It’s a friendly garden. The birds, bees and fish are happy here. It’s a good place to rest and spend time in nature.
I’ve taken a break these past two weeks after being in hospital with breathing difficulties. Perhaps moving home, work and bronchitis all caught up till my body said ‘stop’. So that’s what I did.
The doctors and nurses have been wonderful and I’ve had the best of care. I’ve got a lot of thank you letters to write from the kind Boots pharmacists where I first fell ill, to the fantastic A&Es at University Hospital London and Hillingdon Hospital where I was treated, to the lovely doctors at Sameday clinic for their reassuring support.
I don’t like to do nothing and I’m impatient to get back to everything. John has been incredible, and both our families have been making sure that I’ve taken life more slowly.
My lovely hive partner Emily has been taking care of our bees and sent me these beautiful flowers! I also had a lovely get well card from my work and John’s work has been amazingly supportive in giving him time to look after me.
Spending time in nature with the insects that I love, listening to the birds singing, and spying the frog in the pond has been the best medicine.
I hope you don’t mind me taking a break from blogging and from reading all the blogs I follow too. It won’t be long till I’m back with more stories from the bees, some new creatures, and the garden.
Sometimes it’s nice to just stop but illness is not one of those times. Get well soon.
Thanks Beth! Gardens are lovely places to heal and I hope you’re enjoying spring too 🙂
Hope you are back on your feet pronto.
Thanks! Me too! 🐝
Emma I am so sorry that you were taken ill… It sounds as if you have a loving network of support from those you love and from friends.. You must take all the time needed to recover, and Love the view of your new garden.. I am sure all the tension and work when you moved weakened you.. Illness often comes to slow us down.. You do right to listen to your body and follow the promptings of your thoughts … Have a restful time recovering and regaining your strength..
Love and Hugs
Thank you Sue a loving network is all anyone needs to be healthy and happy x
Hope you are resting well?.. Happy Sunday
Sorry I missed this Sue – taking advantage Sunday of a last day of sofa rest before stepping back into the swing of things. All’s getting back to normal now. Appreciate your healing thoughts and hope all is well with you 🙂
Glad you are getting stronger, and yes I am well thank you 🙂 xxx ❤
So sorry to hear that you’ve been ill. I hope you’re well on the road to recovery now. Time in nature truly is healing so I hope you can get out and in it soon. Take care!
Thank you. I’m being told now to put down my phone and rest this afternoon so also sorry for briefest answers to not being able to get back to all comments yet. But time is the best healer 🙂
Wishing you a speedy recovery, Emma. And will just pass on something which may or may not be related to your breathing problems, as I discovered something about it yesterday on the web. Do you breathe with your mouth open, because many of us do so without realising. It can set up a heap of trouble. Breathing through the nose plus calm abdominal breathing is apparently what humans were equipped for. 🙂
Thank you Tish I’m sure that’s a bad habit of mine! I really should start yoga again 🙂
I’m sorry to hear you are ill and in hospital! After my winter of breathing difficulties (different cause/s) I have much empathy and understand how quickly one can become debilitated. I hope you are on the mend and home soon!
So sorry to hear that you’ve not been well over winter it’s the scariest feeling not to be able to breathe! I wish you lots of healing and recuperation in spring too 🙂
I hope you’re back to your normal self soon, Emma 🙂
Thanks Peter, sure all will come soon and I hope your writing is going well! 🙂
I had a slow week last week, so I’m aiming to get back on track this week 🙂
The break will have done you good, writing is always in peaks and troughs 🙂
I hope you will feel better soon. Rest is the best cure but I sympathise for it is also a very difficult one to practise. Take care! Amelia
Thanks Amelia, so difficult to take life slow when there’s so much to do. But then I think there are many people worse off and that sometimes we should stop to enjoy what we have.
Very glad you’re getting better. You have had such a busy few months that your body must have needed a break. X
Thanks so much Emily. The flowers are still lasting and looking forward to seeing everyone at the apiary again x
Do get well soon, nature and family are the best medicine. Oh and a spoonful of honey.
Lots of honey absolutely! Thank you. My niece has inherited some artistic tendencies and is making me an aqua bead get well bee!
Sorry to hear that you have been in hospital – hope you will be fully recovered soon. We never appreciate how lucky we are to be healthy and what a wonderful machine the human body is until illness strikes.
Thanks Simon, I agree with all that you say (as ever) and watching the insects sitting in the garden with my parents was also a wonderful way to feel better. I’m sure I’ll have lots of questions to ask you about our garden residents in a few weeks!
Looking forward to helping 😉
Get well soon!
Thanks Safar, one day at a time and all’s well 🙂
I hope you recover quickly!
Thanks Helen! Hope all’s well with you too 🙂
So glad that you are feeling better!! Continue recovering! Happy Sunday!
Thanks Patrick, working at getting life back to normal again, whatever that means! 😉
So true! Define normal 🙂
Get well soon… they do say bee watching is generally therapeutic 🙂
Spending time in nature is the best way to heal, watching bees is very therapeutic I agree 🙂 If only we could all live in tree houses with pretty wild gardens and lots of bees!
Best wishes for a speedy recovery. Philip
Thank you Philip, I hope all is well with also.
Poor you! Make sure you get plenty of rest. I know a few thousand girls who are depending upon you….
Thanks so much. I can’t wait to see our girls again… 🙂
LOL! Thanks muchly RH 🙂
Wishing you a speedy recovery and return to the bees.
Thank you! I’ve a feeling the bees will make me feel much better!
You and Emily seem to be the worse for wear. You’re very busy. The results show with the amazing job you are doing with the bees and it sounds like you are taking some deserved rest. It’s been 14C or less these last few weekends – so I have little idea what is happening in my new nucs after the winter wipe out. My little contact with them has been good as the bees seem gentle. And I have a new Bee Suit which I think might result in fewer stings this season. Good luck and happy beekeeping.
Gentle beekeepers often make gentle bees, I think, so you must be doing well with your girls! This winter I’ve heard quite a few hive losses, which I wasn’t surprised due to the milder weather that persevered and shortly followed by a cold snap. I feel bees do better when winter is freezing when the cold ensure that bees cluster and beekeepers don’t meddle 😉 Beekeeping years have ups and downs, I’d like to think we’re on the up now, including my health. Thanks for your good wishes 🙂
I wish you the best in your recovery. Last year I took a two month “break” for health reasons, so I fully understand. Get better and back to your bees.
Thank you Donna and I hope you’re feeling fully recovered this year too. Sometimes it’s hard to understand why life makes someone stop and take a break, but it’s best to go with it and get better as you say. I’m feeling much stronger than I was.