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21/10/2008


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a big hello to everyone ...

First on the agenda is to say a huge thank you to everyone for their lovely comments and kind concern on my previous two posts, I really do appreciate the time you have all given to keep in touch. Second on the agenda is to give you a reason for my absence, six weeks ago I started a new job and with this came a two week full-time course in East Croydon, which is a fair few miles from here, having to do a daily commute. There has been, and still is a lot to learn, so as you can imagine my brain has been in overdrive, having had little or no time to come up for air, let alone the time for my blog! More space for the fun stuff is now desperately needed, so third on my agenda is to revisit blogland on a more regular basis very soon.

As I am sure many of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and many will be wearing it pink for the charity. I lost my dear mum to secondary breast cancer back in 2002 and now realise how important it is to be aware of any possible changes which may be taking place in the breast area. You can visit here for lots of information on the subject.

At this time of year, the hydrangea in my very untidy garden, is as pink as pink can possibly be!

27 comments:

méri said...

Beautiful hydrangea, Louise!

Hope evrything is well!

Christy said...

hello louise! i'm so happy to see you again! congrats on your new job!

Cowboys and Custard said...

I knew you would be back Louise and it is lovely to hear from you again.. I hope you are enjoying your new job and are managing to have some laughs along the way..
You are not alone with the untidy garden.. mine has reverted to jungle mode again..hopefully frost kills weeds??!
Welcome back..Lovely to see you again in the pink!
With love
Michele xxx

Country Bliss said...

Congratulations on your new job and a beautiful colour hydrangea too.
Yvonne x

pebbledash said...

Welcome back, Louise...and hope you're enjoying your new job. All the hydrangeas here have faded...they look kind of vintage now!
D x

LizzieJane said...

Welcome back Louise, we missed you.
Thank you for the link to information about breast cancer, this is indeed a terrible disease and has touched so many of us.
Love the color of your hydrangea, it is a very deep pink, mine are a lot paler.
Have a lovely day
Kathy
x

Sal said...

Lovely to see you back.Hope all is going well for you. ;-)

Flighty said...

No wonder you've been quite here! I hope that the new job is going well and you're settling in happily.
I do so like hydrangeas! xx

Pat said...

HI Louise!

I've missed you! Glad to hear the job is going well!

So sorry to hear how you lost your Mom. Breast self examination every month should be done by all women. Good links!

Hugs, Pat

dancingonabladeofgrass said...

Great to have you back ....

twiggypeasticks said...

Welcome back, you've been missed and loads of luck with the new job!
Twiggy x

Heart in the country said...

Hi Louise, thanks for dropping by my blog, I hope your job is going ok.

Kx

nikkipolani said...

Well, glad glad glad to have you back, Louise! I quite sympathize with the unwieldy work loads and hope that you're soon back to a good routine.

periwinkle said...

nice to see you again, we missed you
lisa x

Kris said...

I missed you Louise! Hope your job goes well and that you have time to visit blogland more now!

Among the Hedgerows said...

Welcome back, Louise! It's nice to be able to visit you again.
xo,
Lynda

Sarah said...

Hello. What a lovely blog! I have enjoyed reading ...and will be back! S

lou said...

Thanks for dropping in at my blog. Ben was really pleased with your comment. I do hope the black bird comes black. your photos are beautiful, i look forward to coming back to your blog. lou x

lifeinredshoes said...

Congrats on the new job, you have been missed.

funkymonkey said...

So glad to have you back. Hope the new job is going well.

Simone said...

Welcome back Louise. You have been missed! I hope that the new job is working out for you.

Rosezilla said...

How lovely to see you back! You've been missed. But a new job is always quite a strain, trying to learn everything and feel comfortable. We all understand if you can only pop in occasionally.

I'm so sorry about your mum. Mine had breast cancer, but they caught it small and treated it aggressively, and she's passed her 5 year mark sometime back. She does have a brain tumor, but it's very tiny and benign so far. Here in FL our big worry is skin cancer (which she has also had!), so it's definitely important to keep a close eye on things!Thanks for the reminder.

The Dutchess said...

Hello there...so nice to see you back in blogland..! I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. My Mother died at the age of 46. Ovary cancer..so I know about the danger,and very careful myself!
Take care,and stay at the sunny side of life..all the best with your new job!:)

acornmoon said...

Welcome back Louise and congratulations on your new job.

Suburbia said...

Nice to have you back and thanks for coming over. Congratulations on your new job, hope it all goes well and that you get some 'me time' soon :)

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

Hello Louise,
I'm so glad you stopped over for a visit. I wanted to wish you well on your new job!

I also lost my dear Mom to breast cancer back in 1990.

Gina said...

So lovely to hear from you Louise..all the best for your new job!
Your hydrangea is very beautiful! Gx