As most of you know, I sent off for lots of lovely plants recently, which then arrived very promptly. A few days ago I got a phone call from the hospital in Exmouth saying that they had a cancellation on October 25th, would I like to come for my shoulder op that day! Yes, fine, but oh dear so much to do first. The last of the plants must go in, Christmas cake to be made as well as Christmas puddings. Finish preparing and freezing the apples picked from the garden, finish cooking and freezing cakes to be sold in aid of charity on Bonfire Night (Nov 5th) in Ottery St. Mary, Devon. ( you may see it sometimes on the news because of the Flaming Tar Barrels being run through the town on the backs of men, women and children!). Go shopping for a new dressing gown, mine isn’t fit to be seen by the general public ! Get up to date with the housework, goodness knows how long it will be before it will get done again, I think that’s it, everything was just about done in time, thanks to lots of help from the under-gardener!
This is where I fell last February, in between the box balls. Why couldn’t I have landed on one of the box balls instead of the paving, I wouldn’t have done so much damage to my shoulder muscles if I had, maybe subconsciously I was trying to avoid squashing my precious plants!
This is me now, sling will have to stay in place for a few days, not too sure how I will cope with blogging, yes, I wrote this before I went in. Will try to keep in touch with you but I may be missing for a bit, depends how I get on using my left hand and with physiotherapy exercises. In the meantime I will also have a cataract operation on November 6th, so soon, I hope, I should be a new woman!! Even if I can’t leave any comments for a while, I know I will enjoy reading all your posts over the next few weeks, keeping me in touch with the gardening world out there!