Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Wednesday 24 February 2010

Am still alive!

Dear friends!

I am touched by all your concern and am apologetic at worrying you all so much...

The foot is actually much improved...and the giddyness is something I have had before...not for a few years, but I got viral labarynthitis about 7 years ago and was very ill ( possibly as a side effect of meningitis, but no tests were done so am not sure...)

I was very ill with it though and spent 4 weeks bed bound in a darkened room, looking at a blank wall and taking lots of very nasty drugs.....not fun!

I had several bouts of it again over the next 4 years...and I rather suspect it has come back. I am still prone to dizzy spells if I get ear infections or sinus problem....I have an ear ache at the moment and a one sided sore throat so I rather suspect that is what is causing all this drama...

IF I still feel like this tomorrow ( or if I get worse tonight ..eeek!) I promise I WILL get to a GP/ Emergency room etc...although if I am worse I think they will have to come to me...

Seriously the foot is improving and is just a small amount painful now...I managed to sort out the pus etc on Sat and get it open and draining (sorry if that is tmi! and yes it did bloddy hurt...) and YES I have sloshed a lot of lavender on it, soaked it in hot Epsom salt baths ( even better than salt!) etc etc .

seriously I PROMISE I have no more desire to be ill, that you want me to be...!


  1. Hope you get to the doctors hun, if anything it will give you peace of mind. ((((HUGS))))

  2. I do hope you feel better soon. I understand how you feel my DH has the same problem and like you has to spend weeks not moving.


  3. Hope you go to the doctors, so you can feel better soon ;0)


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