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antrim, antrim, Ireland
Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Zippity Doo Dah!

image from here.
My oh my it's a wonderful day. Hello kids and kittens, I am feeling very happy today, not only because it is the most beautiful sunshiney day, but because I have had  keyhole surgery to remove my gallbladder and I am so relieved that its all over! Hurrah! I was operated on on Wednesday afternoon and got home yesterday afternoon. It is wonderful that it can all be done so quickly these days. So a big thankyou to Miss Minford the surgeon and all the other doctors and nurses who took such good care of me.

But now I am going to pour myself a lovely pink drink, non-alcoholic of course and sit out in the sunshine and enjoy the garden and birdsong, and thank my lucky stars!

image from here.

Above images from here. Myself, house and garden don't look like this but I am working on it!

I hope you are all having a lovely day wherever you are in this "wonderful world",love Linda x.
The photos above are from my garden.


  1. Hello Linda:
    What relief you must be feeling now that your gall bladder operation is over. And, surely now each day will bring you greater strength and a return to full fitness. We are so pleased for you at this wonderful news.

    And, what better way to celebrate than to have a summery drink in your beautiful garden and just soak up the sunshine. Enjoy!!

  2. Dear Linda, So glad to hear you came through your surgery ok ~ how wonderful that they were able to do it 'keyhole' (no such thing when I had mine out 22 yrs ago!), and so glad to hear that you're feeling so well and enjoying the sunshine! And thank you for sharing such lovely images for us to enjoy too! Love Brenda

  3. Glad it's all over Linda! I bet you're mightily relieved! As you say, it's amazing what they can do these days. Don't forget to take it easy for a while!! (Just spend your time checking out the images on Pinterest!! Hee Hee!!)> Stunning photos you have come up with again today. I absolutely love the one with the table and the lamps hanging down. Have a wonderful weekend. At last the sun is shining, and it's much warmer. YAY!!

  4. Happy to hear everything went well! enjoy the weekend and your drink!!! a big kiss

  5. Isn't the weather just glorious?!! Long may it continue! Glad the surgery went well and you are out and about! Relax and take it easy for a while and enjoy your very pretty garden! Cx

  6. I am so very sorry to read you have been in hospital having your gallbladder removed. I am very pleased for you that it is all over with and you are at home enjoying a drink in the sunshine. My friend had the same procedure and was very poorly beforehand (she was so much better afterwards), so I hope you did not suffer too much before you went into hospital. You must take this opportunity to relax and let others look after you for a change, something I am sure they are doing :) Love Abby xx

  7. Hi Linda!
    Big Hug!!! So glad for you that its all over - you must be on top of the world! I had that feeling last year after few nasty procedures and being told I dont have to go back for 5 years!
    Does make you view life differently though doesnt it? - you want to kind of get every bit out of life that you can!
    Now you can just relax and enjoy your garden whilst you get over it all.
    Lovely pics!
    Gill xx

  8. Dear Linda,

    I am happy to hear the operation went well and you are home again! Don't forget to take your time to recover. How fortunate you are the weather is so fine. Now you can sit in the sun and enjoy :-)!

    Lieve groet, take care,


  9. Take care of yourself and don't overdo things!

  10. Hi Linda
    A well deserved pink drink in the sunshine. So happy you are well and that the weather in Ireland is beautiful. Is the cuckoo singing?

    My best
    Helen Tilston

  11. Linda, You must be relieved that it is all over.
    Keyhole surgery has come on immensely, when I was nursing you would have been in hospital for at least a week for a gallbladder removal!
    Enjoy your recovery time and take it easy...
    Julie x

  12. Glad your op is over and that you're home,in good spirits. Lovely flower pics - rest, and enjoy your garden. Abby x

  13. I'm so glad your surgery went well. I hope you'll be fighting fit in no time!

  14. Happy that your op went well Linda, your roses look wonderful, put your feet up and have a great weekend :)

  15. Hello Linda,
    It's lovely to find your blog, another like-minded soul!
    I hope you have a happy weekend and completely recover fron your operation,
    best wishes,

  16. Hope you get much better very soon. I had keyhole surgery many years ago to take out my appendix, I don't even know where my ickle scars are :0) Hope you feel better hearing some happy news....you have won my little pretty bag :0) Pop me over your details ( can find my email via my profile page ) and I shall get it out to you :0)

    Congratulations and big hugs, Mary xxxx

  17. Pink drinks all 'round! A toast to keyhole surgery!

  18. Linda...I am so pleased to hear that all went well with your surgery. I had been wondering...
    since you had mentioned a proposed surgery in a previous post! Ireland is so beautiful on a clear day! Take care and be well!

  19. Hello Linda

    What very good news. Now, you can really make the most of this beautiful time of the year.

    I have just discovered that I have a gallstone, so, it's comforting to hear how well your operation has gone.


  20. So glad you are doing well. Happy weekend!

  21. Happy weekend to you too Lynda,
    Hugs from Spain,


  22. Yay for you, Linda!!! I am so happy it went well and that you are enjoying your day! :)
    Big hugs,

  23. coming out of surgery that has gone sucessfully is the best thing, hope you are taking things easy, love your garden I couldnt think of a nicer place to recouperate

  24. So happy to come home from our trip and read that your op was a success. :)


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