Thursday

Where Have I Been?


Hello. If you read this blog regularly or follow me on twitter you may have noticed that I haven't tweeted or blogged for about a month and I've also recently stopped writing for Hello Giggles. I'm afraid I'm not ready to come back quite yet but I wanted to briefly explain where I've been and why.

I've previously hinted on this blog that the reason I do so much craft is because I haven't been very well for a couple of years following an operation. At the end of May I had another operation that I am seriously hoping is going to make me much better. It was a horrible operation and I've been having a really tough time since. I'm used to pain but this has really been very hard but I'm still extremely hopeful it's going to work and I'm determined to get through it.

I've become a bit of a pro on convalescing and have been doing lots of things to help myself get through it. Before the operation I bought four new pairs of pyjamas so I am the best dressed invalid in the world! While we were in hospital me and my mum decorated the hospital room with 10 sets of fairy lights and won the award for nicest room. I've watched two whole series of thirtysomething which I LOVE and two series of The Mary Tyler Moore Show which I also love. I've been doing lots of drawing (see the picture of me in my dashing pyjamas above) and cross stitching and knitting which always helps. I'm also making a scrapbook with all my hospital bands, Polaroids of the journey and cards I have received.

So I'm getting through it, but it is hard. I'm still not really ready to talk about it properly and I haven't been able to see anyone apart from my family yet so I have a long way to go until I can start doing this blog properly again. But I promise I will be back, and I hope that when I return you will all start reading what I have to share again. My blog has been the thing that has got me through the past few years, and I can't wait to make it even better when I get back.

In the mean time you can read some of my recipes here.
My craft D.I.Y.s here.
All about my knitting here.
And my Hello Giggles pieces here.

Lots of Love Scarlett. 

46 comments:

  1. You poor sweet girl! You have such a positive and creative spirit. I'm sorry you've had such a rough time. I'll be sending you lots of get-well-soon thoughts!!

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  2. So sorry to hear this. You are such a generous-spirited person and I enjoy reading about all your projects. Hope you will soon be feeling a lot better.

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  3. Aw, bless you! I am a new convert to your blog and intended to become more crafty with a move from workaholic Japan back to the UK, but instead became self employed (that worked out well eh) So you'll have to be crafty and bakey enough for me too, ok!? Get well soon, love xxx

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  4. Sorry to hear you've had a rough time lately. I hope the operation(s) do the trick and you return to full health soon. Keep postive (easier said then done, I know) and keep crafting. Take care xxx

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  5. I hope you get much better soon- and I think you're so brave for what you have been and are still going through.
    Sending good vibes your way and on to your crafting DIYs!
    Also, good call on the pajamas. They're the best/comfiest ever! :)

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  6. Hey you brave little monkey!!!
    Get yourself better so we can all get back to where we were before, like normal service resume as soon as possible :)
    Your're ace and your mum should get you a dozen more lights!
    Love & Hugs
    xxxxxxxxxxx

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  7. Oh poor you, what a rotten time of it you've been having. Days in hospital do pass so slowly, I know. Let's hope you're feeling much better soon.
    The fairy lights sound wonderful, and it's great that you have internet access, at least. I'd wondered why you'd stopped writing your lovely blog.
    Hopefully all will be well in as short a time as possible.
    Much love,
    Jill Mansell xxx

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  8. I love them there PJs in your drawing! Glad to hear that you are feeling well enough to start writing again and, although you've still got a way to go, getting better is definitely the direction you want to be heading in. I love your blog so am very glad that you'll be back on it in no time. Keep getting better and keep on knitting (I'll have to stick to my crocheting, I can't do the whole knitting thing very well). All the very best and lovely to hear how you are getting on.
    Sally x

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  9. Awwww- sending lots of hugs and love your way in hopes that you will feel better quickly!

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  10. I admire your positivity! Fair play to you! Your determination to get through the operation is really inspiring and I wish you the quickest and best recovery! :) xxx

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  11. Being ill and in pain is no fun at all. I think you're very generous to write about your experiences with us. Hugs and hope you'll feel better soon.

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  12. Get well soon Scarlett! It sounds like you've had a really rough time lately, so take care of yourself and take your time. We'll always be here when you get back. Thinking of you :) xo

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  13. Best wishes, hugs and sparkles for a successful and speedy recovery!
    I miss your blog and look forward to having you back. Enjoy the fairy lights and pyjamas... optimistism and smiles will get you through anything (and comfy pyjamas)
    :) xxx

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  14. You have inspired my entire year 9 class who didn't know what blogging was! Come back soon amazing girl. xxx

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  15. Your blogs are one of my favorite anticipations, I've been missing them so much. Hope you get well soon! :)
    x

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  16. Thank Goodness You are Okay! I was so worried as to what happened to you! Best wishes and keep knitting!

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  17. Sorry to hear about that. Lots of positive vibes sending to your way. Best wishes for a speedy recovery xx

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  18. I hope you get better soon!
    Hugs from Germany,
    Sarah

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  19. Oh Scarlett, I'm so sorry to hear you've been having an awful time. I'm sure your positivity and optimism must be helping you to get better. Your little drawing is very sweet! I send you all good wishes for a very speedy recovery and hope you're able to come back to this happy space very soon!

