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Friday, 24 August 2012

Shingles and a short break.

Lovely Bruges

Exquisite chocolate shop coffee

Paschendale cemetry very moving in the evening light.
 Hi there blog friends. Just a short post today. I have been rather ill with shingles. It comes from the chicken pox virus, which lays dormant in your bod until something triggers its return? I must say it has been a scary experience, because I had this in my eye and just above, and it was painful and frightening, to see my face swell up like that! I'm going to put a photo of my ugly mug below, so those with a nervous disposition look away now!!
In the midst of this we had a trip to Bruges planned, so the pretty pictures are up here. Bruges is a very beautiful place, with oodles of chocolate shops and pretty buildings. It was a relaxing sort of break, although the train travel on the Eurostar was quite lengthy, I just slept through a lot of it. We paid a visit to Ypres and the cemetry at Paschendale, along with 2 Canadian dwellers and an Irish couple. It was a very moving trip, quite humbling really. If you intend to leave now, before looking at my face below. bye for now and see you soon :)))))
Menin Gate Ypres, the last post is played here EVERY night!

Warning, below is my ugly mug all swollen and painful.(tried to make it small) I am getting much better now. Just got some weird tugging sensations above my eye and it's all quite numb, I think the nerve ends took a battering, quite like my face. I'm hoping the feeling comes back very soon. See you all again soon, with something lovely and arty to look at! :)



  1. Oh my goodness; You poor thing! They keep playing a warning commercial on t.v. here about "anyone who had chicken pox can get shingles!"
    (if they are trying to scare me, it's working...)
    I've heard it's a very painful experience... and around your eye no less ~
    Sending very best wishes for a speedy return to a shingle free world! (aside from the ones on your roof of course, which is where shingles SHOULD be!)

  2. Thanks Mel, I've heard of a few people with it here, but maybe that's because I've got it? they had it on the main radio sation too? I'm just hoping all the feeling comes back soon, it's weird. I agree shingles should only be on the roof:)))

  3. oh that looks sore! hope your poor eye is feeling better!


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