Tuesday, January 9, 2018

09/01/2018 Trying to get back to normal.......

Maximum temperature 9C, minimum 4C.  Since 01/01/2018 we have had 80 mm rain.  It just keeps raining!

Firstly I would like to thank everyone who has commented, and those who have sent me emails worrying if I was OK. To answer the latter, I still do not feel anywhere well, and the continual coughing is making me very short on sleep.  I am not a nice person to know when very tired!!

I did though pick up the camera last night (first photo of 2018!) to take a photo from the back door, at least you know I am still in land of the living - just!!  Not sure when I will be back blogging properly, but hopefully fairly soon.
Photos taken just a few minutes apart.


Promise I will get back to commenting as soon as I feel up to it.

29 comments:

  1. I'm sorry you're still not feeling well! It seems a lot of people are trying to get better health wise now. Take care of you!

    The photo's are beautiful, just the kind that make me feel better! :)

    xoxo

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    1. Thanks Sally, this had been a really bad bug and the cough is getting me down. Hope you are well Diane

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  2. Great sunset. Now we will just wait for you to have your own personal sunrise and get right back with us.

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    1. Gosh David I hope it arrives very soon. This is going on for 3 weeks now!! Nigel is also still not feeling very well! Hope all is well in Canada. Cheers,Diane

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  3. Hope you feel better soon, Diane. Beautiful sky!

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    1. Thanks so much Marie, comment appreciated. Keep warm where you are Diane

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  4. Just take care of yourself. Gorgeous sunset.

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    1. Trying very hard to Gaelyn but was are both feeling very low!!! Hope all is well with you Diane

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  5. So sorry you are still not feeling well. The sunset is absolutely stunning!

    In regards to the bird situation with the wind turbines, the company was required to do extensive biological bird habitat studies. In Texas, wind turbine projects are not allowed to be built in areas where raptors nest or inhabit. Also, we have a very low population of bats in this area as the habitat is not suitable for them. Texas area - 268597 sq.mi. Texas population - 27.86 mil. France area - 248573 sq.mi. France population - 66.9 mil. Therefore, Texas has much more area that is uninhabited and undeveloped, so there is ample habitats for wildlife. I really don’t know all the statistics, but when I asked the company rep, he told me that bird deaths caused by wind turbines in America are minimal.

    Have a good day!

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    1. Thanks Doniene, hopefully I will be back to normal soon! Take care Diane

      Take a look at below!

      http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/new/us-windfarms-kill-10-20-times-more-than-previously-thought.html

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  6. The sky is magnificent. Take care of yourself and feel better.

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    1. Thanks Emma, I am trying very hard to take care of myself. Hope all is well with you, Diane

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  7. Lovely pics.
    Hope you are soon feeling much better. X

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    1. Thanks Gaynor hope that all is well with you and family. Diane xx

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  8. Oh gee Diane, I am sorry for you... I know too well what you must feel like, it is horrible but.... the bright of it is that you'll get better! LOL! Hope I get you to laugh at least!
    Stuff yourself with royal jelly, pollen honey, and Propolis, I started this after 2 flues in a single winter with 40°C temperature and since I started on these products, I never had another flue and hardly a cold.
    These photos are stunning, what a wonderful sunset!
    I won't be much on the blogosphere (nothing changes!!) because next week I am flying off to Kenya... 3 weeks back in African bush, a dream!
    I wish you a prompt recovery, dear friend take good care :)

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    1. Yes I had to laugh!! Have answered on your blog Diane

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    2. I meant "the bright side" of course, but you got it!
      Thanks for your reply, so sorry for your friend... a heartbreak. I escaped chimio but just.
      Diane, whenever you are heading back to RSA, I would be very happy to join the party!
      I looked at prices for Okavango but it's way too expensive!
      Until then.... get better ASAP, at least in Nevis you really enjoyed yourself!
      My very best wishes and warm hugs :)))

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  9. Oh no Diane, I didn't realise you were so unwell, that's horrible. I hope the miracle cough medicine keeps working and you get a wee bit more sleep, it makes all the difference! You have the most wonderful views here.. and right from your back door, how lucky you are. Take good care of yourself and hopefully you will be back to full strength very soon ✨

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    1. Thanks Grace, the cough mixture has given up working!!! Hope that all is well there. Take care Diane

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  10. Wow those are beautiful shots. I hope you begin feeling better soon Diane xx

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    1. Thanks so much Penny, hope you are also feeling better, take care Diane x

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  11. So sorry to hear that you've been so unwell, Diane. There's a lot of that around at the moment. I hope your new course of medication does the trick and you are soon 'back on your feet' again.

    Those sunset images are absolutely stunning!

    Take good care! With my very best wishes - - - Richard

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    1. Thanks so much Richard. It is so depressing here at the moment. We are both not feeling well and just never seems to stop raining!!!! Keep well and all the best Diane

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  12. Hi Diane,
    Welcome back to Charente and hope you will be recovered very soon.
    Bonne Année pour 2018 . Best Wishes for the New Year (despite the bad start !!)
    Béatrice


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    1. Thanks Beatrice we are more than happy to be back home. We are both recovering slowly but it really is taking its time!!! Happy New Year to you as well and thanks for visiting. Diane

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  13. Your photos are so stunning! So sorry to hear that you have been coughing badly. I hope you are in good health now and your cough is gone. I too have been coughing badly and couldn't sleep but it is improving.

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    1. Thanks Nancy. A slow recovery I am sad to say but we are both heading in the right direction! Take care Diane

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  14. Still beautiful even wet! Worst time to feel under the weather is indeed when its wet, cold and damp -UGH. Hope you are feeling better soon. Looking forward to those spring photos. Take care.

    Velva

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    1. Thanks Velva. The weather really does nothing to make us feel well. It is cold and wet every day!!! Diane

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