Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


Thanks to you all for your concern and good wishes for my Kenny. He is getting to know some of the names I bandy around when telling him who said what on their blogs, and when I told him about the messages you've left, he was touched to think that people around the world would say such nice things to someone they don't know and will never meet. Bloggers are like that though, aren't we? ;-)

The Austin Hospital is only a few blocks from the aged care hostel where Ken's mum is living. We visited her tonight and told her Ken will be at the hospital tomorrow, around the corner from her. She asked if she could come with me and sit at his bedside until he wakes up after the implant. We gently persuaded her not to do this, as much as we appreciated her concern, so she grabbed his hand and held on tightly until we left to go home. I promised I would come and see her as soon as I was sure Ken would be okay, and she was happy with that.

If you've read this far, you might be wondering what the OOPs is all about. Well, it was this:-

I decided to run a bath for myself last night, and turned the taps on while I finished what I was doing on here. I'm sure you can guess the rest...I got sidetracked on somebody's blog and forgot about the bath. When I remembered, it has just got to the very top, and would have started to overflow on to the floor if I hadn't turned off the taps right then. In years gone by when we weren't in a drought, I'd often run baths nearly full, and luxuriate in them for hours. Last night I think I must have emptied the whole bloody hot water tank in there, as it was far too hot to get into, so I had to wait another half hour for it to cool down enough to get in. Mind you, once I was in there, it was heaven!

And before I finish this post, I couldn't resist taking these photos of Topsy in her bed (the bed she sleeps in when she's not on OUR bed). Ken says she has outgrown this cushion, but she spends a lot of time up there, even though her paws overflow the edges!


Blogger FredaB said...

You were lucky me dear that you caught it in time. I know I get on here for 1/2 an hour and the next thing you know half the night is gone.

That was touching about Ken's Mom. I guess you are always a Mother no matter how old and always want to be with your child. Let us know rightaway how he is. I guess by now with the time change he would be finished. Keeping my fingers crossed all went well.

Hug him from FredaB.

Thursday, 06 May, 2010  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Thanks Freda. I just went in to give him a "Freda" hug but he is still too sore for hugs, so I kissed him instead. He said to thank you very much!

Friday, 07 May, 2010  

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