Tuesday, 9 April 2013

This Is My World ... well ...Mostly ...with the odd fix of Foyles War!

Well ...Hello there ...
and Yes ... its my turn ... I've got one hel'va dose of the dreaded flu.
This is the first day I have got out of bed (and showered ..but you didn't need to know that really) .. 
but hey ... 
it knocks a Girl for six!

Its like musical beds here ...I've managed to sit up in the chair and try and get myself together ... Hubby P has taken to the bed ..
you do understand that his is Man Flu ... and therefore will take far more nursing and care than ever my dose of flu has.
Poor soul ... good job I can shift for myself a bit and keep an eye on him.
Whilst I was up and about I had a rootle in the kitchen and found the makings of some chicken soup. I remembered I has just bagged and frozen a chicken carcass last week .... thinking ... that will make a nice bit of soup

Nothing fancy ... boiled the bones etc for a couple of hours, strained and added what I could find ...I wasn't up to much really.
Bit of veg ...handful of barley/soup mix...handful dried onion...
but it will do the job.

This is when you need your store cupboards girls ... let them do the work for you.

Of course dear Hubby P did his very best and fed me lots of this ...

But somehow its not got that magic that comes with real ... seeps into your bones...warms your cockles ... chicken soup.

And yes the soup is lovely ... I can feel it healing me from the inside!

So ... I shall leave you with something nice ... a fab find....

Is't this just the sweetest little dressing gown....

and guess where its from...

 Now to be honest its the label I really fell for ...
it shouts to me of all that was warm and homely and thrifty and family ... community ... working together .... creating... crafting...producing something long lasting .. something of quality....
and well you know ... all that..

Unfortunately the robe has to be for sale (and No ..I cannot take the label out...one goes with the other ...obviously)... so I've been brave and put it on eBay ...I enjoyed it for a little while.

But just imagine if it could talk ... tales of the weaving on the crofts.. sheep calling outdoors and ladies sat around making up garments for sale....fitting it all in around work on the croft.
And where has it been all these years ... did it travel back to Anglesey with a family who took a holiday on the Island ?

There is a story in every little thing.

Time for another bowl of magic soup.

Take care.



  1. Oh, my heart goes out to you. Having the flu is terrible, but being sick, while having to care for another is murder. Try your best to gets some rest.
    You're both in my prayers.
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. I am so lucky,touch wood, I never get real flu just a heavy cold. as long as I keep my sinuses clear I am fine. man flu is not allowed in Camelot Cottage, King Arthur would never have had it. real chicken soup is a cure all here, there is always stock in the freezer ready to go and sometimes the soup itself.

  3. So glad that you are feeling a little better. DH and I had flu together when we were first married and neither of us could shift from the bed to get anything! It was awful.
    Love from Mum

  4. oh no, the dreaded flu! Your find is beautiful, the label says it all, I think that will sell very fast!
    Foyles war is one of our favs for sure, we have the box set and rewatch them! That and Midsomer, take care of yourself sweet lady, wish I was closer I would come and bring you supper,

  5. The dreadful flu - my heart goes out to you. Glad you are now on the mend. Dressing gown label is truly lovely - the dressing gown conjures up images of someone sat in an armchair in front of a winter fire, mug of cocoa in hand and slippered feet warming on the last embers before they retire to bed ...

  6. Aw get well soon, Vicky. Fear not, warm weather is on the cards for the weekend and that should help a little! Karla xxx

  7. poor you - get well soon. The dressing gown reminds me of when I was a little girl - my dad always put his dressing gown over us when we were laid on the sofa with colds!! x

  8. Hope you are both feeling better soon,the chicken soup should help and lots of rest.

  9. Oh I feel for you. There seems to be so many colds and sickness bugs doing the rounds at the moment. I hope you're both feeling better soon.

    As for the dressing gown, I love, love, LOVE this. I have a little obsession with the Orkney and Shetland islands, and like you, fell for the label.

  10. Hope you are feeling better from the flu. I'm tucking into cupboard standby soup, on a very rainy day in Cornwall. I'm also getting into putting more things onto e.bay, and will follow your blog with interest.

  11. Aw get well soon, looks like you have all you need x

  12. Hi there, I found you on a friends blog. I love to find British blogs, Welsh in your case. I was originally from Bedfordshire but now live in Michigan.
    Love the picture of the cottage
    I will follow you so I can come back and explore more

  13. Dear Vickie,

    I DO love your blog! Glad you are on the mend and up and about again.
    I do love your joie de vivre. You see joy in everything! Thank you for your positivity!

    mrsmarsa x

  14. great blog . love the herbie garden things you do. hx


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