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  20. Deep sympathy, hope you feel better soon x

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  21. I recently found your blog and it's truly a delight. You have inspired my 15 year old to consider having a go!! Get well soon Inspirational person!!

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  22. Scarlett, I am so glad you let us know what has happened. I fervently checked everyday to see if there was any news why there was no blog from you. Please get better soon as you inspire and cheer up an awful lot of people. X

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  23. Was worried that you'd been off-blog for so long, so thanks for checking back in. Really sorry to hear you've been suffering and hope you are now on your way to feeling better. Sending lots of hugs and love and when you are ready to blog we'll all be here ready to read about all the fun stuff that you fill your time with. xxx

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  24. Scarlett, I am sorry to hear that life has been such a challenge of late. I know how awful hospital stays can be and am so glad to hear how you and your mum have been making everything as cheerful as possible. Yay, mums! If at any point you can bear a visit from someone don't hesitate to call on me. I am sending you so many supportive and loving vibes. Stay strong, stay yourself, remember that you are wonderful. Thanks for letting us know.

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  25. So many good vibes your way sweetheart!

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  26. I adore you and your blog SO much! I hope you get better and am crossing my fingers and toes, (and lighting a candle, Catholicism just sticks with a girl, even years after communion lol). I hope when you're ready to talk about it you know you have an international community that supports and thinks the moon of ya :) Get well soon!

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  27. So sorry to hear you've been convalescing Scarlett - hopefully it'll all get easier very soon! Glad to hear you and your mum have been trying to make the best of things though! I'm sending so many good vibes your way. Stay strong and get well soon!

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  28. Just give into the temptation and start watching 'community' and 'hart of dixie' if anything can get you through it they can!

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    1. also how about 'answer me this podcast' free, and v funny. will hopefully giggle you better!

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  29. Hey poor you, I was missing your creativity and now I know why you were away. Take it easy flower and enjoy the pjs. Big hugs and possitive get well thoughts to you and your family.

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  30. oh how horrible! I was missing you, I hope you get better very soon. On a side note, I think your illustration is adorable!

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  31. Oh no that's terrible. I hope everything goes well and they are treating you like a queen! I'll be patiently waiting for your return in the meantime.

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  32. What a fantastically honest post. All my fingers and toes are crossed that the operation has worked. If I could cross my ears I would. Everyone will still be here but equally don't rush back into regular blogging because you feel you must.

    I can't tell you how happy I am to hear that you're knitting again. Craft has mysterious healing powers I reckon xxxx

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  33. I hope you make a speedy recovery, Scarlett! I did some jubilee baking in your honour :-) XX

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  34. Wishing you a speedy recovery, Scarlett, your posts are always interesting and your lack of self pity is inspiring. I look forward to your return to blogging and some no doubt quirky views on your recent box set viewing!

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  35. I hope you get well as easily and quickly as you can but definitely take your time to heal. I haven't ever talked with you but I feel that I know you through your blog and I am really wishing for you!

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  36. I hope you have a very quick recovery! Your drawing is really cute! Looking forward to hearing more from you!

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  37. get well soon, dear, i hope you can take your time to recover properly and be much better after!
    your readers will still be here after that hard time of yours!
    best wishes from germany

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  38. You are a modern day heroine! I admire your spirit and I wish you well.

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  39. So glad to hear you are ok. I kept popping by on my blog route and was worried. Hope you are on the mend : )

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  40. Gosh, really hope you get better soon Scarlett. I have a 17 year old daughter and life is tough enough for her as it is, without suffering permanent pain and a horrible operation, so I wish you all the very best with your recovery!

    'Thirtysomething' is a blast from the past and has reminded me of 'My So-called Life' starring Clare Danes, have you seen that?

    Lynda x

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  41. Hey Scarlett, Thank you for updating us, we have been missing your thoughts and creativity, I hope it is nice to see how many people your blog touches, not everyone will have written a reply, and I hope that you can see that you are a treasure to alll the people who have commented. I really hope that whatever pain you are in is being managed well and that the nurses like your creative side too! loving the fairy lights idea!! see even unwell you are creative!!! get well soon x Justine x

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  42. Just one more reader who misses your blog, and wishes you the very, very best recovery.

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  43. Hi Scarlett,

    I just discovered your blog and am reading every post - sign of a great blog! I'm sorry to hear you've been unwell - hospital is the dullest thing in the world. The fairy lights are a wonderful idea though! I've been in hospital a lot these past few years and on one of my stays a friend brought lots of home made pom poms to decorate the room - it was ace! Next time, I will definitely be investing in fairy lights though :)

    From your recent post it sounds like you are on the mend, I'm so glad to hear this! I hope things are improving day by day and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts. Love (a new and hooked follower!), Mairead xxx

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  44. Hi Scarlett
    I'm so sorry you've been unwell, backs can be horrible. I've sent a link to your blog to another young person who's had a hospital stay this year. I'm sure they'll be inspired, you make such cool stuff. Jan

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