Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A little day trip

As I'm getting better I decided to take a little day trip to Lancaster to go and visit The Assembly rooms market. I went to collage in Lancaster and it was this market that keep my love of vintage alive and I was really pleased to find it is still open.

The building is owned by the council and is rented out to all sorts of stall holders, mostly clothes but also records and antiques. It also has a lovely little cafe that is well worth a stop at. 

The main room has an impressive selection of vintage clothes but my favourite is the sack room run by the very helpful Malcolm who will chat to you and help you find anything and his room is a real treasure trove so well worth taking your time in. 

I bought a couple of vintage hats that I'll show you once I get some photos done. If you are ever in Lancaster do pop and have a look in this amazing place it's open Tues to sat and another good review is here

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Getting better

Just thought I'd let you know that I'm getting much better, I'm on some temporary meds that have me feeling really well, and although I now I can't stay on them it's nice to have a break while my specialists work out where we go next. 

I'm staying with my Mum at the moment in the town of Kendal, the weather is amazing and the old part of town she lives in is lovely,so I thought I'd share some iphone pics.

Monday, 4 April 2011


As some of you know I have a form of arthritis that affects my whole body, recently I have been going through a particularly bad phase and have had to get signed off work and go and stay with family so they can look after me.

The nature of the disease means that although I am quite unwell I look fine, on a good day I will just move a little awkwardly and on a bad day I’m in bed so no one sees me, so I struggle with feeling guilty that I don’t look sicker when I’m signed off work, I also worry too much about weather people believe me as I look ok and my only way of coping is to focus on the positives so when people ask me how I am I will always say I’m doing well even if I’m in pain. I am learning to deal with these things but like all things it takes time.

Being ill means I am struggling to do any of the things I love and tend to write about here, I’m managing to knit a little but am not hat making and living the creative life that I am used to so don’t feel I have much to say but one of the things that keep me going through these hard times are the blogs I read, they keep me inspired and up beat and I thank you all for that, so even if I’m not commenting on your blog I’m still around.
I’m slowly getting better and can do more so I hope to be able to get back into posting soon. 

Luckily for me my dad lives in the very beautiful Yorkshire dales, and the weather has been lovely(up until today), so my little recovery walks are a treat.  

Spring is always a little later up here that in london but it has sure arrived now and that always cheers me up.