This was really a month of two halves. I love taking part in Blogtober and had a lot planned. But as we all know, things don’t always go to plan. And now, on Halloween, I can confirm that October 2022 was a month of Horror!
First half of October 2022
I started well, following the prompts as best as I could. To start the month instead of writing 10 things about me I did my usual monthly chronic illness round-up post. I have a very rare condition and it helps to raise awareness of the problems it can cause and how I deal with life. The second prompts was books, which is great because I love reading (or listening) and I run a monthly book club over on my other blog.
The What Are You Scared of prompt gave me the opportunity to feature a fabulous podcast (Which is just beginning a new series) The Magnus Archives. It has lots of spooky stories brought together by a common link, fear. Are you brave enough to listen. (It starts quite tame but gets incredibly scary later on!)
Then I presented an older post for a really easy and incredibly tasty recipe which is a big favourite of my entire family (And it’s very rare that we all eat the same) Here’s my comfort food recipe for Karaage.
For Halloween events in my area I presented an older post for a fabulous farm nearby that does some fantastic Halloween events that we have often taken part in. The Pumpkin Parlour at Beckett’s Farm.
The Second Half of October 2022
The second half of October was a nightmare. On 12th October, my husband, Graham had a heart attack. We waited for 2 hours for an ambulance…yes, for a heart attack.. and he was admitted and fitted with two stents. Thankfully, he made a good recovery and came home a few days later.
Then The Little Man and myself were really sick all night which was no fun. But that was just the start as we all started to test positive for Covid. I was so worried about Graham having just had a heart attack but thankfully he was only poorly for a few days. It seems that he had brought the virus home from his hospital stay.
The Little Man was poorly for a couple of days and then started to feel better again. We had lots of snuggles and watched some television together. (Theodosia and Enola Holmes, both really good.)
I felt like I’d been hit by a bus, or a lorry, or maybe even a train. I put my test result on the Covid app and was called by 111 straight away. The next day I was in hospital having infusions to treat the Covid symptoms. This was given to me because I am considered Clinically Extremely Vulnerable. It really helped me turn a corner. I could actually breathe again!
So now we are on the last week of Blogtober 22 and my plans have gone down the drain. (Don’t go near the drain! A warning for anyone watching IT this Halloween 🙂 )
I managed a bit of a comeback with my Bargain Halloween Costumes. But I haven’t been well enough to keep up with everything.
I couldn’t leave without a final October round up post though. See you all next year for Blogtober 23.