Good Evening Ladies,
We have not had any confirmed cases of Covid-19 thankfully but we really don't know we have at least 6 self isolating and they did not let us know about the last one I had to call the lab the result did not come through the normal route at all. Try not to frighten yourselves too much there is very little we can do about it, I have been spending my time looking into in the worse case scenario we close due to the predicted 80% being affected how we can still operate, the answer to that is like how long is a piece of string. We can make plans just in case but who knows how it will all pan out, more online and telephone consultations is the route we will take and possibly only allowing people expected into the surgery and along with the appointment reminders a further message to say the clinician will call them within an hour of the appointment time instead of them attending the surgery. We will see hopefully things will not progress to that but we are ready. I was appalled to see a chemist selling antibac hand gel for £19.99 it was £9.59 previously.
Try to complain to the council Joan.
Keep Safe ladies x
Joan I am so sorry that you had a fall and hope that you are feeling less sore! Hopefully the LA will now take notice and get the slab fixed!
Cassie have you had any cases of the c. virus confirmed?
Lovewine have ES and DIL had their Dublin visit yet? I see that William and Kate were at the Guinness Storehouse yesterday! 😀
Wildpurl hope that you are germ free?
We are now in Paris and head for the tunnel tomorrow! The journey back has been stressful due to weather conditions! We stayed on a site in the Pyrenees and experienced an overhead thunder storm with gusts of strong wind and torrential rain!🙀💨⛈
We had difficulty accessing the site as it was a very steep hill and we had to stop to let a car down!😳😬 There wasn’t really anywhere to pass! He flashed us to go through but we were stuck!!! DH has to reverse all the way down!😩 We drove around a bit as we really thought we had the wrong site! There was only a sign that said camping, no site name. The sat nav had led us there. We tried again and it took us back so DH said we will try once more to get up the hill! Fortunately we didn’t meet a vehicle coming the other way and made it to the top!
It is pouring with rain in Paris and DH is worried about taking public transport into the centre due to the virus. They are cutting trees down very near to our pitch and it is very noisy! They felled a complete tree on the next pitch while DH was in the shower block, he would have had 40 fits! I held my breath!
Ladies I do hope that spring and drier weather will come soon!🥴
Well thats the mammogram over for another year, Cassie, - or maybe longer if you are also put back onto standard screening like Lovewine. I hope you have had no repetition of the thoughtless patient with possible Covid 19, how fortunate he tested negative. You just wonder where peoples brains are. Im about to watch the BBC programme at 7.30 though I dont suppose there will be much new. What a shame about ES’s Venice trip, Lovewine. I have a couple of friends due to go there next week. So far it hasnt been cancelled, but its all very uncertain.
How are you liking your pillowtop mattress Cassie. We treated ourselves to one a few months back and its lovely. Only problem is it makes other beds seem hard. We went away for this weekend, staying in a Premier Inn, who boast about their beds. Not a patch.
it was a lovely weekend even so. We took GC- & their parents- to Stratford to see Boy in a Dress, which was delightful. I managed to trip over a paving stone and went headlong. Fortunately just outside one of the Shakespeare houses, so the people on the gate got me a chair and their health and safety person bandaged the grazes on my arm. I was a bit shaken, and have some bruising but it could have been worse. Helped I think by it being a bitterly cold day so I was well wrapped up. YD has emailed the LA about it. The paving slab was completely loose so it rocked. And, we were told that exactly the sane thing had happened last year and the people from the house had notified the LA but to no effect.
Must break off now for the programme.
Yep the man was negative but we have another 3 which did the right thing and rang 111 returned from Italian ski trip, finger crossed xx
Dublin is a lovely city as you say not quite the Venice trip but hopefully they will be able to do this in the future! 😏
Hi ladies , Rosie -ES and DILs Venice trip has been cancelled which was not a surprise but really feel for them after losing their beloved dog- they have booked a few days in Dublin instead - sure it’s a lovely place but not quite Venice !
Ladies what a worry this Coronavirus is!🙀
Cassie I hope the case tested at your surgery is negative! 😬
Lovewine sadly I should imagine your ES and DIL will have their Italian holiday cancelled! 😒 We have heard there is a confirmed case in Barcelona! We are getting a bit worried in case they close the boarders if the virus continues to spread! 😳
Ladies hopefully your weather will improve to cheer you all up! 💐💐💐💐 (Some flowers for you all!)
Good evening ladies, once again a very wet and windy day, am so fed up with it now, it makes the dog walking so difficult and not a very enjoyable experience.
Cassie, unbelievable how people can be so stupid and thoughtless, what a pain in the backside for your surgery not to mention the worry of it.
