Here I am, a couple of days out from the Shepparton Craft Alive show, and I have been diagnosed with Shingles – on the face!

I have been rushed off to have my eyes checked for infections as there is a risk of the optic nerve being affected resulting in blindness in the worst case. I am taking the nasty anti viral drugs – having been reduced to a batch of numbers within the Health system’s approval process and I am fighting off the nastiest of headaches.

Whether I make it to Shepparton is not known at this point – but if I do get there, don’t expect any kisses or hugs from me even if you happen to be my very best friend!