|Hello everyone, how are you all? Well, I hope.|
I know it’s been a long time since I wrote out to you. I hope you’ll forgive me when you know the reason why.
Back in early May, (the last time I wrote to you) my husband went to see his cancer consultant, he’d been battling with melanoma since the September previous and we had a good meeting. He was doing great, going on to the next stage of treatment. Everything was going really well.
However, within few days of that appointment, he fell ill and to cut a long story short, the scans he’d had the month previous that showed such good results were now life-threateningly bad. By mid-June, Peter was dead and life changed dramatically for me.
I didn’t know if I wanted to continue with Prickly Hedge, he’d been ill for some time and I hadn’t had much traction with it, but I know he would have wanted me to continue with my writing.
I’m doing fine, I choose to live in the gratitude of having had him in my life, rather than in the pain of the loss of him in my life and that’s how I’m coping.
So as we look forward to Christmas and clearing out the Christmas toy boxes, I found this super little project that recycles kid’s toys. There’s a video and then tomorrow, there’ll be a post on the website with more information about the charity. Seems really worthwhile.
Pete and I were together 40 years and 30 of those we’ve lived at ‘Prickly Hedge’ and he always told me that the trees on one of the roads close by held mistletoe at Christmas. I never believed him, said it was bird’s nest until this year (sod’s law) when I saw it and thought, he was right all along, well I’ll be blowed.
So I thought I’d include a video on mistletoe this week and then on Thursday, there’ll be a post on the website telling you more about it from the Wildlife Trust.
And to finish off the week for #craftfriday, how to DIY your own bunch of felt mistletoe but if you don’t have or can’t afford the materials for that, there’s another little video showing youngsters how to draw mistletoe.
AND…. I have some very exciting news. We have a new book coming out, not quite finished yet. More on that next week, but for now it’s still under wraps, and only those who sign up for the newsletter are getting the ‘breaking news’ on that x You can sign up at www.pricklyhedge.com/freebies
Hope you have a lovely week. Take care and stay safe.