Hello - and where does the last Monday in February find me?
Admiring the gorgeous roses that Ruth gave me when we met up in Cambridge on Friday. Do you know Ruth? For those of you who don't, pop over to her blog where you can find all about her. I first 'met' Ruth when we were both part of a course run by Shimelle, called something like Blogging for Scrapbookers. We're going back about 10 years here! And although reading her lovely blog is part of my daily routine, even after all these years we had never met. So when she contacted me to say she was going to be in Cambridge over half term, I couldn't turn down the opportunity to meet her in real life. I am happy to report that she is as lovely in person as she is on her blog and I thoroughly enjoyed our time together, and I especially loved the fact that I was also able to meet her charming son!
So that really was the highlight of a week in which I received the surprising results of that blood test I had taken a while ago. Turns out that I am pre-diabetic and also have raised cholesterol. I guessed that the latter may have been the case, given my age and love of all things chocolate but I really didn't expect the first bit. I think (thought?) that I have a healthy diet, we never have 'fast food' and I always cook our meals from scratch at home, avoid processed foods, and try hard to get the '5 a day' fruit and veg into our meals. So I'm not sure really how I can make too many changes. I have an appointment with the diabetic nurse next week so I'll learn more then. In the meantime I'm trying to just limit the amount of carbs I eat in the hope that helps.
I started this post on a very happy note, so let's try and forget that worrying bit in the middle and end on another happy thought. We went to the Mini garage on Saturday and this little beauty will be mine by the beginning of March ...