Hello everyone

Well that was January!  And why, you might have asked yourself, have I not written on this blog for a whole month? Hmmm. The thing is I had every intention to write as per usual for Frugal Fashion, and I also aimed to write a post for My Other Blog about the 31st January (Brexit) along the lines of ‘My Heart is Broken’.  Of course, I didn’t mean that literally, but gosh, how life can turn on the spin of a coin.

As you know I developed a cold on Christmas Day, and a couple of days later so did Mr F, and then both of us got secondary infections. Mr F got bronchitis, and me? Well, talk about a complete turnaround in one’s health – the virus attacked my heart!

I am being positive and to cut a long story short I have 2 cardio tests today and tomorrow and start meds Wednesday – more news as and when.  But I don’t have a lot of energy so I won’t be answering any of your comments for this blog.  Hoping to get back to normal at some point this month 🙂

And here’s to a return of this kind of pic over the coming year 🙂

With love

Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper



58 thoughts on “Hello again!

  • 3rd February 2020 at 9:31 am

    Get well soon both of you!

    • 3rd February 2020 at 10:32 pm

      Sending very best wishes to both of you for a speedy recovery.

      • 4th February 2020 at 8:08 am

        Sending you both all good wishes for a return to good health.

      • 6th February 2020 at 11:18 am

        Get well soon Penny and hubby too.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 9:40 am

    Hi Penny, do hope you get better soon. not a nice way to start the new year.

    • 3rd February 2020 at 11:52 am

      Hi Penny I hope you both feel much better soon. Will look forward to future posts when you are recovered.

      • 3rd February 2020 at 5:55 pm

        Wishing you both well soon.

    • 3rd February 2020 at 12:03 pm

      Dear Penny,

      I’ve missed you this month and have been hoping that you were ok. So sorry to hear that you’ve both been unwell, I hope your tests go well and that you and Mr. F are both back to full health soon.

      Take care of each other, best wishes Christie x

  • 3rd February 2020 at 9:50 am

    So sorry to read this and hope you are both feeling much better soon. x

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:00 am

    Dear Penny – all the luck for your tests… s**t happens as they say, but you will bounce back for sure. Look forward to your Frugal words of wisdom very soon. Petal

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:02 am

    Wishing you and Mr F a speedy a full recovery! Get well soon! 💐💐

    • 3rd February 2020 at 4:53 pm

      Feel better soon to you both 😊 take good care of yourselves ❣️

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:02 am

    Hope you’re soon feeling better……💐

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:05 am

    Get Well Soon! I really enjoy reading both of your blogs and look forward to hearing that you have made a full recovery.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:06 am

    So sorry to hear the start of 2020 was not good for you. Hope your tests go well, and that soon you are both walking along Brighton promenade with a spring in your step!

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:14 am

    So sorry the read of your heart issues Penny. As someone who has had heart issues of my own I can sympathise. It’s a shock to face the reality of one’s own mortality – we only have one heart. That shock can persist for a while. Have you been offered cardiac rehab? That changed my life and I still go twice a week over three years later. I’ve got a shape and muscles now 😁. Very best wishes for your recovery Penny.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:25 am

    Hello, Penny

    I knew you were upset about Brexit but this is going a tad too far! 😉 That virus has a lot to answer for but glad to hear the medics are on to it. Good luck with those tests, and thank you for taking the time to keep us in the picture.

    Here’s wishing you both all the very best. I’m sure everyone’s rooting for you. Just concentrate on getting better. That sea air will surely help!

    Zepherine x

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:26 am

    So sorry to hear the virus attacked your heart I do hope you get the all clear soon.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 10:40 am

    Hi Penny I’m sorry that you and Bill have been so poorly – I hope you feel better soon. Best wishes

  • 3rd February 2020 at 11:04 am

    Oh goodness Penny, I’m so sorry to hear you’ve been so poorly. My friend had a similar thing happen to her, but with the right meds and gentle exercise with healthy eating she made a full recovery so I have my fingers firmly crossed that the swift action of your medical centre you will soon be feeling a lot better. Take care x

  • 3rd February 2020 at 11:47 am

    Take good care, and get well soon!! xx 🌺🌺.
    We all miss you Penny, and your blog!!

    • 3rd February 2020 at 1:13 pm

      Here’s hoping you’ll be fighting fit again very soon Penny. I was thinking about you last Friday. We went to the Mary Quant exhibition at the V and A. Also the photography and the Cars. Took much the same photos as you I reckon. 😉 Don’t let Brexit get you down. Concentrate on getting better.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 11:54 am

    Get well soon.
    I always enjoy both blogs.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Wishing you all the best Penny.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 1:19 pm

    So very sorry to hear of your health problems. I had a strange feeling there was something wrong. I hope since you take such good care of yourself that this is going to be sorted out in the near future with no residual damage. Take time to recuperate and we will be waiting for your update and return. Do pamper yourself and listen to the doctors, as this is something that is not visible from the outside for others to see and you have to take care of your needs first. With love, Diane

    • 3rd February 2020 at 2:23 pm

      Get well soon Penny.
      I had noticed your absence.
      I too had a dreadful 5 week cough /cold,and received grave warnings from younger members of the family!
      What are these horrid viruses which abound?
      Look after yourself.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Get well soon!

