Such a long time between posts and I even missed the ESAD blog hop and my up line's Stamp Camp. Why you might be asking - well I have been stuck in hospital for a just over a week and am now finally home.
On Saturday 17th July my lovely family and I decided we would have a visit to Glenbrook at the start of the Blue Mountains. I have a very dear friend who has a stall at the monthly Rotary Markets and I wanted to go up and support her. Amanda makes the most amazing items from felt and ribbon and you should check out her blog for some of her ideas. Not far from the markets are some lovely 'easy' bushwalks, so my DH and I thought it would be nice for the girls to go on their first bushwalk. Well to cut a long story short I ended up falling whilst helping DD4 down some steps and broke my left ankle rather badly. Because we were in the bush I had to be 'rescued'. Here is a picture of some of my lovely knights in shining armour.
When we got to the Elizabeth Look Out this is what greeted us.
I was taken to Nepean Hospital and I have to say the care of all the staff there - particularly in ward N2G was fantastic. It was hard waiting for my operation but it finally happened and I am now the proud owner of a titanium plate and 5 screws.
I am now back home - hopping around using a frame (couldn't quite cut it with the crutches). Wishing desperately to get upstairs to do some crafting but that is not going to happen for quite a while.
I have some words of wisdom for you. If you go for walk in the bush - no matter how small it is make sure you have a map (if we didn't have one it would have been hard for my rescuers to find the correct one), make sure you have a mobile phone they may not work everywhere but we do have relatively good coverage here, and wear proper hiking boots. They do protect the ankles. If I had hiking boots on I may not have caused as much damage as I did.
I cannot weight bare on my left ankle for 6 weeks and will have many weeks of physio to get through this.
I am hoping to do my classes next month but will have to wait and see. Over the next couple of days I will show you the projects I made for the ESAD blog hop and some of the lovely cards that I have received from some very lovely people.
'Til next time,