Thursday, August 30, 2012

breaking studio news

my piece Catharsis is in Eric Adama's online exhibition Ode to Blue ! very excited :)


this is birthday week and it has been wonderful :) the recovery gods smiled on me for 3 days in a row (although there has been some backsliding since)

 the birthday festival started on the weekend when all members of the family scattered in search of birthday presents.  these were duly handed over with my breakfast tray on sunday morning
i was spoiled rotten with lots of lovely smelling unguents and pretty things. there was a ring, lots of flowers, some silk scarves from the V&A and an extremely handsome edition of the The Tempest.
then there was afternoon tea with my mum, auntie and brother.  the cake was from A Treat of France in Nicholson street and just wonderful and they did the name thing which always gives me a thrill :)
and then dinner at the wonderful Maha. here we are all glammed up ready to go out.  (excuse the rather grainy phone photos and the yellow light of the kitchen although you'll be pleased to see the fridge again - you may remember it starred in our wedding photos)
i felt (and feel) very loved.

Monday, August 13, 2012


nearly 2 weeks ago i spent a few days looking out of this hospital window
and sleeping a lot
due to my endometriosis and adenomyosis filled gynae history i had an abdominal hysterectomy: although we made sure that the doctor had strict instructions right up until she dug the knife in. Kind Dog and a sharpie saw to that...
things turned out to be rather more complicated than they had seemed on the outside, but after nearly 3 hours of surgery all was done and neatly stitched back together.
 The nurses were lovely and made sure that all my snacking needs were met:
i could watch the olympics in comfort
by day 5 i was feeling better
 and we were both quite happy at the prospect of me coming home
so i was carefully decanted into the car and brought home
where i have been well looked after: viz emily's chicken noodle soup on a tray for my first dinner at home
  breakfast in bed every morning
 constant feline companionship
  and wonderful get well presents from Kind Dog

 i even made it into the studio this afternoon for 15 minutes: a little stitching was wonderful but exhausting.  back to convalescing.