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I’m Melting!

It’s still hot! I just can’t believe how long this heat has gone on! I’m not complaining! Honest!

Yesterday we did the shopping, along the way we purchased two things – a lawn sprinkler (!) and a brand new Audi A1 car!!! Blimey! It won’t be delivered for 4 months, but how exciting is having a new car!

Today we pottered at home and then went for a hot stroll around RHS Rosemoor.

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It’s a beautiful place with a stunning rose garden.

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Oh, how I wish you could smell these!

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Mmmmm!

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Beautiful! It was do hot though – the car said 27.5 degrees in the shade! Tomorrow they are talking thundery showers – the garden will be happy!

Have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 21/07/2013 in Personal

 

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Catching Up!

Sorry I haven’t blogged this week – most of it has been spent waiting!

Tuesday we saw a new doctor – a very nice lady in charge of radiotherapy. She was remarkably positive and has organised a planning session, followed by 12 treatment days. All good news! We were told that the planning session would be booked and we would get a phone call – but it should be done by next Tuesday (a week away).

Hence the waiting! Still no phone call!

So, we did a bit of beach walking

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A bit of coffee drinking

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A bit of walking

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And a bit of gardening

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In between which, we checked the ansaphone!

Today we had a walk in the sunshine.

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Then sat and watched Andy Murray win Wimbledon! How exciting was that! 🙂

Hoping to get a call tomorrow – fingers crossed. It would be great to get the treatment started!

Have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 07/07/2013 in Personal

 

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Plodded!

Yesterday was damp & drizzly, so we decided to stay at home and do some cleaning! The dressers haven’t been cleaned in months!

It took all afternoon, but we now have sparkle!

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And shine.

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So nice not to look at dust!

Today we did some gardening – just a bit of tidying and weed pulling, but so nice to see the sun again.

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Pretty!

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Late afternoon we headed out for a plod – a bit more running and a bit less walking today. Go me! 🙂

Tomorrow is our big day with the oncologist to see the results of the CT scan. Fingers crossed!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

 
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Posted by on 17/06/2013 in Personal

 

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Nothing Much!

The past couple of days we have spent at home, mainly doing very little!

I have done a bit of gardening.

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I have also sat in the sun reading. I finished one Stephen King novel – the additional book as part of the Dark Tower series – I have read all the rest! Now I am half way through his 11.22.63 book. Love his writing!

We did get a walk yesterday as said hello to a few ladies out enjoying the sun too.

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They didn’t like us much and ran away to a safe distance and stared!

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Strange creatures!

Tomorrow we have an arts group meeting in the evening including a buffet dinner – should be fun!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 11/06/2013 in Personal

 

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Tidy Garden

Today has been spent watching men work! 🙂

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The garden guy’s came back today to put up the new fence they made for us. It looks fantastic!

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They have done an excellent job and an old broken down arch:

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Has turned into this:

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It’s taken them just 2 days and a million cups of tea and coffee – but what a difference!

In other news – I did very little again today, being confined to the house whilst the guys were working apart from a quick trip to the doctor for some more tablets and a quick chat about my progress with the chemo. He is very happy with how I am coping and is hopeful that the prognosis is better than originally thought! Go me!

Tomorrow I might go shopping!

Have a terrific Thursday!

 
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Posted by on 15/05/2013 in Personal

 

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Expertly Doing Nothing!

That’s three days in a row we have stayed home – must be a record! Yesterday the garden men arrived to pull down the archway that has very nearly fallen over.

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The plan is to get rid of it, tame the roses and fuchsia bushes, and put up a proper fence. Part one they did yesterday – gardening with a chainsaw is my kind of gardening! Part two of putting up fencing will happen tomorrow. Exciting times!

Today it has rained all day, and I have spent the day doing very little! We booked tickets for the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museums when we visit in three weeks, and I did hubby’s tax return online . I also amused myself watching the sheep in the field opposite – they are so cute!

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This one decided the new shoots on top of the hedge were worth climbing up for! She was not bothered by anything!

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So lovely!

Tomorrow may well be another day at home watching men put up fencing. I can think of worse activities!

Have a wonderful Wednesday !

 
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Posted by on 14/05/2013 in Personal

 

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Gardening

It was nice to see the sun again today, so finishing what we started in the garden yesterday was on the cards.

This morning we faffed about and I booked the airport parking for Amsterdam and did a bit of looking around for boat trips. The afternoon was spent getting the rest of the ivy off the workshop.

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It now needs some tlc and a pot of paint! I spent the rest of the time either making tea or shredding the evidence! Tomorrow we have a chappie coming to lay the hedge properly – never has our garden been so tidy! There is much more to do, but hopefully once it is done it will be easier to look after.

I hope it’s nice weather again tomorrow – we are on a roll!

Have a terrific Thursday!

 
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Posted by on 24/04/2013 in Personal

 

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Stuck In – Day Out

Yesterday it rain alllllll day. Pah! I did not leave the house! I spent the day cooking and plotting! After seeing a programme on the reopening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, hubby and I decided it would be nice to go, so I did some research.

At the end of the day I had found a flight from Exeter and a nice 4 star hotel just outside of the city. I was a bit concerned about booking for early June as my last chemo is due on 21st May and we have no timetable from the doctor beyond that. With a sensible hat on, we decided not to book but to wait until I had spoken to the specialist nurse at the hospital to try and get some indication as to what happens after chemo.

This morning I rang that lovely nurse and she said nothing would happen during the 3 weeks after the last chemo, so I was fine to book it for the week of 3rd June. Yeah! 🙂

I booked flights and a three night stay!

We are going to Amsterdam!

Following that we spent the rest of the day in the garden de-ivy-ing the workshop!

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I now have a huge pile of stuff to shred !

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That’s tomorrow sorted for me!

Have a wicked Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 23/04/2013 in Personal

 

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Miles

Oh well – that warm sun didn’t hang around long did it? Today there have been the odd sunny bits, but mainly cold, windy and cloudy.

We started this morning with a spot of gardening and hubby put the finishing touches to his latest creation.

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This fabulous object is now in pride of place outside the front of the house. I do hope it makes everyone smile!

After lunch we ventured out for a walk – longer than usual we took a different circuit – 3.25 miles done.

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Lots of sheep and cows to say hello to – flipping freezing though!

Home and I spent the rest of the afternoon doing dinner – roast beef and all the trimmings. Lovely !

Tomorrow we start round 4 of chemotherapy with a trip to the hospital for blood tests before chemo on Tuesday. As we are heading to town – there may be shopping involved! 🙂

Have a magical Monday !

 
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Posted by on 07/04/2013 in Personal

 

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The Garden Family

Yesterday I said we had a new addition to our family – I’ve been out this morning with the new camera so I can show you the guy’s and the flowers around them.

Mr Gremlin

Mr Gremlin

This is Mr Gremlin – he’s lived here for a few years now and his main job is to scare away foreign cats that come to torment the birds!

And this is Derek – our latest addition – isn’t he cute?Derek
His job is to look after the water bowls that are out for the birds, but also used by the aforementioned cats!
He needs a bit more training, and he hasn’t quite got that “angry” look yet, but he’s learning!

The rest of the garden is alive with wildlife and colour – here’s a selection to brighten up my blog!

Bee
HoverFly

HoverFly

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Flower

Flower

 
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Posted by on 21/07/2011 in Personal

 

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