that is all I ever want! and my computer is getting picked up tomorrow…but apparently I will loose data! so thank goodness I have backed everything up! (do! do that folks!) I have all my photo’s on 3, 16mb memory sticks!!!LOL! I will never change! πŸ˜‰

So, I will have to draw the Giveaway, when I get my computer back, as my emails are still going to that computer! Eek! If I can find a way to sort this out before hand I will…but its complicated and I am using Freds Mac here right now and he hasn’t got email set up on it – coz you have to pay or something like that!….anyway…any news and I’ll let you all know! I will draw it….but please give me a little time until I get it back, they told me about 2 weeks!

Goodness sake…what’s a gal to do without her computer!…hopefully I will make lots of things! I have been thinking about making some pressies, so I’ll show you all what I have been upto as soon as I can.  And if you are expecting an email from me…please be patient! I will try and sort it all out gals…slowly but surely πŸ™‚

The main thing is my Rosie is well and if I have had to pay this way then that is ok! I would give anything to have my children fit and well…sometimes things happen for a reason…

Thank goodness she is Ok now πŸ™‚ and thanks everyone for commenting on my blog…

Oh and sorry for the random piccies here and there! I am choosing from Fred’s collection and he hasn’t as many as me πŸ™‚




  1. emma
    22nd November 2009 / 9:35 am

    Thank you so much for the lovely afternoon.Anton was really pleased to hang his beautiful garland!

  2. lemonade kitty
    19th November 2009 / 9:13 pm

    Poor Rosie hope she's feeling loads better by now. Bad luck with the computor but all will be mended soon. Love your banner very christmassy Lucey xx

  3. Teresa
    19th November 2009 / 6:38 pm

    Delighted your Rosie is better!My computer went on the blink a day or two ago and it was the weirdest feeling! Kinda made me feel like I had an unhealthy addiction that needed tending too! My dog Doogan LOVED it when the computer went out! Yeah! Now we can go walking!Happy…your home is just so adorable! Makes me want to just dive right in!Happy Day!XXOOXX

  4. Lisa D
    18th November 2009 / 8:46 pm

    What a worry, so glad she is better. My 9 year old is currently in the grip of it. I've made a bed up next to mine so I can keep a close eye on him – he is so restless with the high tempreture and then of course when he does sleep I'm constantly prodding him and checking that he is OK!

  5. Kitty M
    18th November 2009 / 3:50 pm

    Thank goodness your daughter is on the mend and thank goodness for Photoshp lol! How exciting that your beautiful home will appear in a Japanese book – too too cool xxx

  6. Esther
    18th November 2009 / 7:09 am

    Gosh, how worrying! When something happens to your kids it quickly puts everything else in perspective.Bummer about your computer. That happened recently to me and I lost 5 years worth of photos. Thank God for my blog and for all the photos posted on there and recently I found a stick with some photos on it, so I got some back.

  7. Kelly
    17th November 2009 / 8:54 pm

    Glad Rosie is feeling better, bless her!I sent you all the information again hunny let me know if you didn't get it, because you should have πŸ™‚ ha ha xLots of LoveKelly xxxx

  8. Jennie
    17th November 2009 / 8:32 pm

    I am glad Rosie is feeling a bit better, and I hope she gets better quickly. It must have been very scary for you all xxx

  9. Carol
    17th November 2009 / 7:37 pm

    That must have been such a scare for you all. So pleased to read that Rosie is doing well now, hope not long before she is fully recovered.Love the banner

  10. Florence and Mary
    17th November 2009 / 5:17 pm

    Glad to hear Rosie is on the mend and sorry that you've been having a few problems. I'm loving your new Christmas banner, it looks FANTASTIC!!!Victoria xx

  11. ~~Carol~~
    17th November 2009 / 4:28 pm

    Hi! I just recently discovered your lovely blog. I can sympathize with the whole piggy flu thing! I've been trying for weeks to get my daughter immunized. She's got asthma, so she needs it. Well, she was sick all last week, and the doctor says it was most likely swine flu. Glad your Rosie is all better! Love your banner, and your blog is so bright and cheery!Have a great day!Carol

  12. Devon Dumpling
    17th November 2009 / 3:55 pm

    I hope that Rosie is fully recovered soon…good news on the photoshoot though! x

  13. Sean Rushforth
    17th November 2009 / 2:41 pm

    A new strain of swine flu that is resistant to anti-viral drugs has been discovered in the UK for the first time.

