A personal note from me

Hello, everyone.  I’ve been somewhat absent on this blog due to health reasons and graciously, Helen has been working extra hard to keep these pages ticking over (thank you so much, Helen).  I don’t usually divulge about my personal life on Just Nice Things but it’s reached the point where it means I have to take a back seat on commitments and put my health first.

I’m going to be fine but I have to endure taking some pretty strong drugs for the next few months, which wipes me out for days sometimes.  It is very frustrating and beyond my control especially as I miss blogging.  I set time aside at weekends to catch up on blogging but then I’m knocked out and unable to muster up the energy.  It’s amazing I make it into work five days a week!

Consequently I have cut back on social events, both for blogging and in my personal life.  The only blessing is it’s only short-term and I can’t grumble over that.  Having said that, I am doing my best to stick to every-day routines so I won’t be vanishing off Just Nice Things completely.

I have a backlog of unfinished reviews and photos to complete for blog posts, and hope you can all bear with me as I work at the speed of an old lady to get them done!  I promise I will…starting with one today.

Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for the kind words of support on Twitter and the emails many of you have sent me.  They’re the best medicine.




  1. 7th November 2011 / 12:54 PM

    Hi Sheenie

    I’m so sorry to hear that you’re unwell. I hope that you’re on the road to recovery and we’ll be hearing more from you soon.

    Take care,

    Andrea x

  2. 7th November 2011 / 1:38 PM

    I hope you get over this and feel better soon! Dont rush getting better.. take your time everyone will still be waiting for you xxxx

  3. Sheenie
    7th November 2011 / 3:12 PM

    Thank you, Andrea. xx I hate feeling like this and the side effects are menacing sometimes. Right now, I can’t wait to go home and dive under the duvet but am pleased to have cobbled one post so far…

  4. Sheenie
    7th November 2011 / 4:29 PM

    Ah, Tali – you gorgeous thing, you! Thank you for your kind words. I’m taking each day as it comes but not letting it take over my life totally. I need escapism! 😉 xxx

  5. 7th November 2011 / 5:58 PM

    Hope you are on the path to recovery soon Sheenie.

    Make sure you look after yourself, don’t push yourself too hard and make sure you have plenty time to relax and have some you time.

  6. 7th November 2011 / 7:33 PM

    Sheenie I’m so sorry to hear of your health problems. Just concentrate on getting well. I will put you in my prayers. God bless you & take care of yourself. Continue to get rest. It seems like you really need it. Love you & big hugs to you.

  7. 7th November 2011 / 11:39 PM

    You are a brave and strong lady and I really admire you for that (coming from the one who runs away when the going gets tough)
    You make sure you are taking care of yourself and concentrate all of your energy into your health. The blog posts can wait xx

  8. Sheenie
    8th November 2011 / 11:45 AM

    Thank you, Britny, Lucy and Georgia. I’ve never been ill or in hospital so it’s all been quite a shock to the system. I can’t say I am brave, just realised I have to face my fears if I want to be well again. Fortunately I’ve become used to it but hate feeling so redundant and can be stubborn in taking it easy. I will do my best! Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to post your words. xx

  9. 22nd November 2011 / 9:27 AM

    A bit belated, but nevertheless, best wishes for a full recovery, and for strength and perseverence while the treatment is ongoing!

  10. Sheenie
    22nd November 2011 / 10:47 PM

    Thank you very much, Andy. x

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