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Lazy Weekend

Hello!

Oh – how I have enjoyed no radiotherapy! My head is very grateful. It itches like crazy and my whole forehead is almost red raw – but it is getting better!

Yesterday we did a spot of lazy shopping then I did a lot of lazy watching of the athletics – good old Mo! 🙂

Today we spent the morning faffing and stuff – I picked the rhubarb and stewed it before stirring in some strawberries to make a lovely compote. This afternoon I shifted my posterior and we went for a walk whilst the lamb roasted.

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I rubbed the lamb with crushed garlic and rosemary in olive oil, added some water and tightly covered in foil. It sat in the oven for three hours!

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My fav shot is a puddle shot of the beacon:

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Spooky!

Eating was quite painful – well – swallowing is, so I ate modestly. I may raid the ice cream later!

Now I am back on the sofa watching the athletics again. Joy!

Back on it tomorrow – my last 5 days of radiotherapy to the chest. I’m counting down the days.

I hope you have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 11/08/2013 in Personal

 

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Staying In & The Week Ahead

Today we have spent the whole day pottering about at home. Made a lovely change after running about in Amsterdam!

This morning I did the accounts and bits in the office until lunch. I had a bit of toast with my favourite Jarlesberg cheese for lunch, then we headed out for a walk.

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We did 3.5 miles around the lanes in the sunshine, stopping only to admire the hedgerow plants.

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Lovely to see the foxgloves starting to flower too.

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After getting home we sat and enjoyed tea in the garden before doing a bit of weeding and more pottering around the garden. I did slow roast lamb and roast vegetables for dinner and now I am glued to the sofa ready to watch the Canadian F1 Grand Prix.

Next week is scan week – I have my CT scan on Thursday and then see the oncologist a week on Tuesday when we find out how things are going. All fingers are firmly crossed for good news!

Have a merry Monday!

 
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Posted by on 09/06/2013 in Personal

 

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Done!

Before:

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After:

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Yeah! 🙂

This morning we finished all the painting, so this little project is now done. Phew!

After lunch we did our usual around-the-block walk and spent most of it saying hello to sheep!

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It wasn’t hot, but a pleasant enough day.

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It hasn’t rained – yet!

Tomorrow it is hospital for blood tests followed by town for a spot of shopping and a bucket of coffee!

Have a magical Monday!

 
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Posted by on 28/04/2013 in Personal

 

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Sedentary Sunday

I seem to have been busy all day, but I have actually done nothing!

We got up late, had soup for lunch and then ventured out – flipping cold! Everything is still frozen and there are some lovely icicles hanging from the thatched roofs in the village.

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Grey again too, it would be really really nice to see some sun. Oh well!

Working at home tomorrow, so thankfully I don’t have to negotiate slippery roads. What ever you are doing – stay safe & warm!

Have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 20/01/2013 in Personal

 

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Atchoo!

I have a cold! If I was a bloke – it would be flu! I have snuffled and sneezed my way through the day. To add insult to injury, the antibiotics have upset my tummy! Oh dear – what a state!

Despite my battered state I spent the morning out in the garden clearing out gutters that the birds have filled with moss from the roof! It’s wonderful stuff – all splodgy! We have gained a stream flowing down our garden path too:

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It seems to be flowing from a hole in the little wall from the church yard behind us. It’s flowing down into the conservatory and down a drain. Happily no damage is being done. Unlike lots of houses that have been flooded in and around Devon & Cornwall. I have just watched the news and a helicopter and boat rescue of a lady swept down flood water not three miles from here. Scary stuff.

I did garlic and rosemary rubbed roast lamb for dinner with roast veg – it looked fabulous but I couldn’t taste a thing! Shame. Hopefully my cold is on it’s way out and I will be better tomorrow.

On the cards for tomorrow – pick up contact lenses, pick up turkey, hibernate!

Have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 23/12/2012 in Personal

 

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Ready!

I can happily report we are ready for Christmas!

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The tree is up and decorated,

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The lights are lit,

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Stockings at the ready! 🙂

My favourite is this little chap:

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He is so cute! He reacts to noise and whistles a few lines of carols, nodding his head and flapping his wings and tail – completely naff, but makes me laugh every time!

