Thursday, 19 November 2015

Five on a Friday

Hello...............  Today I'm joining in with Amy's Five on a Friday, it's been a quiet week here at the Summerhouse.  I've been making a few more hearts for UNICEF and I even managed to make it to a heart making workshop for a hour yesterday, I might do another post with my new hearts in a few days, but I don't want to bore you all too much with it.

 I've not been feeling very well at all over the last few months, so over the weekend I decided I was going to do as little as possible, just rest, no crafting, just quiet and rest in the hope it might pull me out of this relapse.  Very boring but I thought it was worth a try, I've been reading lots about CFS/ME and Mitochondrial failure lately where they now think patients suffer two type of fatigue within the mitochondrial cells off the body and the medical research suggested that when you are bad,really bad, it's helpful to have complete rest for a couple of days to help the cells recover and I have to say my energy levels did pick up a little.

Enough that by Saturday night, I was able to cheat a little on the resting and spend ten minutes working on one of the songs, I've selected to record on my EP. In fact this week with the help of some friends I had managed to narrow down the options a little more and nearly have the final line up of songs.

Out in the garden nature never fails to amaze me, mid November and just look at this rose.

So we've covered resting, creativity, music and nature, what's left ah lovely healthy food to nurture, this was breakfast the other morning, organic yogurt, nuts, seed mix, chia seeds and lovely strawberries. Sometimes eating clean is not so very hard.

Hope you've all had a wonderful week.

Happy Crafting
Clare xx


  1. We are starting to eat more breakfasts like yours - clean eating can definitely be fun! Glad to hear that the rest helped at least a little bit x

  2. Beautiful looking breakfast, not difficult to eat at all. Loved the beautiful hearts, a real delight. Take care.

  3. I remember making doves once much like the hearts you are making. Such a pretty little thing to keep oneself occupied. Sorry you have been feeling so poorly. Hope you feel much better soon.

  4. I love the hearts you made. My favorite color! Hope you feel better soon.

  5. I am loving all the hearts and I am definitely not bored. Take care, Clare. x

  6. The hearts are gorgeous, I would love to see more. I am so glad the rest helped a little, the trouble with rest is that it can get a tad boring!! I hope you pick up really soon. Hugs x

  7. I think rest and good eating are under-rated in our culture. There is so much pressure to go-go-go regardless of one's health or age! I see in my mom, who feels guilty about slowing down as she approached 80. Resist the pressure and take good care of yourself!

  8. Your hearts, and your own heart are very beautiful indeed and so very kind. I am glad that you are finding that the rest is helping you, even if it means that you do have to rest, someday I hope for a cure or some respite for you. Thank you for joining Five On Friday. I hope that you have a great weekend! xx

  9. The hearts are beautiful Clare. I hope you rest p and feel much more energetic by Monday.
    Sending you a powerful, healthy hug,

  10. Love the hearts and that they are for unicef!

    Hope you will feel better soon! Hugs! My fatigue is being mean at the moment too. Mostly from psychological stress (my dad is really sick) which is a trigger for my ms related fatigue.

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

    P.S. I talked to my neurologist about CFS earlier this year (as I was looking for things which could help Michelle who has CFS too). She had some advice - write me a mail at anne, if you want me to pass them on to you :)

  11. I'm in awe of your creativity. The tree decorated with those hearts is beautiful. I'm with you when it comes to relaxing too it's very much needed.

  12. I love to see people being creative, I feel so in touch with them even if I don't really know them. Keep relaxing. Jo x

  13. Those hearts look gorgeous and for a fab cause too. The weather has finally caught up with us here, but your rose is stunning.

  14. Oh the decorations are just so beautiful. Yum to your breakfast! A thumbs up to clean eating and a big thumbs down for your illness. I look forward to seeing more of your crafting. Take care xx