  14. SueLovesCherries
    17th November 2009 / 1:49 pm

    Thank God good health has prevailed! Congrats on the photo shoot, too! Love your Christmas banner – awesome, as usual!

  15. Itch2stitch.com
    17th November 2009 / 12:47 pm

    So glad to hear that Rosie is so much better. Phew! We can wait, don't worry about anything else at all! Suzie. xxx

  16. vivian
    17th November 2009 / 12:37 pm

    I'm glad Rosie is better and hoping you dont get it now.. ITs been here too. My daughter who is also a diabetic had it, as did one of my sons. I have not been vaccinated and not sure that I will.. so just praying for good health and washing my hands alot!have a lovely day!vivian

  17. Rubyred
    17th November 2009 / 11:40 am

    Wishing Rosie a speedy recovery!Surely things can only get better!Exciting naws about the photos being taken!Rachel x

  18. Floss
    17th November 2009 / 10:05 am

    Oh, you poor things, but so good to hear that Rosie is coming through the flu so well. My boys are off school with coughs and fever, and the school was asking very carefully what I thought it was today. I'm pretty certain it's not any kind of flu, but everyone is very cautious at the moment. Best wishes to you all.

  19. Hen
    17th November 2009 / 9:16 am

    Oh blimey, Poor Rosie, thank goodness she is on the mend. How exciting about the pics of your house, do hope you will show them to us once the book is in print.Hen x

  20. RachelM
    17th November 2009 / 8:55 am

    I'm so glad to here Rosie is starting to feel better, I hope you all make a speedy recovery. Your neww banner is gorgeous btw!

  21. ebru
    17th November 2009 / 8:16 am

    I am so glad to hear that she is OK. Children are our sky and earth even the smallest things make us worry our head off.

  22. MelMel
    17th November 2009 / 8:06 am

    Oh dear, i'm sorry to hear that you are struck down by the dreaded flu….hope everything cheers up soon…great pic'e BTW…xxx

  23. Lisa
    17th November 2009 / 7:15 am

    Lots of feel better wishes sent to Rosie.Love, Love, Love the new banner, it's a Christmas vintage beauty.Lisa x

  24. vintagesue
    17th November 2009 / 5:19 am

    i think this is the funniest (apart from rosie being sick) blog post i've read from you!! how funny….the cold sore, the random photos, talking all night, computer going blank. i know that is all NOT funny, but the way you wrote about it, made it funny to read. my good thoughts to rosie, your computer and your cold sore. i get those things too and they suck! hope it all gets taken care of….thanks for such a crazy, good post. i love your blog.sue

  25. The Dreaming Bear
    17th November 2009 / 3:41 am

    Hello from Iowa! LOVE your fabulous inspiring blog! Thanks for sharing! And sorry to hear you were feeling icky. My girlie went through it a few weeks ago, and it's NO FUN. Best to you all.

  26. ~Lavender Dreamer~
    17th November 2009 / 2:53 am

    I know that is a terrible scare. I hope you both feel well soon and get back to normal. I love your new banner! Very festive! Take care of yourself!

  27. Kali
    17th November 2009 / 2:50 am

    Oh no, so sorry to hear about the sickness!Don't worry about anything else…just concentrate on taking time out for you and your lovely family and the computer will be back in no time…everything and everyone else will just have to wait.Take care Dear Happy :)xo, Kali

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