Back to Normality

Apologies for my absence… I was struck down by a rotten bug last week- I’m sure it was probably some variant of Ebola, what with the high fevers, cough, mountains of snot etc etc (could also have been a variant of influenza, coming to think of it…) I thought I was dying on Tuesday (no joking) but have come back from the brink of The Otherworld, seriously lighter and with feverish delusions any Behavioural Analysis Team would like to get their teeth into. Thanks to fast accurate homeopathic prescribing (ho ho- not me!!!! my homeopath Monica was wonderfully on standby, hour after hour) I crawled back to reality, and a mere week later, am here to tell the tale. I’m almost 100%, my energy is a bit low

(hence my excuse for an incredibly untidy house) 

(have to use the excuses when I get them) 

and I’m still battling the snots; but considering I am the only person I know struck down with a bad dose of flu who recovered within a week, I consider myself really blessed 🙂

So… back to normality! 

Note the header!

Despite getting a fall of snow this week, I felt it was time to change the snow-scene in anticipation of spring…

At last some baking- I tackled the mountain of blackened bananas to make some banana and chocolate bread (I would have made a few more, buty I had only just about enough butter and eggs to make these two: I really need to get back into a shopping routine…)

Our *new hens* delighted us for the first time with some eggs! Oh, the excitement!!

I am also joining “Paying It Forward”-the blurb:

‘The first 5 people who comment on this post will receive a handmade gift by me. In return you must write a blog post explaining Pay It Forward 2011 and send your first 5 commenters a gift handmade by you.  It’s a great way to make new friends and spread some handmade love around in Blogland! No rush to send them out today or tomorrow.. but do make sure you send them out…”

I did this on Facebook, and I’m doing it here… I joined with Gail from Shedding the Wolf– I WILL send something out, but, ehhhh, in true Emily-style, it will probably be later rather than sooner (I will endeavour to send it out before then end of the year!! 😉 )