In between house decorating we had a quick lunch of soup and then headed out for a walk around the block – making hay whilst the sun shone!

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Cracking day – warm even!

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We topped the day off with roast lamb and roast vegetables – so tasty and I am now very full!

After our lovely at home day today it’s back to work tomorrow.

Have a marvellous Monday!

 
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Posted by on 16/12/2012 in Personal

 

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Results

Brrr – quite a frost today but a beautiful blue sky day. Unfortunately appointments meant that we didn’t get our walk today.

I worked at home today, so emails all sorted and prep done for meetings tomorrow. Lunch was soup and a roll – fast becoming my go-to lunch. This afternoon I drove over to the main Health Centre to see my doctor to get the results of blood tests and chest X-ray. Happily no bad news, but the X-ray did show what the specialist thinks is an infection. The blood tests were fine.

Next step is to see how the antibiotics go, then decide whether to do a follow up X-ray, or go for an MRI to see if there are any changes. The doctor is thinking that an MRI would be preferable so next week I am having more blood tests to check my liver function – evidently this has to be done as the MRI involves injecting die and the body has to be capable of processing it.

So – two more appointments next week – Wednesday blood tests, Friday with the doctor to discuss what next. I’m happy that they are not giving up on me!

Dinner was fabulous! I did the leg of lamb, rubbed with a mix of garlic, rosemary and olive oil and cooked in an inch of water, under foil for 4 hours! I did a tray of roasted veg to go with it. It was so good! I’m a bit full now! 🙂

Tomorrow I am back in the office so a nice early start! Have a tiptop Tuesday!

 
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Posted by on 10/12/2012 in Personal

 

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Singing a Happy Song

Hello! Yesterday was choir practice – hence no blog! I worked at home, then went to have a sing-song. Had a brilliant time – I do love a good sing-song!

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Lovely lady in charge, and a very friendly group of people.

Today I had to go into the office. Bad! Nero’s coffee for breakfast then straight into meetings. I took a bit of time out at lunch to book cinema tickets to see James Bond on Friday (excited!) and then booked a table at a restaurant for dinner afterwards. Now I have a lovely night out to look forward to!

A quick walk around the grounds at lunch.

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Then back to meetings. Hubby made dinner – a lovely lamb casserole which I managed to eat far too much of.

Tomorrow I’m home, so maybe a little run/walk may be on the cards!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

 
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Posted by on 23/10/2012 in Personal

 

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Ouch! Ooch! Argh!

Those were the noises I made as I tried to run tonight! 🙂

I worked at home today, so had a good productive morning before a lovely big bowl of soup for lunch. More work this afternoon and then out between the showers.

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It was wet – and muddy!

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I hurt – I hurt even before we set off! Our first attempt at running since February was on Sunday. I had hoped to be over it by now – but noooo! My legs are so sore and my (lack of) core hurt too. I muttered my way around at a gentle plod/walk combo.

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Nice out though – if a bit chilly. I ache even more now, but it has to be good for you doesn’t it? I really hope it gets easier! Losing weight would help and that is a kind of chicken and egg situation – the running should help me lose weight and therefore find running a little bit easier. Please!

Dinner has been a Cypriot dish – Slow cooked lamb wrapped in herbs and then in foil, served with salad. Very yummy!

Tomorrow I am home again – but being Thursday it is Badminton night. OMG – I may never walk again!

Have a terrific Thursday.

 
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Posted by on 17/10/2012 in Personal

 

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End of the Games

So sad that tonight is the Closing Ceremony of the Olympics – what will I do every night now? I watched the men’s marathon this morning – amazing runners especially in the heat. Not forgetting Mo Farah last night! What a magnificent performance and a hugely deserved second gold medal!

All I could muster today was a short 2.26 mile walk/run!

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The clouds threatened but the rain stayed off – humid though!

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I wonder what they are going to plant in this field?

Dinner tonight was roast lamb with sage & rosemary and served with cabbage, carrots and broccoli.

Oh – and good news! I lost a pound last week! Go me! 🙂 Maybe this fasting will work.

Tomorrow I am back to work and back to two days training – so a nice way to ease myself back!

Have a marvellous Monday.

 
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Posted by on 12/08/2012 in Personal

 

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