Sunday, 23 March 2014

Quotes To Live By


"Think of all the beauty still left around you & be happy. " - Anne Frank

This week has thrown my usual positivity. It started last Sunday when my boyfriend suffered a stroke  on holiday and has since spent seven days in an Austrian hospital. Thankfully, he is doing well, but getting him back home is proving to be more of a drama than anybody ever imagined. Although, it seems an air ambulance might be being organised as I type. We have our fingers crossed that he will be firmly back on wet, British land by mid next week at the latest, anyway. Here's hoping!

It's very easy to be sucked into a black hole of negativity, but even having something as simple as daffodils around (they're like little rays of sunshine, aren't they?) has helped perk me up a lot. Anyway, when this quote was retweeted on Twitter, it stuck with me & as I was doodling this morning to take my mind off things, I thought I would add it to my page. 

What makes you happy, when you're having a rough time?
I think I'm going to bake some cookies next (because sugar solves everything!)
xo

[update 25.3] : he is safely back home after a trip in an air ambulance. i can't thank you all enough for the support, i'm extremely, extremely grateful. 
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  1. Sorry to hear about your boyfriend, that's horrible! Hope he gets better soon and is back over here quickly too. Your painting is lovely! So nice I want it in a frame haha!

    That Adventurer

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    1. Thanks so much Hannah :) it's looking positive at the minute that he may be home as early as tomorrow which would be wonderful! Xx

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  2. I just found your blog and i think it looks lovely :)
    Just letting you know i'm following!
    Much love!

    http://diariesgirlnextdoor.blogspot.pt/

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    1. Thanks so much Marta :) glad you like it x

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  3. oh my gosh, i am so sorry to hear about your boyfriend, i hope that he makes a full and speedy recovery. I totally agree it can be so easy to fall into negativity, however i love that quote, its lovely.

    Jess x

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words Jess. As it turns out, he will be back tomorrow, so I'm really pleased :) things are finally starting to come together xx

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  4. Aww Sam! You must have been so worried!! Your positivity is just so inspiring though! I hope your boyfriend makes a full and speedy recovery, what a horrible thing to happen :( Here if you ever need a shoulder <3

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    1. That really does mean a lot, thank you so much. It was just such an unfortunate thing to happen on the first day of his holiday, but an air ambulance has been arranged for tomorrow so I'm really happy that he'll be home soon & can start focusing on recovery xx

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  5. Oh gosh, I hop your boyfriend is home soon and has a swift and smooth recovery, it must be horrible

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    1. It hasn't been the best time, that's for sure, but I'm happy to say he is back where he belongs now :) thank you x

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  6. I'm so sorry to hear about your boyfriend! Glad things are being sorted to get him home. Hope he makes a full and speedy recovery! x

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    1. Thank you so much, that is really kind. He is home now, so I'm relieved x

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  7. That's terrible! I'm crossing my fingers that he'll be alright & back soon! painting, music, chocolate, a bubble bath, going for a walk, watching a funny movie or your favourite series.. that's what I would do :) chin up lady! xx

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    1. Thank you Tania :) that's a lovely list of things to do! Xx

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  8. This is such a wonderful, inspiring post. I love your optimism (and the pretty painting to illustrate it).

    I really hope your boyfriend is on his way home and making a speedy recovery.

    x

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    1. Thank you so much Charlene, means a lot :) xx

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  9. Hope your boyfriend is ok!
    Cookies are a good start! Lovely blog xo

    http://sheworewhatxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Cliona :)… I'm sure he'll bounce back soon x

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  10. I've only just seen this! Glad to hear he's back safely & wishing him the best for recovery! xx

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