Tuesday, 22 July 2008
Sorry for the delay in posting again.

Following on from my previous post, my mum was sadly sectioned that day under police orders.

She has been transferred back to our local mental health hospital, but we wish she was still in Norwich as she was getting better care. She is surrounded by alcoholics and drug addicts and there have been at least two incidents there since she arrived when they've had to call the police in to deal with the perpetrators. My dad said that whilst he wants her to get help, that ward is doing her more harm than good and she is becoming a nervous wreck.

I've been unable to visit since Wednesday as I have been struck down by a water infection and then a sinus infection and feel absolutely rotten. I've got no appetite and am having to force myself to eat even though I don't want to. I've hardly eaten in the last few days and have no energy, so I know I need to do something to keep my strength up.

Please forgive me for my lack of card making and blog visiting the past month or so, I will try and get back to normal soon.


Where to begin?

Sunday, 13 July 2008
How I wish I was back on holiday!

I've been unable to do any of the washing as our machine has packed up!! I put a load on and let it go through the cycle as normal. When Jon got it out, he shouted "Shouldn't it be wet?!" Turns out one of the valves has packed up. We got an engineer out the next day who put a new part it, but it turns out his was faulty and we need a to wait now until Monday for another engineer to come out with a working part.

Things with my mum have also got worse than I ever imagined possible. She's become violent and attempted suicide on a couple of occasions, but still the hospital say that she's okay. At this very moment, she's waiting to be seen at a mental health hospital in Norfolk after hitting my sister and dad with a poker as well as going for them with a knife. I feel so angry as my dad was told to take her away and now this has happened. My sister should not have to be going through this, she wouldn't hurt a fly. I'm also angry with my mum. I know she's ill, but to turn round and tell the police that she's not violent, that she doesn't mean it, I find hard to believe.

She didn't want me to go away on holiday. On my 30th birthday, all she wanted to do was to take all her pills and end it.

This is why I haven't been around (as well as the holiday). I've been trying to get my head round everything and it's so hard. I'm at a point in my life where I should be happy and enjoying myself.

Thanks for listening.

I'm back!!

Thursday, 10 July 2008
Hi all, I'm sorry I've not been around for ages. I've just got back from 2 gorgeous weeks in Skiathos where the sun was shining and the temperature was in the high 30's everyday!!

I'm sorry I didn't post before I left to let you know that I would be going missing, but, as you know things haven't been that great.

Hopefully the rest will get my creative juices flowing again, although I can't get to my craft stuff at the moment as it's blocked off!!

Anyway, I'm going to go and check out what you've all been up to in my absence.

Speak to you all soon!

xx :0)