UPDATE : 23 March 2020

A Note From Marie

To my fellow bloggers I am sending my first bulletin regarding my situation, health-wise.

I deeply appreciate the good wishes you have sent me and it is touching to know I'm not forgotten. I have had a very illness-free life so it was a surprise when I had a life-threatening medical emergency necessitating surgery followed by two months in hospital and another 4-5 months under the care of a hospital-in-the-home service. I am improving from day to day. I am pleased to report that I have regained strength in walking (now without aids) and I am becoming more independent and almost well enough to cope with living alone.

My daughter saved my life in so many ways. She refused to give up on me and she nagged and bullied (in the nicest possible way)and persuaded me to believe the fight was worth fighting. She lives in the same street only a minute or two away if help is needed.

My problems melt into insignificance with the pandemic now affecting the lives of every person living on the planet. I wish you all a safe journey through the mayhem of life changing rules and the attack on the economy.

A big thank you to all of you for your thoughtfulness and good wishes.

From Marie aka Ozstuff

Wednesday, 1 January 2020


Our theme for this week as we go into the New Year is GRATITUDE.

Be creative and enjoy!

And from the three Muses may we wish you a very happy and healthy New Year and thank you for participating in our challenges over the year.  It's much appreciated!

Note : Bev and I have received some very good news regarding Marie's recuperation. As you know she was taken very ill in August but slowly over the months and with much determination on her part she has tackled many hurdles to begin to regain her health. It's unlikely we will see her back on the challenges for some time yet but I am thrilled to say she is making enormous strides towards regaining her full health. 

Please keep her in your thoughts.


  1. Prayers for Marie's continued recovery.

  2. My gratitude statement is on my blog HERE

  3. Best wishes to Marie and all of you for a wonderful 2020.


  4. Happy New Year to everyone!
    So good to hear that Mary well be on a good way. She is in my mind.
    For this week theme my entry is here
    TFL & grretings Katrin

  5. I send Marie my best wishes hoping she will recover soon.
    My gratitude you can readHERE.

  6. Sorry, I set a wrong link, new one is HERE.

  7. happy new year! here is my entry: https://artfromthewell.blogspot.com/2020/01/grateful-for-hope.html xo

  8. Happy New Year ! my page https://www.lisakcreativelife.com/2020/01/gratitude.html

  9. Happy New Year to you all.
    My link is https://jolandasblogs.blogspot.com/2020/01/love-is-in-air.html
    You might think what the gratitude is on the spread. The numbers are the dates of birth of my husband, my 2 children and myself. The gratitude about is that I (and my hubby) still can enjoy life with the children. We are both cancer patients but treatment worked well.
    Jolanda xxx