Drama, Train Sets and Recovering from Surgery #LittleLoves

Miniature N gauge railway village. School Drama Showcase event, kids on stage. Drama, Train Sets and Recovering from Surgery #LittleLoves on Falcondale Life blog. A personal blog update about things I have been watching, reading, wearing and making recently. Regular readers will have noticed that I blogged on both Sunday and Monday this week, which is unusual. Sundays I always write about photography. On Monday I simply could not wait any longer to publish my Boozy Valentine’s Gift Guide and Drinks Review as the day is nearly upon us! So after two days with two blogs I felt it would be nice to keep the blogging rhythm going and join in again with Morgana’s blogging linky. #LittleLoves is a linkup which opens each Friday, and the five headings are the same each time: Read, Watched, Heard, Made, Wore, and Lastly.

Here’s what I’ve been up to in recent weeks.

Read

Since my recent surgery I’ve been resting and read a few things. I’ve especially enjoyed discovering some new blogs. A newborn photo shoot is something I’ve never done so these photography tips from Lilypad and Bow make interesting reading. Another blog with lots of lovely photography is Waffle Mama – I particularly like her great timing and decisive moment images. On The Mini Mes and Me I was interested to read about getting girls interested in careers in STEM (Science, Technology Engineering and Maths). Emma has a daughter in year 9 – just a year ahead of Belle – and choosing her GCSEs now. Travel is another of my favourite topics and Helerina Blogs has had the same idea as me; she’s dreaming of visiting the Scottish Highlands. She also went to a Blog on the Beach conference that I had to miss because of my surgery, so it’s been nice to catch up on news about that. Lastly I’ve found a recipe for Welsh Cakes on The Rare Welsh Bit blog. My mum used to make these and I love them . These are heart shaped for Valentine’s Day – perfect! If you’re looking for more great bloggers to read, try this list from Website Promoter.

Watched

Belle was in a Drama club showcase at school one evening this week. I haven’t seen her act since primary school so it was lovely to see how much she has progressed. It was a short comedy of errors which suited her perfectly. I particularly enjoyed watching her tip-toe in an exaggerated way across the back of the stage holding a bag of “swag” in each hand. I think she will miss her calling as a bank-robber in later life, however! These phone pics are fairly poor but you get the idea (and you can’t make out the childrens’ faces, which is deliberate).

School Drama Showcase event, kids on stage. Drama, Train Sets and Recovering from Surgery #LittleLoves on Falcondale Life blog. A personal blog update about things I have been watching, reading, wearing and making recently.

Heard

No new discoveries here but I’m still enjoying BBC Radio 6. We still have Radio 1 on the alarm clock as they always sound so very awake, but Radio 6 is on everywhere else. I find Radio 2 sounds too much like local radio for my liking, and I like new music, not golden oldies.

Made

Not my creation, but my husband has made a super miniature railway in N-gauge. It has taken over a year to get this far and it’s looking amazing. This small board fits under the coffee table but he wants to make another two this size. We do not have space! The girls love it and they are heavily involved in the design.

N gauge miniature railway village with church and market. Drama, Train Sets and Recovering from Surgery #LittleLoves on Falcondale Life blog. A personal blog update about things I have been watching, reading, wearing and making recently.

N gauge miniature railway village lit up in the dark. Drama, Train Sets and Recovering from Surgery #LittleLoves on Falcondale Life blog. A personal blog update about things I have been watching, reading, wearing and making recently.

Wore

This is really about what I am NOT wearing: A post-surgery boot! It’s five weeks since I had surgery on my arthritic toe. The pain started years ago so I am really hopeful that this will be a cure. I recovered much quicker than predicted at first, but progress has slowed down now. I was expecting to be on crutches for two months. However after just two weeks I abandoned them and just use one light stick when I go out. The boot came off when my stitches came out.

Post Surgery Boot worn after cheilectomy treatment for arthritis. Drama, Train Sets and Recovering from Surgery #LittleLoves on Falcondale Life blog. A personal blog update about things I have been watching, reading, wearing and making recently. Using a crutch in the kitchen after cheilectomy surgery for arthritis. Drama, Train Sets and Recovering from Surgery #LittleLoves on Falcondale Life blog. A personal blog update about things I have been watching, reading, wearing and making recently.

Lastly – Post-Surgery Thoughts

My recent foot surgery has given me some pain and tiredness as you can imagine. Walking is hard, so I don’t get out much. I haven’t been to the supermarket, slimming world, I’ve missed some church things, I’ve had to stop my volunteering, I haven’t been clothes shopping, I’ve seen less of my friends. I didn’t think that these little things would affect me so deeply but they’ve added up to have a strong effect on my state of mind. It feels quite dangerous and it’s hard to find the personal strength to save myself. I hope that after half term I will get out more.

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12 Comments

  1. 16th February 2018 / 9:36 am

    Hope you’re recovering well and managed to get out over half term #littleloves

    • 19th February 2018 / 12:28 pm

      Thank you – it’s a bit up and down but we made some nice family memories in half term.

  2. 15th February 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I hope you have managed to get out more over half term and your recovery continues in the right direction as speedily as possible. it must be so hard when you cant get out an about xx #LittleLoves

  3. 15th February 2018 / 6:26 pm

    Hope you’re recovering well and that you managed to get out and about for some fun during half term this week x

    • 19th February 2018 / 12:26 pm

      It’s been a bit up and down but I did get out in the good patches which was lovely! Thank you.

  4. 14th February 2018 / 11:47 pm

    I damaged my foot last August on holiday and have had no end of issues with it since! I hope you’re on the mend soon and able to catch up on everything you’re missing out on 🙂

    Thanks for including my blog x x

    • 19th February 2018 / 12:25 pm

      It makes such a difference not being sure if you can walk somewhere, doesn’t it? I do hope you get well soon. Thanks for your comment!

  5. 11th February 2018 / 10:36 pm

    Love the train set, my Mother and Father-in-Law used to create train sets together and the intricate detail always amazed me. Hope you recover soon xx #LittleLoves

    • 11th February 2018 / 10:42 pm

      That’s interesting! You don’t hear about many women working on train sets, but my daughters do. I think it’s quite appealing to anyone who loves crafting and although it’s male dominated I hope it doesn’t end up putting my girls off. We went to a model railway show and there was not one woman there.

  6. 9th February 2018 / 11:14 pm

    Thank you for including me! I’m so sorry you had to have your op, but knowing what it’s like living with pain I really hope it’ll heal up real soon and feel lots better! You seriously have such a clever family too, that train set is INSANEly good! I thought it was photos from a model village or something! xx

    • 11th February 2018 / 8:29 pm

      My husband will be delighted to read this comment, thank-you! I am definitely on the mend, I just need to be a bit braver. Thanks for your kind words x

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