Saturday, April 9, 2011

The weekend

Dear friends,

Sorry I have not been around here, as there is so much going on in my life.
On Monday we went down to visit my Mother, who was not very well with a cold and chest infection. It was so lovely to see her and she was happy to see us.
Today though she has been admitted to the hospital with what looks like pneumonia, so my family are all feeling very sad at this time.

We are also helping our daughter move into a gorgeous old Villa in the City.
She is moving in with some lovely friends and has a beautiful room.
Last night we went bed shopping with her and today took a load of boxes across, in the car ferry.
Isn't it always such a big job and tiring moving house.
We are going to miss her very much but will be good for her to be living in the City and to not have to commute daily for work on the ferry.

I just want to say how much I appreciate your friendship and will come and visit you soon.

Hope that your weekend is going well.


  1. Oh dearest Carolyn, I hope your sweet mom will feel better soon. You are into a lot of things, my friend, many mixed emotions. Sending you some extra love xxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Oh Carolyn,
    sending you loads of love at this unsettling time x

  3. Dearest Carolyn,

    More important is that you tend to your loved ones first! Let's hope and pray that your dear Mom will get over this. For elderly it is tough to make it past winter and well into spring. Your daughter will handle this a lot better, not much to worry; just work for now.

    Lots of love,


  4. Sad that your mother is sick, hope she gets well soon. You have much around you right now, take care.

  5. I hope your mom is feeling better soon !!...and good luck with your daughters move !...thinking of love and more love from me

  6. Our best wishes fly to you dear Carolyn and your Mother through the blogosphere,

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  7. I really hope your mother gets well soon, she is in good hands in hospital.
    Good luck to your daughter.
    Don´t worry, everything is gonna be all right.
    (I don´t know if I find right words but I think you understand me). See you soon here.



  8. Thinking of you Carolyn - and hope your dear Mum is soon on the mend and back home - what a worry for you. I know the feeling when a daughter move out of the family home and leaves that empty room.
    Take much care

  9. And sweet Carolyn, you came to see me last night, and I appreciate that so much! I DO HOPE YOUR MOTHER will recovery swiftly and bring you job with her sweet smile, I am sure. And your daughter....oh it has to be hard to see them fly away....being a teacher, I always need a box of tissues on the last day of school as we watch them get on the bus to start their summer vacations....I cry my eyes out. I cannot imagine seeing off your baby. Be well my dear, think of the healing aroma of the beach air, and does help!

    BISOUS, Anita

  10. Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. Please keep us posted. Pneumonia is very frightening, especially for the elderly.
    Your daughter will do fine and I'm certain is thrilled with her move.
    Big hug coming your way!

  11. I hope your mother gets and will be released from hospital soon! My thoughts are with her and your family. Glad your daughter is doing well and yes, I definitely know what a hassle it is to move house, but once it's done, it's always nice to settle in your new home. Wishing you a wonderful weekend :)

  12. Sweet Carolyn,
    I'm so sorry to hear of your mom. I'll keep her in my prayers for a healthy recovery. As well as your sweet daughter as she off on her newest adventure in life.


  13. Dear Carolyn,

    I am praying for your mom. I know how worried you must be.

    How exiciting for your daughter!! You'll have a place to visit and stay when you go to the City now!

    I am thinking of you dear friend.

    Sending you a big ((HUG))


  14. I hope that your mother is soon better dear Carolyn, I, am thinking of you.

    And how nice your daughter is moving in a beautiful old villa, how nice to decorate it together.

    Warm wishes and a big hug, Mea

  15. I hope your Mum gets better soon! Sending good thoughts to you and your family!


  16. Love and hugs for your sweet Mom and how wonderful for your daughter.
    Love and prayers

  17. Dear Carolyn, how sad about your mother, hope she recovers soon now that is well taking care of at the hospital. She is in my daily prayers from now on.
    I can picture now moving all your daughter´s stuff in the ferry, how I would love to take that ferry at least once!!! Your daughter will be much confortable now living in the city with her friend, how fun!!!
    hugs my dear

  18. Dear Carolyn, I am sending good thoughts and wishes your way for your mom's speedy recovery. Congrats to your daughter on moving into her own space. Cutting down commute time is always a wonderful thing. Good luck to her. Best wishes to you, Tammy

  19. Carolyn do not worry , family is so important. I have yours in my thoughts and prayer. I hope your Mother is well soon.

