Wednesday, 5 September 2018

I'm Back!

Well this has been a bit of an extended hiatus, a break from blogging .....in all the years of writing this blog, I have never neglected it for this long before.
As I mentioned, Mike has had a lot of health problems over the past fifteen months, many hospital admissions and endless outpatient appointments at various hospitals. It has been a bit relentless, and something had to give, so I made an executive decision with the board of Going Buggy (me and the wall 😂) that I would be kind to myself and have a break over the summer, so I stepped down temporarily from a couple of design teams, and gave blogging a break.

I am happy to say that things are on a bit more of an even keel now, Mike is doing well, I am more relaxed and have developed a passion for gardening. I am grateful for many things, the wisdom and expertise of all the cardiac teams at various hospitals, having a husband who is uncomplaining, easygoing and stoic in very difficult circumstances, grateful for the gorgeous long sunny days we have had here this summer, and very grateful for all those of you who have been in touch with me when you were concerned by my silence. Thank you

But here I am, back again all set to go.....

I am just sharing a couple of cards made for Fiskars over the summer, but it has been a busy week in 'En's Den' and I have quite a few projects on the go to share with you now that I am getting back into the swing of things....




I hope you have all had a great summer - it's good to be back! xx

15 comments:

  1. So sorry to hear about your husband’s health ..thankfully he’s on the mend! I am a follower of your blog and your friends blog Kath ...you are both great story tellers and your cards are gorgeous! A fan from Canada ... take care and nice to have you back! Linda

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  2. Welcome back, I, for one, have missed your lovely posts

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  3. Welcome back! Happy to hear Mike is doing better! Happy crafting!

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  4. Glad your Hubby is doing good. That is always a good thing.
    I love gardening but don’t do much anymore. I even have a hard time pulling weeds anymore.
    Happy that you are back. I knew your husband was having some problems and just thought that is why you were away.

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  5. This is so sweet a butterfly heart and swimming fish all appropriate for what you have been through, I love them both. Glad your hubby is doing well and you are back
    Thank you for the inspiration. Challenge. Have a blessed day


    DL.ART
    DIANA L.

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  6. Pleased to hear Mike is recovering Enfys. You’ll have to share photos of your garden and glad you took time out over the summer. Family is so important especially when they need us. Gorgeous creations as ever. Shabneez x

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  7. Oh En they are gorgeous creations. Sending you a tonne of love too and hugs for Mike xxxxx

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  8. So glad to hear that your husband Mike is doing much better, which means you are as well! We all need a break from time to time and it sounds like it was definitely well needed! Such happy cards, I love them! Keeping you both in my thoughts and prayers.

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  9. Glad to hear that Mike is doing well. Yes breaks are needed, I will keep you in my prayers.

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  10. Hi En, so glad Mike is feeling better. My Don has had some health issues as well. I hope both their issues are under control. Cute cards too. Love the butterflies! And welcome back!😜

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  11. Hello Enfys - happy to hear that Mike is on the way back to better health! I know exactly what you've been going thru as my husband and I have been going thru very similar circumstances andit's still going on for us! Welcome back! You have definitely been missed!

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  12. Hi Enfys, so happy to see your post today!!! I love the colorful butterfly card! I hope Mike continues to do well. Gardening is very therapeutic. I unfortunately catch poison ivy nearly every time I try to do the simple yard work! My rose bushes are covered in vines, I hope to tackle them when the weather gets cooler.

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  13. I know that breaks are good for us, from time to time, we all need them. So, I think you and the Going Buggy Executive Committee (walls included) made a wise decision on that one. However, having said that, I have truly missed you and am beyond delighted to see a post from you again. These cards are so fun ... I love the bright, beautiful colors you've used on both of them. That fabulously colorful butterfly card is singing to my heart - I love it!

    I am happy to hear that Mike is doing well, I know that weighs heavily on you ... here's to his continued improvements. Sending oodles of love and hugz your way! Carol xxx

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  14. I have missed seeing your posts, and was afraid that there were some serious health issues. Glad to hear that your husband is getting better, and that you enjoyed your well-deserved break. Happy to see you back, too! The cards are lovely.

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  15. Welcome back, glad your husband is doing better and that you took some time just for you. Cute cards!

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I love reading your comments, thank you for taking the time
Enfys x