ES and DIL are due to fly to Venice in a week for a holiday booked months ago, it is looking questionable now with the coronavirus in Italy , they are waiting to see what happens in the next few days .
Rosie, i saw Worcester on the local news last week , it was badly hit by the floods as was Hereford and surrounding area, you are certainly in the best place right now!
Joan, have you had your yearly check up yet ?
Cassie, always an anxious wait after the mammogram, hope you dont have to wait too long- i have been put back on the 3 yearly screening programme now, not sure if i like that or not!
Wildpurl i hope all is well with you.
I have been very busy with work today, we had a very nice walk yesterday with ES and DIL around a local reservoir and it didnt rain !
incidentally Rosie, i had pet rats years ago and they made really nice pets , very intelligent, mine used to sit on my shoulder and ride around the house with me ! If you can get over the tail part they are quite nice ! Much nicer than hamsters that always seemed to bite !
Good Morning Ladies
All is well here its amazing how much time had flown by a whole month since I posted, never mind I am still here in the background I guess has time passes we seem to have less to tell each other.
We have had our first suspected Corona virus patient, we have not had the results yet so we don't know one way or the other at present. Stupid man I must say came to the surgery had all the red flags returned for Korea in the last 9 days, temperature and had flu symptoms, we followed all of the public health guidance, confined him to a specific room sent our staff in with protective clothing in and asked him to ring 111 for guidance, he went to the local hospital to be swabbed then did not isolate himself as instructed but came back to the surgery managed to stop a GP on her way out and accused us at the surgery of being racist. Well I don't have much hope of the virus being contained if people do not listen to instructions and do as they are told. The surgery was closed until we could have a deep clean then re-opened the next day. It does make me wonder how many times this might happen we are the third surgery in the area and there seems to be no provision for the aftermath clean up, I would of though public health would have a designated team of cleaners, maybe we should send the bill to the patient.
YD is off again this week to Fuerteventura lucky her. We are having two new pillow top mattresses delivered on Saturday from M&S hoping for a better nights sleep.
I was wondering how your eye wound was lovewine hopefully healed up nicely by now.
Your trip sound delightful Rosie but a little exhausting at the same time.
I had my yearly mammogram this Wednesday not as painful as the last one thank goodness the technician told me I have a number of clips inside which might make the mammogram more difficult they always seem to have to repeat them which at the time is unpleasant ant worrying. Its a horrible grey day here today, I hope none of you ladies have been affected by all this rain and flooding.
Have a good weekend x
Good Morning Ladies!
Joan I think it’s easier to do the shopping yourself sometimes! I often send DH off with a list and he comes back with things we didn’t need and then wonder why we are spending so much on shopping! 😳
Lovewine hopefully the weather is drying up for you now? Lovely to have YS for weekend.
Granddaughters that lost their dog have got two rats!🙀 I have seen a video of them they look quite cute from the front- I don’t like the long tails!!! I hope they don’t expect me to hold one!🙀😳😩
Time is passing quickly here and we start our return journey in March 1st!
We had an enjoyable catch up with SIl and her husband. We spent the day in Valencia and then they took us to their Villa up in the hills!
It is situated in a very picturesque setting but is very remote at the end of an unmade track!🙀 It was cold inside as it has been empty since October and very little warm water! At least we had solar panels in Cyprus and could use an emersion heater to heat water in the winter months! It’s a project that has been ongoing for at least 10 years! They really need to be living there to complete it! SIL still works so can only go school holidays.😏
Last night we went to a concert performed by the singing group that you can join here. I take advantage of the Aquagym and Spanish classes!
Wildpurl and Cassie I hope that you are both ok, it’s been a while since you have both posted?🤔
Joan i can relate to that scenario very well ! OH made prawn and chorizo risotto last night and shouts from the kitchen we have no chorizo despite it being on the top shelf right at the front in fridge🤨.
We walked the dogs this morning over fields quite close to our house and the usually calm stream was up to the 8 foot bank - never seen it like that before. Am so fed up with wet weather and waterlogged fields!
Rosie i am loving your photos and so envious of the warm weather and sunshine☀️.
Hope everyone is ok , YS came home last weekend which was nice, he is going to Lisbon for a few days in March and ES and DIL are going to venice and we were having Yogi the dog but sadly not needed now , they are still very sad and we all miss him.
hoping an improvement in the weather soon !
OH going out to get Sunday paper from Tesco. I ask can he pick up some leeks and a head of celery. He seems to be OK with leeks but looks completely blank about celery, as if its some exotic food he has never come across before. Had to describe exactly what it looked like and precisely where to find it. He's just come back, fortunately successful, and he didnt have to ask the manager! I suppose I’m just as ignorant about the internal combustion engine but then the bits havent been regularly in front of me on the dining table for the past 50 years!
