A combination of cream or white and black has long been a Summer favourite of mine. Last week for my trip to Hobart I paired this cream blouse from Victoria & Wood (from a few seasons ago) with my Moyuru check skirt, I rather liked the way the different shapes worked together. The blouse is both cotton and made in Australia , always a plus in my book. Today’s accessories , except the Preen sunnies, are all thrift shop finds collected over many years.
Now for my cautionary tale, it is a health related one. For the past couple of years I had been suffering from a shortness of breath on exertion , the symptoms coming on every Spring and I was pretty certain it was related to allergies. Last year after some non-conclusive testing my doctor decided I had lung disease (of a life threatening type) and prescribed medication,without providing me with full information. I wasn’t happy with the side affects, sore throat, hoarse voice , etc. , with very little benefit , so I stopped using it. The symptoms returned last Spring again and as we were about to go away I resumed the meds. Long story short , different season in Europe so no problems at all only to return when I returned home. This to me confirmed my own gut instincts that it was seasonal asthma (I was asthmatic as a child) but my doctor was not of the same mind.
After some soul searching I changed doctors and have had numerous tests and guess what I have seasonal asthma.
Why didn’t I change sooner , loyalty and a sense of gratitude for my previous doctor, she diagnosed my little girl’s brain tumour all those years ago.
My cautionary tale is this, you know your own body , in my case I have lived with it for 65 years, seek a second opinion and move on if the time is right.
Peering into the future , actually a workshop which is part of our old rail yards, now operating as a Museum . Friends , I need some feedback as to where to take my blog moving forward. I feel a bit stuck at present and would welcome any ideas on content , style, etc. I really don’t want to stop blogging as I do enjoy it and believe there is a place for 60+bloggers in the real world. I would be so appreciative of any suggestions.
Joining Patti for Visible Monday, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Nancy for Fashion Friday Link Up and Mica at Away from the Blue.