Thursday 31 January 2019


My oncologist appointment didnt go quite as planned.
The doctor has a few concerns so I have to go see a gynecologist,
have a scan of my chest, stomach and pelvis and have more blood tests.
Im sure theres nothing drastically wrong..
but whatever they find I know we will get through it...

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Tuesday 29 January 2019

A Gentle Reminder...

Its coming up to the one year anniversary of my remission from Ovarian Cancer. I still have tests every three months to make sure its staying away. I still dont understand how I can still get OC when I dont have any ovaries...but  I will let that one

I notice my social media news feed always has posts encouraging ladies to have cervical smears. They are really important but I just want to remind you ladies....A SMEAR TEST DOES NOT DETECT OVARIAN CANCER!! You have to look for its symptoms. Its called the 'Silent Killer' as many dont get diognosed until stage 4..and then it's usually too late. I was lucky...I was stage three when I was told I had cancer.. My doctor had missed it and had been treating me for divaticulitis. Not his fault...the symptoms are the same as advanced stage OC. Its only when the pain became horrendous and I started to bleed did they find my tumour which was bigger than a baseball. Surgery and chemo kicked it to the curb... and I thank God every day for His blessing! 

Ladies...dont be afraid to ask questions when you go for your smear test.... if you have any concerns see your doctor (you KNOW when your body dosnt feel right) and please please get regular mammograms! 

You only have one life... dont lose it 

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x 

Monday 28 January 2019

What's For Dinner ~ Meal Plan Monday

Its that time again... the week where I have the dreaded blood tests before visit with my oncologist on Friday to make sure the the cancer is staying away. Over the last couple of years I have had so many needles Im surprised I dont spray water when I drink..(flash back to an old Tom and Jerry episode!!) And I will never get used to them! Next week I see my oncology surgeon.. and all being well.. that will be it for three months

Ths week I am also helping to make the decorations for next weeks Married Couples Valentine Dinner at church... and on Thursday we finish our study of "Jesus in the Old Testament" Next week we start a new study by Maureen Schaffer. "Women Jesus Encountered" Im looking forward to it

So.. meals this week are quick and easy... chicken and vegetable based.. with of course.. hubbys favourite Breakfast for Dinner mid week

Have a great week...and here's what 's on the menus

Weekly Plan - 28th January 2019
Monday              Chicken in Mushroom Sauce, Baby Potatoes, Corn

Tuesday              Chicken Burritos

Wednesday         Breakfast for Dinner including Hash Browns and gravy

Thursday            Grilled Ham and Pineapple, Baked Potato

Vegetable Curry, Basmati Rice

Saturday             Dinner Out with Hubby

Sunday                Mac and Cheese, with Spinach, Ham and Mushrooms

Saturday 26 January 2019

Knots of Love....

I love the fourth Saturday of the month
Its the day we meet at church for 'Knots of Love"
to make quilts for the sick and newborns
Its a wonderful time for Fellowship...
and of course... Im a Fabricholic.. so Im in my element

It was also a lovely way to round up a productive "Heart' stitching week at home..
where I completed a 'Love Heart" ...
and an Ivory Lace  Hand Beaded Heart...

Time to cut some more fabric for next week

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Friday 25 January 2019

Early Spring???

 It was such a lovely morning.. I decided to walk home from our Ladies Bible Study
It was wonderful surprise to see so many beautiful flowers in January
and it really lifted my spirits
Has Spring come early??

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Short Story.....

Once upon a time... 
there was an adorable little deer... 
who just loved to read...
and she lived happily ever after
The End!

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Tuesday 22 January 2019


Did anyone watch the Lunar Elcipse on Sunday night... and gasp at the Blood Moon. I did... and was in awe at Gods masterpiece. I tried to take a photo.. but it came out a bit fuzzy.
I have noticed on my walks the last couple of mornings,  
that the moon has been much brighter and clearer
and seems to be much bigger
And makes it look later than 5.30
Did you manage to take any good pics? 

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Monday 21 January 2019

Whats For Dinner? ~ Meal Plan Monday

Another weekly Dinner plan done. Meal planning isnt for everyone but it really helps me. Its not set in stone so the meals can be moved around.. but its a good guide. It helps that I have a written list when I go shopping... and therefore helps us to keep within a budget. It also helps that I know what we are eating and to get things out of the freezer in time to defrost. It also helps that if..on the rare occasion hubby wants to have input... I can cook something he fancies. Or on an even rarer occasion... he goes shopping..he dosnt come back with an extra bag of chips and peanuts and 'forgets' the veggies. Now thats a HUGE help

So here's this weeks offering.... I hope it helps (winks)

Weekly Plan - 21st January 2019
Monday              Chicken Stir Fry

Tuesday              Chicken Tacos

Wednesday        Breakfast for Dinner including O'Brien Potatoes

Thursday           Chunky Vegetable Soup

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

Saturday            Dinner Out with Hubby

Sunday               Celery Soup, Home made Bread

Saturday 19 January 2019

Sweet Stitching...

Having a week of heavy rain hasnt bothered me at all. It meant I could stay at home.. get a couple of well needed chores done... and spend a couple hours every afternoon with a classic movie and a spot of stitching for my Etsy shop. 
This week I have been working on my Bambi collection... which are in different stages of completion. I have made the ribbon rosebuds myself as I wanted blue 'leaves'...I think they work.

I think they are quite sweet.. if I may say so myself... and will be in my shop next week

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x

Friday 18 January 2019

Thursday 17 January 2019


At  last.... the Lord has blessed us with heavy rain...
and its going to last a few days
The plants love it....

and so do I

Love and Hugs 
Phoebe x

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Where Has The Time Gone??

Its hard to believe that this little cutie is 10 months old today.
 It was a complete privilege to be present when she came into the world
 and its an utter joy watching her grow into a happy, smart and cheeky little girl
Although..I'm not sure shes that happy getting older..

Nana absolutely understands that feeling very well Baby Girl

Love and Hugs
Phoebe x