Thursday 15 November 2018

Gifted Gorgeousness November

Gifted Gorgeousness is hosted by the lovely Jo at Serendipitous Stitching on the 15th of every month. It's a great way to share details of gifts you have sent or gifts you have received.

This month I have only one piece to share as my other stitching has been for Needlecraft Haven's Christmas Exchange, always fun to be part of as it's the exchange neatly everyone joins.

My gift this month was for a friend who turned 50 a few days ago. She loves Minions so this was perfect and appreciated.

It's been a mixed month for me so far. November is when all the wine events are on ready for the festive season. Hubby and I visited Love Wine in Birmingham last week which was great fun. You can read about it over on Aimetu's - wine, food and travel. This coming weekend we're in London for Waitrose Wine Fair, another fun event.

Unfortunately my Dad's cousin is in hospital, she's a great lady in her 80s who is just getting old. As soon as home care is in place she can be discharged. I have been to see her in hospital but I'm finding bit very hard as she is on the ward where my Dad passed away.

We had more sad news this week, Hubby's aunt has passed away. We'll be travelling to Bristol next week for her funeral. She was a lovely lady who always sent him a birthday card, even in recent years as he health deteriated.

I have been pushing the GP to find why my ankle constantly hurts. I know it was quite an injury with three breaks and the dislocation but it was over 18 months ago. Everyone has been saying it takes time but pain all the time, worsening when walking, is really getting me down.

Last Sunday I saw an orthopaedic consultant at the hospital. A new x-ray was taken and revealed the pin heads on both sides of my ankle are protruding slightly which could be irritating my tendon causing the pain and restriction. It was a good feeling for someone medical to finally see and say that there was something out of place and I wasn't just being a moaning patient.

So another operation, probably in the New Year, to remove all the metal work as my bones have healed completely. Not such traumatic surgery this time with a much quicker recovery time. I'm not looking forward to the op but by summer I hope to be walking better, further and be back in sandals and shoes.

All in all a very mixed month, apologies for all the text. Thank you for calling by, it means a lot and certainly helps x x


  1. It must be such a relief to finally learn why your ankle is still bothersome. Your minion card is too cute and no doubt put a smile on your friend's face when she saw it. I am sorry to read about your elderly relatives. The Wine Fairs sound like great fun.

  2. What a cute coaster gift. I am glad you persisted and got an answer. I hate to be pushy also, but you must. I hope and pray this takes care of things for you and you can get on with healing and be done with it!!!

  3. Thanks for taking part in GG this month. Love the Minion coaster, that's a great gift.
    Sorry to hear about the older generation and the forthcoming operation. But at least you know what needs doing now.

  4. A great and fun gift, I bet she loved it.
    Stressful times as we all age and older generations do too and need more care especially now the support is not what it used to be in the caring sector.
    Enjoy the wine fair at the weekend - have fun!
    You'll be able to break out your dancing shoes again in the spring after your recovery.
    (Hugs) xx

  5. Your friend will love the minion. I do hope that your ankle will be feeling better. RJ@stitchingfriendsfoever

  6. The minions always make me smile :) I know you're not looking forward to another surgery, but I'm sure it will help your ankle issues, Clare! Best of luck :)

  7. Your Minion coaster is a great little gift.

    I'm glad you fought back and proved you weren't just a moaning patient. It's frustrating that there are so many out there who do moan about nothing and it makes it so hard to get the help you need when something really is off. Another surgery is no fun but just think of all the sandals you'll have access to again!

  8. What a great little gift. Condolences to you and your family. I'm glad they found something going on with your ankle (just so you have an answer to the pain!) x

  9. I am sorry you had so many sad events in the family! Hope your new operation goes well!AriadnefromGreece!

  10. Love your Minion coaster! I’m sure your friend will be delighted!
    Sorry to hear about the older family members.
    I’m glad you persisted in finding out what was wrong with your ankle, hope the operation goes well!
    Hope you had fun at the wine tasting.
    Barbara xx


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