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My name is Kaye and I am 58 years old. Unbelievably to me, at my age, I have now just embarked upon my third career - as a History Education Consultant! I love to cross stitch and quilt, especially with my kittens, Furio and Milo "helping" me. I also love to read, I have a passion for history and I have been cooking since I was about 12 - move over Junior Masterchef! So, this blog, which started out as a cross stitch blog sometimes morphs into a reading journal or a history lesson (sorry, I used to be a secondary teacher before I became a publisher and now a consultant) or a post about my cooking mojo. Whatever it is, this blog is alway about me, my family and my life here in Eaglemont, Victoria. I have been happily married for over 30 years to the most wonderful man and we are blessed with three beautiful grown up children.

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Wednesday, 17 June 2015

TUSAL Update for June...

... This time I have taken the picture of my ORTs next to the chess set which TraderVic and I bought in Harrods in London in 1986.  It was our first overseas trip and when we were due to head home after backpacking around Europe for six weeks we had some pounds sterling over, so we lashed out and bought this gorgeous chess set.  The two sides represent the American War of Independence: the blue pawns are the minute men, the blue bishop is Benjamin Franklin, the blue Queen is Betsy Ross sewing the flag and the King is George Washington, of course and so on.  The Red side is the British, so the King George III, etc.




My TUSAL vase is filling up quite nicely.

On another note, yesterday I had to drive to beautiful Berwick to brief an author.  We organised to meet in the Primary Restaurant in the pretty Pioneer Park.


As we had only every spoken on the phone or by email, I said that I would wear a red hat so as to be easily recognised.  Here I am, all rugged up.



On the health front, I am still having digestive system issues and when we went to the theatre the other night (which I will tell you all about next post), I sort of stumbled/fell down some steps when they went from a shallow to a deep drop and I have hurt my ankle.  Badly enough that I have had to go to the Osteopath today who said that the joint is badly impacted and if there is no improvement in the next couple of days I may need to have an Xray to see if I have, in fact, broken it.  And, of course, because I am now limping, it is throwing my back out!

So, in all, I am physically feeling a bit of a wreck and definitely feeling every one of my 56+ years - lol!

Anyway, I hope that all is well with each and every one of you.

lots of hugs, 


17 comments:

Ariadne said...

I am sorry!Hope you will feel better soon!AriadnefromGreece!

KimM said...

Oh, Kaye! What are we going to do with you? take care and please, PLEASE keep us posted on your ankle (and back).
SSF
xxx

Vickie said...

Your chess set is gorgeous!
I am so sorry you are hurting Kaye. I am praying for you.♥
How is your dad?

Linda said...

Oh no Kaye. I hope its not broken. Love the chess set.

Linda

Daniela Bencúrová said...

Chess is very nice!
I am sorry that you have pain in the ankle: - ((((
We already have age when care should be taken :-)))
Pink hat I like :-)

Tiffany Pincombe said...

Yikes! I hope it's not broken.

Christine M said...

Hopefully it's not broken, Kaye. Take care of yourself. xx

Bea said...

Oh no Kaye, I'm so sorry you're hurting. I do hope your ankle is not broken. Take good care of you. Great ORTs for this month and what a fabulous chess set!

Maggee said...

So sorry you are all bunged up! I will say a prayer for healing for you!

Barb said...

Kaye, I hope you are much better soon. What a beautiful chess set!

Cath said...

Love the chess set. I have only just developed an interest in this period after watching Sons of Liberty on SBS (did you watch it?) normally I am Plantagenet/Tudor obsessed! Take care of that leg and back!

Margaret said...

I'm so sorry you are continuing to have tummy trouble and that you hurt your ankle. :( Hope you are back to normal soon and that you haven't broken your ankle. Yikes! Love that chess set you and your DH bought -- so so cool! Nice for the TUSAL report!

Kate said...

I'm so sorry about your digestive issues and your ankle :-( It's no fun to be down and out. I hope you mend soon. Great ort collection and wonderful chess set!

rosey175 said...

o no! I hope it's not broken though perhaps taking it easy will allot more time for stitching? It's the small things, right..? :)

That chess set is amazing. An Aussie bought an American event in England.(though I suppooose the British did play small part in that :b) It's such a small world. :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice ORTS! l wonder if you change history every time you play with the chess set?
Sorry to hear that you have been in the wars yourself. Get well soon.

Stitching Noni said...

Oh Kaye, I am so sorry to hear that you are not well at the moment.... the old saying it "never rains but it pours" works well for you the moment.... one thing after another!! I hate it when that happens... Hope you start to feel better soon and I fingers crossed that ankle is not broken...
Love that chess set! What an amazing reminder of your holiday :o)
Take care!
Hugs xx

Brigitte said...

Oh my, stumbling on some stairs sounds really dangerous. I hope that the ankle isn't broken. Same thing happened to me a couple of years ago when we were travelling through the US. And no, I didn't go and see a doctor back then, so my ankle is still somewhat thicker than the other one today.

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