    Love from Hilary

  • 3rd February 2020 at 2:30 pm

    So sorry to hear about your illness Penny. I had been wondering if you were not well.
    I do hope the tests go well and you will be returned to health soon.
    Take care of yourself

  • 3rd February 2020 at 2:48 pm

    Get well soon lovey!!! We are missing you dreadfully!!! oxoxox

    • 3rd February 2020 at 4:32 pm

      Missing you …. Thinking of you and sending lots of love. I’m able to undersrand exactly how you are feeling, take great care, and be sure to ‘listen to your body’ ! … Hope you are soon feeling much better. XX

  • 3rd February 2020 at 2:50 pm

    Get well soon. Forget Brexit it will only get worse and there is not a thing any of us can do about it.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 3:07 pm

    Get well soon Penny – take it easy and look after yourself

  • 3rd February 2020 at 3:16 pm

    Very best wishes for your recovery Penny. I missed your blogs and wondered if all was ok. I do hope all gets sorted out soon and that you make a full and speedy return to health.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Good heavens! I don’t usually comment on blogs, but this calls for a few words… Sending you heaps of get well wishes and positive thoughts. You will have so much to tell us once you are on the road to recovery!

  • 3rd February 2020 at 4:37 pm

    Hope you’re feeling better soon and make a full recovery, love reading your blogs 😊

  • 3rd February 2020 at 4:40 pm

    So sorry to hear about your health problems. Like many others I was also wondering whether you were unwell. My Christmas virus lasted a month but you have been much more unlucky!

    Looking forward to more of your very interesting blogs when you are feeling better.

    Very best wishes

  • 3rd February 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Dear Penny,
    So sorry that you’ve been poorly and sincerely hope your tests go well and that your melds kick I very quickly.
    Take care of yourself.
    Best wishes to you both.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 5:08 pm

    Do feel better! M
    y thoughts and prayers for successful recovery for you both.
    With Love, Kate

  • 3rd February 2020 at 6:22 pm

    Sending you and Mr F all my best wishes. I had wondered why we hadn’t heard from you for a wee while xx

  • 3rd February 2020 at 6:42 pm

    I missed you so much. Really sorry to hear that you have been ill. I hope you are both feeling better now x

  • 3rd February 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Sorry you’re both poorly.
    Drink lots of fluids.
    Eat little and often, as nutritionally as you can.
    More rest !!!

    Get well soon.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 9:11 pm

    Do hope you will be feeling better soon. Don’t rush back to ‘normal” life. Take your time and rest when needed 💐💐

  • 3rd February 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Have missed your words of wisdom and am so sorry to hear that you have been unwell. Wishing you a speedy recovery but in the meantime look after yourselves with lots of nutritious food no rest.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 9:13 pm

    I hope you will feel better soon Penny, give your body time to recover.

  • 3rd February 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Oh my goodness, Penny, I’m so sorry to hear this. Hope your tests go well and that you recover and of course Mr. FS, too!

  • 3rd February 2020 at 11:56 pm

    Please get well soon Penny.

  • 4th February 2020 at 12:30 am

    Dear Penny,
    I wondered why we hadn’t heard from you for such a long time. I missed your words of wisdom & your photos of your charity shop buys. I am so sorry to hear that you & Mr. F have had such a rotten start to the new year. I light a candle every morning while having my breakfast & I say a prayer for any of my family, friends or colleagues who are unwell or going through a tough time. I will include you & Mr. F in my prayer from tomorrow morning onwards. Every good wish that your tests go well & that you are back to your usual healthy self very soon.
    Regards from Fran XxxxxxxX

  • 4th February 2020 at 4:31 am

    Hello Penny, what a dreadful start to 2020 for you both. I sincerely hope the worst is behind you and xyour recovery will be speedy. Take care. xx

  • 4th February 2020 at 8:12 am

    Take your time to rest, recuperate and follow the advice from the health professionals. Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery x

  • 4th February 2020 at 12:01 pm

    Heartfelt best wishes Penny for you and Mr. F. I hope these issues are sorted out soon and you can return to your normal joie de vivre. I always admire the positivity that is conveyed in your posts.

  • 4th February 2020 at 1:31 pm

    I echo all the above and hope you and your husband will soon be feeling much better ! xx

  • 4th February 2020 at 3:19 pm

    So sorry you’re poorly. Just shows how quickly your life can be upset. Wishing you a full recovery and back to your old self xx

  • 4th February 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Love and positive thoughts, Penny, to you and Mr F. I hope you soon feel up to resuming your blogs, for your sake and ours! Judging by all the above you’re greatly missed. Jeanette xx

  • 5th February 2020 at 9:25 am

    So sorry to hear of your illness Penny. My best wishes for a speedy recovery for yourself and your husband. Doreen

  • 5th February 2020 at 12:40 pm

    Get well soon, Penny! (And Mr F too) xxx

  • 10th February 2020 at 7:05 pm

    Sending lots of positive thoughts your way Penny ( & to Mr F ) hope you are feeling much better soon. Spring is round the corner and hopefully you’ll be back on track with your health before you know it. Take care Karen xxx
    p.s. sorry I was a ‘leaver’ from the EU…..but hey ho, its great to have a variety of friends with different opinions…..one of my mothers close friends had the total opposite political view to her !!!

  • 15th February 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Very much hoping that the coming spring brings with it good health and renewed energy. Take care of yourselves.
    PS, I’m back blogging again – I missed it too much!

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