Hello folks, I'm back (again) too many things going on in real life at the moment, most days I'm trying hard to be organised ;o)
Well, my three years blog birthday WAS on the 20th January and I missed it....never mind eh?
I've been trying to sort out things with and for my Mom and her memory problems and worsening depression. We've seen the doctor and he's been absolutely fantastic and reassuring for us both. (I went on my own first to tell him what had been happening as it's difficult to be completely honest when she's there), and then took Mom back on the same day for her appointment. He knew what questions to ask, and when she got a little tearful he asked if I could answer on her behalf, bless him. Referrals and appointments have been made for the 'Memory Service' to interview Mom at her home to diagnose and suggest how they can help, her anti-depressant medication has been upped and he is also recommending some counselling which will be arranged once the Memory Service have had their interview. Today I've taken Mom to have some bloods taken for further assessment in case there is any underlying problems. Initially Mom seemed please that the ball was rolling, but of course that's all very changeable along with her moods...We discussed sorting out a home help over Christmas and that was okay at the time, but when I bought up the subject again last week she hit the roof and wouldn't discuss it - I'll have to bide my time again it seems.
Anyway, that's enough of that.
I have of course found time to dally a while in the charity shop, and though I've mostly been buying books (I'm an avid reader) I've been 'trying' NOT to get carried away with purchases. Of course, by now you know I'm a sucker for blue and white! When I visited last Thursday my eyes were drawn to this gorgeous Wedgwood underglazed pearlware 'Fallow Deer' decoration tray
18" x 10".
It was a hefty £12.50 but I loved it SO much :o)
The original pattern was used by the Rogers Pottery from Longton, Stoke on Trent sometime during it's 1784-1842 lifetime. The pattern was taken up by Josiah Wedgwood in the late 19th century. According to the impressed 'Wedgwood' mark it was produced sometime between 1909 and 1928. It's sitting happily on my dresser now.
As you probably know we cancelled Christmas, no decorations and no tree, so I thought I'd brighten up a corner for Valentines Day this year. So earlier this afternoon I dug out all my
heart shaped baubles and pretty little birds and did this...
It stands around 2.5 feet in total. Hubs has come home and not even noticed it!
I've been trying (in vein) to photograph a rare visitor to my garden, the amazingly beautiful Goldfinch. We visited my Sister in law the other weekend and what was on her feeders? Yes, glorious Goldfinches! I got some snaps of those instead :o) Though I'm still trying to get them at home!
That's it for now.
Best wishes to all