I won't bore you with all my health issues that seem to have arisen following the breaking of my right shoulder last August. One thing after another, it seems. Anyway I had both arms out of action at one point which makes life slightly grim, and made photography and painting impossible. Things have improved in the arm area and so I am reappearing once again.
We took a trip to Guersney to relax and enjoy some sea air, which was truly lovely. I lived on the island for a short time and it became one of the most significant times in my life, resulting in major changes for myself and my family. A mixture of happy and sad memories, but a love of the island has remained with me. The coves and beaches are stunning and we were lucky with the weather - I think it ought to become an annual trip from now on for recharging batteries.
We stayed at The Old Government House Hotel and treated ourselves to The Sark Suite, which has the most lovely views over St Peter Port harbour. I don't eat meat but I do eat fish and shellfish and there are many excellent places to eat. We met up with my lovely friend, also called Lynda, who I met when I first moved to the island (our daughters were in the same class at school together). Our friendship has lasted over the years and to meet up several times during the week was just the remedy I needed after all my pains.
We did the touristy visit to Castle Cornet which I had never done when I lived there, and explored the whole coast, just taking our time and breathing in all that delicious sea air. Above are some fishing boats in St Peter Port harbour and below one of the beaches we walked along.
Since returning to the mainland I have undergone some more tests for some extremely painful stomach/abdomen attacks i have been having. These take me out for six hours and strangely enough did not occur while I was on Guernsey. I had a gastroscopy last week after the worst attack ever on my return, and am due an MRI soon. If you've never had a camera down your throat, its an absolute joy (not) and you don't know what you're missing! My husband Alistair reckons it is caused by the large amounts of codeine I took during my rehab after breaking my shoulder; let's hope he is right and that things repair now that I have stopped that medication. Here's my own personal research: I am absolutely fine if I live on Almased replacement meal drinks and lobster washed down with prossecco, it seems!
We need to live by the sea I think.