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Where Have I been


By sueb


I had a lovely message from Scotsgran the other day asking where I was I realised it had been so long since I had written a blog. I have been busy with my studies and was about to take my final exam and submit my final design piece of work at the end of March when we had an awful shock and everything came to a juddering holt. My sister-in law was diagnosed with cancer and had treatment, all went well and she was given the all clear in January. Then at the end of March she was feeling unwell she was told the cancer was back and it was terminal on the 1st April. We flew out to her home in Fuerteventura on the 12th April sadly she passed away on the 14th. The last two weeks of her life were a real battle. In that week we lost three more members of our family to cancer.

As you can imagine it has been a very hard time for the family and it’s taken some time to get over but we are getting there. Some days are better than others we have the last funeral on the 14th May.

It’s been a long few weeks and life goes on I have taken my exams and heard yesterday I passed with flying colours. Things seem to be looking up and now I need to put my energy into transforming my garden into a flower and veg filled oasis for the summer, somewhere to relax and enjoy life.

So that is where I have been. I’m sorry I haven’t visited very often but I hope to put that right now I have the time. and I promis a cheerful blog very soon.

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Hi Sue ..
So very sorry to read of the recent great sadness in your family.
Such a hard time for all of you ....

A comfort you were with your sister-in-law those final days.

Many congrats. on passing your exams...
... especially under the stressful circumstances ..

I hope this summer you're able to get out in your garden and focus on happy days of sunshine and flowers .

Lots of love and hugs.
Terra, Conker, Truffle and Crocus. xxxxxxx

4 May, 2012


Thank you TT,
I have just been on a bit of a catch up your 'Mistry Bird' photo gave me such a lift and made me laugh. Not been much of that lately. It's good to be back with you all.
Hope you are well love to Conker,Truffle and Crocus xx

4 May, 2012


Thanks Sue.
Lovely to have you back on GoY.
All's well here. xxx

Glad my Mystery Bird photo made you smile ..
I answered your comment there ... :o)

4 May, 2012


hi sue im so very sorry about all this sad news in your family, i cant imagine what its been like for you, hell i guess.
anyway you take care and will be thinking of you.
and when you have time then we will all be glad to see you xxxx

4 May, 2012


So sorry to hear your news Sue. It must have been devastating for all of you. You take care, and congrats on the exam results. See you soon.

4 May, 2012


So sorry...thinking of you, and hoping that your garden, and gardening will help you through this awful time. Well done on your exam results x

4 May, 2012


Thats the nice thing about the people on here, looking out for others. such a difficult time for the family, my thoughts are with you. but well done on your exams. hope May 14th goes ok and you can get back to your garden to relax.

4 May, 2012


My thoughts and sympathy are with you Sueb, thinking of you at this difficult time. Well done on passing your exam!

4 May, 2012


Sue my heart goes out to you and your family, so very sorry, I can well imagine how hard that must have been for all of you, its bad enough losing one loved one..
You did well passing your exams after such a hard time, many congratulations, you take care and hoping to see you soon XX

4 May, 2012


I echo the sentiments, such a distressing time for you, I,m so pleased that you passed your exams so well, your loved one would be so proud of you xxx

5 May, 2012


I'm glad to see you back Sue. Congratulations from me too on doing so well in your exams. A close loving family is something to treasure and although you have lost them in this life your happy memories will keep them alive in your heart.

5 May, 2012


Thank you all so very much for your kind thoughts and loving words. You all are very special people to me each and every one of you. xx

5 May, 2012


I have just read this, Sue and would like to say how sorry I am to hear of such a troubled start to your year ... I really cannot imagine how you are feeling right now ... the one positive thing is your success in the exam ... congratulations for passing ... keep smiling! ... :o)

5 May, 2012


I echo all the sentiments of the others , condolences to you and your family....and really well done on passing your exams at such a stressful time...............getting back to your garden will certainly give you somewhere to occupy your mind and relax .

5 May, 2012


I have just read what you and your family have been going through and I am so very sorry.

I hope that the rest of this year will be kinder to you and will give you all a chance to recover and get over such sorrow.

Sincerely Chris [Wildrose]

6 May, 2012

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