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chocolatefuelled – Sue Tylcoat

My wife Sue passed away on Sunday. Please see

Thanks, Dave Tylcoat.


Posted by on 19/12/2013 in Uncategorized


Doing Alright

Apologies for the blog drought! We have spent this time between treatment enjoying ourselves!


We spent a few days in London.


We did quite a lot of shopping, and quite a lot of eating !


We also spent more time in Cornwall – we did a few days surfing, and a few days walking before the winter arrives!


The little village we usually stay in tends to close over winter, so that was probably our last visit this year.

Meanwhile, we have booked a week in Malta from Sunday 10th November! I’m very excited! Hubby lived there as a child so has insider knowledge! It should be fun – and warm!

Have a terrific Tuesday! 🙂

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Posted by on 04/11/2013 in Uncategorized


Catch Up

It’s been ages – how are you?

I’m doing fine thanks – all is going well and I’m plodding along nicely. I had a post-radiotherapy check up and apart from it being a bit weird, all was well. The X-ray showed good shrinkage of the tumour and it’s now about 3.5cm – great news! I saw a different doctor as our usual lady wasn’t well – the lady we saw was Spanish, which may or may not explain why she was a bit strange! I was hugged, kissed and even had my cheek grabbed and wobbled like a 3 year old!

Most strange!

Our next appointment is back with the head-honcho oncologist in early December, so we have planned some breaks away in the meantime.

We did a few days back in Cornwall.


Then last week we spent a few days in London.


Tea & cake at Fortum & Mason!




Finally got to ‘do’ Liberty’s too – lovely shop!


On Friday we have an apartment booked for a week in Cornwall, then we have a week booked in Malta – I’m looking forward to some warm weather!

Have a wonderful week!

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Posted by on 14/10/2013 in Uncategorized


Back Home

We had a wonderful week in Cornwall – but still it is nice to be home! Miss the view though!


I wish that was my permanent garden, but it is nice to borrow it for a while.

We did loads of walking – including all the way to the headland you can see above.


Along with some paddling!



Health-wise I have been well. Some of the climbs were a bit challenging, but I made all of them. I seem to have a bit of a cough now, but the doctor did say that was a possibility as the radiotherapy continues to work.

We have this week at home, and then see the doctor again on Monday next. It should be a routine check up to make sure I recover from the radiotherapy, then we get another appointment in a few weeks with a proper CT scan to see where we are.

In the mean time we have a further trip to Cornwall and one to London planned!

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

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Posted by on 23/09/2013 in Uncategorized



Yeah! Here is our view for the next week


Today has been sunny and warm – looking at the forecast I think we have been very optimistic bringing the surf boards! 🙂

A whole week here should set me up nicely for round 3 of chemotherapy next week.

Have a superb Saturday!

We spent yesterday cleaning the house and packing the car, followed by badminton. I made it through the hour of badminton but it was tough – my cold isn’t letting up and it has taken all my energy with it!

Today we drove down to Cornwall via Sainsbury’s to pick up supplies for the week. We unpacked and then walked around to the beach & Daymer Bay. Just beutiful


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Posted by on 08/03/2013 in Uncategorized


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Shopping & Coffee

Saturdays are probably my favourite days of the week! Today we got up late and then wandered into town for a spot of shopping.

We smooched around the shops for a while but it was really cold out today – even a few flurries of snow! Since starting chemo I have really felt the cold so we ducked into Nero’s and sat drinking coffee.

Second stop was Curry’s – looking for a new larder fridge to replace our rusting 10+ year-old one. They had a reasonable choice, but we decided to look around a bit before buying.

Then on to Sainsbury’s for the food shop – nothing exciting there then! Finally home for a now very late lunch. This afternoon has been spent sat on my backside watching the rugby. Lovely hubby made a fire!


This evening will be much the same!

Have a super Sunday!

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Posted by on 23/02/2013 in Uncategorized


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My Holiday in Pictures

I promised pictures – so here we are! A selected few to give you a flavour of our wonderful holiday.

Here’s me, in my dressing gown, watching the sea over my first coffee of the day. What a view!


This is a few paces later on the beach – an iconic view of the headland which we ran around on two of the days.


My absolute favourite views are sunsets and we had a couple of wonderful one’s – this photo has not be changed in any way – it was really like this.


See what I mean?


Here’s me at Port Quin at the start of our epic 6 mile walk doing my David Bailey impersonation!


The lovely village of Port Isaac (Port Wenn in the TV series Doc Martin):


One of the very many sets of steps on the cost path – I’m trudging!


Hubby – he’s off again! Another of the many sets of steps!


Surfers catch the last light of the day:


What a lovely holiday! I have over 350 pictures in total! Happy memories.


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