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London Trip

We had a lovely few days in London!


We spent half our time shopping, and half ‘doing’ art galleries! We started Tuesday afternoon at the National Portrait Gallery and seeing the Laura Knight exhibition. She was an incredibly talented lady – I enjoyed all of her work.

And cake!


There is a new occupant of the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square too –



So, Wednesday we went to the Tate to see the Lowry exhibition. Nice – but I didn’t think anything was spectacular though. Along with entry to Lowry, we got entry to see Patrick Caufield too. Not someone I was familiar with, but some of his work blew me away! Stunning stuff! I was very very impressed and it certainly made up for being disappointed at Lowry!

Wednesday was also the day I rang the Radiographers at my hospital to see if they could give me some tips on eating and drinking. It is really painful to do either and I just eat and drink tiny amounts. The doc I spoke to said I should go to the nearest hospital and get admitted! The ‘do not pass go’ type instruction was ignored – sorry Doc! No way I’m spending time in hospital in London. I bought water and started sipping.

And went shopping!


Mmm! How much?!?


Fed some squirrels too!


Thursday we had just half a day – we did some wandering, had cake at the National Gallery and found Harrods! They do great chocolate – which I bought (naturally!) for when I can eat again.

Do you take eating and drinking for granted? I used to! My advice – don’t! Enjoy every mouthful – you should appreciate this amazing opportunity to refuel. I can’t wait to get a bit better and be able to eat more than one morsel at a time and drink a whole cup of tea! 🙂

One last picture – we happened upon the changing of the guard on the way to Trafalgar Square – it was raining. Poor guys – they looked so shiny!


Back home and back into a routine now. Have a superb Saturday!

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Posted by on 23/08/2013 in Personal


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On The Road

In two ways –

1. On the road …. To recovery &
2. On the road …. To London!

The weekend was pretty evil – the radiologists did say things would get worse before it gets better. The were right! My list includes permanent indigestion, a tennis ball in my throat, nausea, dizziness. That’s enough! 🙂

I have managed to sip tea and eat very small amounts of food. I made some broccoli soup for lunches and added some grated cheddar for protein and soggy croutons for carbs. I’m doing my best in quite difficult circumstances.

Things, as they say, can only get better!

Today we spent a short time in town – I nearly drank a whole cup of coffee!


We have also planned & packed – we are going to London tomorrow for a three day trip! It’s going to be fun! Apart from the fact that I have to be up at 6.30am – which is about 4 hours before I’ve been getting up this weekend! 🙂

I may be grumpy!

Have a terrific Tuesday!


Posted by on 19/08/2013 in Personal


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Home Again

Sorry I didn’t get to post yesterday – it was busy! I have had a good couple of days at the work conference, and enjoyed a couple of nights out in London.


Yesterday we ran from the conference to the Tate to get a look at the Pre-Raphaelite exhibition – some amazing pictures! We then did a quick whizz around a couple of other rooms in the gallery – lovely!


Then we walked along the river, across Westminster Bridge & along the South Bank. We had dinner at Pizza Express (great food) and then walked some more.


Mainly in the dark!


This morning it was more conference until lunch and then a long walk through the parks to Paddington. Along the way we fed the squirrels! Just adorable.

Two and a half hours on the train and an hours drive later we are home. You can’t get any more different! Here it is silent and green. Phew!

Tonight we are playing badminton! It will be a poor excuse after all the walking we have done and I am really tired now and we haven’t started yet!

Have a lovely evening and fabulous Friday.

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Posted by on 04/10/2012 in Personal


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In London

We have spent most of the day travelling, but we are here – and it’s raining!


A short post from me as I’m on a half hour free wifi!


Fed the squirrels though! 🙂


And got a nice walk through the park.

Conference tomorrow so busy times ahead!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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Posted by on 02/10/2012 in Personal


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I have spent 90% of the day travelling – so tiring and dirty!

My day started before 6am and I was in the car driving to the train station by 6.39am. It’s an hour drive to the station, park, get tickets and then 2.5 hours on the train to London. It was raining hard in London so took the tube to Westminster for my meeting.


I got soaked between the tube station and the Treasury Office, and the length of the meeting was hardly long enough to dry off! I then walked up past Horse Guards –


Via Trafalgar Square to Charing Cross to get the tube to Oxford Circus. I popped into Nike Town! 🙂 I am now the very proud owner of a Fuelband! How cool is this:


Woop woop! I am such a sucker for a gadget!

Still raining, so back down the underground to Paddington.


I was wet, hot and dirty by now, so sat waiting for my train sipping coffee. This lady in the yellow jacket has a buzzard to scare away the pigeons!


I finally landed home at 6.30pm. Long old day – but I have a new toy so all is well. Normal work resumes tomorrow, my hour journey to the office will seem like heaven!

Have a great Tuesday!

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Posted by on 16/07/2012 in Personal


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