Friday, 12 September 2008


Seems like I have been away for ages and ages. Unforgivable but the truth is when things are going well, I am not sure what to write about! Sad but true. Things are going well, Mum is back pretty much to normal, Fudge is at home with her and Larry (or Harry as my mum sometimes calls him - no idea why) is his usual grumpy self. And I am feeling SO much better.

I never mentioned it, but since about May I have been on anti-depressants and having counselling. I just couldn't take any more and felt I was losing the plot. Helped me to face many demons from the past and have a future that I look forward to. Although it was hard to admit that I was struggling I think it was the best thing I ever did. I would recommend it to anyone who has long term depression.

Anyway, enough about that and on to nicer things. Tomorrow we are off to Cornwall again for a week. We haven't had a break since April and are both in need of one. We have found a beautiful house in the middle of nowhere in South Cornwall just near the South Devon border. It looks lovely. An acre and a half garden for the lazy collie to wander in and a creak at the bottom. Sounds idyllic, I hope that it is.

I have been keeping up with the blogs though and am amazed and delighted to see Herbie still going strong. He really is Herbie the Wonder Dog!
I cannot believe that in about 8 weeks it will be a year since Yogi was first diagnosed with his cancer. It seems incredible that this year has gone so fast. I still miss him so badly that it hurts sometimes, but I am so grateful that he shared his life with us for as long as he did.

I hope everyone is well and enjoying this wonderful summer (not) that we have had. I promise that I will post some holiday pics when I get back :o)


HandH said...

I'm so glad nothing dreadful has happened - you hadn't posted in a while, and I wasn't sure if that was because something awful had happened. I'm pleased to hear your Mum and Fudge have been re-united! I think you're both wise and brave to get treatment - after my Mum died, I spent about 18 months being only semi-functional and in retrospect I could have done something about that. Hope the holiday helps!

Anonymous said...

So good to hear that things are going well for you. I'm so relieved to hear about your mum. There is so much strength in your courage to ask for help. Of course you would be feeling down, you've had an incredible amount of stress in your life over the past year. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!


Cheryl said...

Hi Fiona,

I just found your blog about Yogi's fight with lymphoma(from Linda's blog about Watson) and wanted to thank you for doing this, and to give you my condolences. It sounds like he was a wonderful boy. Our 8 year old Rottie cross was diagnosed with lymphoma in September and I'm looking for all the info, stories of other people's experiences, etc, that I can find.


Lesley Rigby said...

I just wanted to let you know I will be thinking of you and Yogi tomorrow. It will be the hardest day and if I could make it better for you I would. I think of you often - you and Yogi were very special! Lots of Love, xxxxx