    Art by Karena

  20. Dear Carolyn-
    A daughter mooving is a bit sad-but also wonderful, I hope you will soon be used ,that she is out of the house,dear.
    And I hope so much for you, your mother will be helped being well soon again,on the hospital.
    Big hug-Dorthe

  21. Dear Carolyn, Hope you mom gets all the care she needs and gets well soon. I hope the move goes well for your daughter. Take all the time you need to tend to your family.
    Love and Prayers coming your way!

  22. I'm sorry your mother is ill. I'll keep her in my prayers. I'm sending you extra hugs, too! ♥♥♥

  23. Hello Carolyn.
    Life at times gets so busy it's difficult to slow down.

    Very sorry about your Mom being ill. May she get to feeling better soon. Our dear Moms.

    Exciting times for your daughter! Hope all goes well.

    Carolyn, I always enjoy stopping by and reading how things are going!

  24. Hello Carolyn.
    Life at times gets so busy it's difficult to slow down.

    Very sorry about your Mom being ill. May she get to feeling better soon. Our dear Moms.

    Exciting times for your daughter! Hope all goes well.

    Carolyn, I always enjoy stopping by and reading how things are going!

  25. I hope your Mom is soon on the mend now that she is getting such intensive care. How exciting for your daughter to be moving! Take care Carolyn.

  26. Hello Carolyn...
    I am so very sorry to hear the news of your dear mother. I will keep her in my prayers. It was so nice that you were able to visit her...I hope she is well soon.
    How lovely that your daughter, Victoria, found a nice place to live. You will miss each other, but she will be just fine...and parents do need a break too!

    Wishing you much love and happiness in the coming week.
    Hugs, Nancy

  27. Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about your Mum, my dearest Aunty Davina.. sending you all my deepest love and hugs and everything else you need at this time. xx Karen

  28. Cara Carolyn, mi dispiace tanto che la tua mamma non stia bene... Ti auguro che in ospedale riescano a curarla bene e a farla tornare a casa in splendida forma!
    Il distacco con i figli è sempre terribile... Pero' i genitori sanno fare grandi sacrifici per loro e permetterle di andare ad abitare in città è uno di questi!
    Ti mando un bacio grandissimo, vedrai che andrà tutto bene.

  29. I love all your pics!
    I hope your mother get better soon
    in these cases is going very wrong ..
    if you have a while
    Come by our blog
    kisses and hugs!


  30. Dear Carolyn, I hope your mother is feeling better!
    You was very busy last week!
    Have a nice sunday
    Big Hugs

  31. I pray your mother is well soon!



  32. Sending hope and prayers for your mother's swift recovery, dear friend.


  33. I'm so sorry to hear that your mom is not doing well. Yes, you have a lot going on right now. I'm sending positive thoughts and best wishes that your mom will be well soon. Don't forget to take care of yourself as well!
    Sharon :-)

  34. Hay Carolyn,

    What a lovely blog..
    I follow your blog.
    Please take a look at my blog,
    and step into my world.


  35. Oh Carolyn,'re so sweet.. I miss my mum sooooo much..
    Wonderful pics!

  36. Dear Carolyn,

    It must be a difficult time for you. I hope your mother will be feeling better soon. She is in good hands now.

    Such an exciting time for your daughter. It will be strange for you not to have her around anymore. I still have my three girls at home, but it won't be for long either.

    Take care!

    Lots of love,

    Madelief xox

  37. I hope that your mom gets better soon...lets pray that she does.
    And what an exciting time for your daughter...

  38. Oh wow, sweetie, you have a lot going on! I hope that your mother gets better soon. Sending my thoughts and prayers your way, darling! xoxo

  39. Dear Carolyn, I'm sorry to hear about your Mom. Hopefully she will recover very soon.
    Your daughter must be excited to move but I'm sure she will miss you too.

  40. Carolyn no need to apoligize we all understand. Hope your mother is feeling better. oh I should have read the last post.
    I haven't had the time to blog either and miss everyone.

    take care,

  41. Sweet Carolyn - So sorry to hear your mom isn't feeling well. I hope she improves :)

    By the way, I love the photo in this post of the ballerina slippers dangling from the bedpost - so lovely :)

    Big hugs xx

    Camille @ Paris in Pink

  42. Sending light and love to your mom my dear friend. Best wishes to your daughter on her new adventures.
    xx, shell

  43. Ohh Carolyn.... so sorry to hear about your Mum...... hope she has some better days soon....

    I'm way behind on visiting after having been away..... off to scroll through your other posts now...

    big hugs,

  44. What a hectic week you're facing ahead. Hope everything would end up great. My prayers for you mom, I really wish she would get well soon... Sending you my love and prayers!

  45. Oh, my god, I'm so sorry!
    My love and good thoughts to you and your mother...


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