You may have noticed something of a radio silence here in recent weeks.
This was partly for a very nice reason. We spent a beautiful week in Avignon, in the South of France. It was adventurous, but relaxing; chilled, yet awe-inspiring. I can’t wait to share more about it with you. There’s so much to tell.
I’d always planned on taking a break for my holiday, but I hadn’t planned on it being so long. Not long after getting back I had to have urgent surgery on my back. It was unexpected and all a bit shocking.
Some of you may know I suffer with chronic back problems. Or maybe you don’t. It’s not something I really like to talk about on here. This is my happy, inspiring space – and dwelling on long-term pain doesn’t inspire much happiness. Plus, it’s also really boring and not at all what I enjoy writing about.
Anyway, things came to a bit of head last week and my GP sent me off to A&E. Scans confirmed there was a nasty bulging disc. I ended up having the offending bits removed and now the process of recovery starts.
I’m a bit shell-shocked by it all, but I’m focussing on the positives: especially the lovely well-wishes from friends and family – plus, the community of dear friends which lives in my phone via Instagram. I’m also very grateful for the wonderful care I received from the NHS – especially all those lovely cups of tea.
Right now I’m recuperating with all the nice easy-reads I can lay my hands on – plus, a bit of online window shopping. I’ll be back soon with all the details about our amazing holiday.