I’ve spent the last few days visiting the liver clinic in Edinburgh and receiving treatment locally at the Arran Hospital. I feel enormous gratitude for the care I have been given and I have come home 15 liters/15 kilos lighter than when I went with two units of blood from a donor. I can’t thank everyone enough. The NHS needs our full support especially in this time of political reevaluation and setting priorities. We are so lucky to have access to the best.Speaking of politics, it is certainly a time in history to mark the fact that the leader of all three major political parties in Scotland are women. Another first!
Chris & Louisa’s visit flew past and I’m so glad I had so much time with them given all they had to achieve in a short time. She confirmed what I say about the NHS and found her time here invaluable as she contacted the policy makers and practitioners in her field of Genetics. They are packing up to go home, but I know they are well and send them off with blessings.
Only a week until Jill and the girls arrive for a catch up visit. I can’t wait, though the girls will be disappointed that Bilsland’s cafe has closed down. The seafront at Brodick will have a new look by next summer, so hopefully someone will keep the cappuchinos and hot chocolates as a priority.
The air is definitely cooling down and the leaves are changing daily. I like this time of year as we cuddle down and keep warm and prepare for a New Year. In many ways these autumn months feel like a new beginning. I especially feel this in November.
In between hospital visits, life is about celebrating the “ordinary”. My celebration was to buy a new Gudrun Sjøden blouse and her signature trousers which are like the clothes I used to wear in Sweden. Her things are expensive but I LOVE them, her enviormental and fair trade approach to textile production and most of all her lovely designs which are based on nature. Simple Pleasures!