Good Morning Ladies,
I do hope you are all well and safe and have escaped any problems from the recent wind and rain?😳😬🤔 I believe it’s set to return again this weekend!🙀 Not good conditions for dog walking Lovewine!😳
Joan all the best for your CT scan you will be relieved once you have had the colonoscopy and you can get on with life for another year!
I am glad that your Goddaughter is being so positive- we know this is half the battle!
Yes indeed our 6 year anniversary is advancing I had my first chemo at the end of March but joined the April thread as most of the March ladies were on their second round by the end of the month! I am so glad I did or I wouldn’t have had you lovely ladies in my life!😘
Spain is going well, we are enjoying the lifestyle! DH’s sister and her husband have a Villa in Valencia and are coming over for half term next week, as she is a headteacher! We are going to take the bus to Valencia, which I believe takes 1hr 20mins, stay the night with them and they will drive us back the following day! They have had their Villa for several years and we have never seen it!
Stay safe ladies, I do hope the next round of weather won’t be as bad!😬
Sorry to hear about your son’s dog, Lovewine, what a shock and only 8. But, on the positive side, it all happened very quickly so there wasnt a slow decline with that awful dilemma about when to call it a day. I wonder whether that was why your parents friend chose not to say anything about her breast cancer if she had been told it was terminal.
Rosie, glad you are managing the walking, even though its paracetamol assisted. The site sounds good, though good you dont have to go out at night, thats what I used to hate when camping. Having a go at Spanish lessons sounds a good idea, especially if you are planning to spend time there regularly.
Making progress on getting my check ups arranged. Had the blood test today, with a very good nurse who managed it first time, almost painlessly, and without leaving a great bruise. CT scan on 15th of this month. No news yet on the colonoscopy.
Goddaughter has been told she has to have radiotherapy as well as a full course of chemo. I didnt think you could have radiotherapy twice. She is being very positive- went today to have her eyebrows tattoed because being without was the thing she hated last time. It was lack of eyelashes with me. Horrible memories for us all. Year 6 anniversary coming up for us all I guess, or possibly passed for those who had surgery first.
Hola ladies from Spain!
Joan I am glad that you God daughter seems to be positive about her treatment and that the prognosis will be good. Very unsettling times! 😬 Hope all goes well with your annual check and that you get the all clear!
Lovewine I am so sorry about ES and DIL’s dog it seems that Joan, you and I all have offspring that have lost a beloved pet recently! 😔😢
What an awful shock about your family friend, poor woman, what a shame she ignored it! Now her poor husband and daughter will never understand why she didn’t try to fight for them!😢
I have kept the pain in my foot hidden and under control with paracetamol when I know we are walking a distance!
We have pitched up at our final destination for a month at Benicassim, Bonterra Park. The site is very busy, we are lucky and have a good sized and fairly private pitch! It’s not too far away from toilet/ shower block which is kept very clean! We do have our own toilet in the Motorhome which we use overnight! We use the showers so we are not using electricity or gas to heat large volumes of water. The electricity is extra and paid for at the end!😳
The weather so far has been sunny dry and warm!👍
There are several nationalities here, mostly British. Some have already been here a few months!!!
There are classes included in the price to take part in. We tried the Spanish, DH says he won’t go again, I am thinking about it as everyone except one man knew more than us as they are regulars! 😳
We tried cocktail making and had some fun!
We will give bingo a whirl today!🤣
Cassie hope all is calm for you and the family following your birthday!
Wildpurl I expect that you are looking forward to getting back in the garden as spring beckons! 😀
Good afternoon ladies, Joan i hope your yearly check up goes ok , always a very anxious time . My kitchen and subsequent furniture are now a minimulist off white . Not always good with 2 dogs but it looks much brighter and fresher now! I am always busy thats true, i do find a lot more time to read than i used to, but if i have a project in mind i do not rest until its finished ( unlike OH!) , fingers crossed for your GDs treatment and limited side effects .
Rosie, i have been following your travels and i am so envious of your time in Spain, especially sitting outside in shirtsleeves in the ☀️ , how lovely 😊, looks very nice where you are staying now, how are you coping with the pain in your leg?
We have had sad news this week, ES and DILs lovely dog passed away on wednesday after being taken to the emergency vet with breathing difficulties which had suddenly come on, in fact tuesday he was here with me all day as usual while they were at work and he was fine, he was found to have lung cancer and a tumour on his heart so he was put to sleep , they are heartbroken, it was his 8 th birthday today and they had bought him treats and toys . We will also miss him as he was my 3rd dog with my own .
Also a very good family friend to my parents rang and told them his wife had passed away a few days ago aged 42 , they had visited mum and dad over Christmas too, she was a lawyer and collapsed at work and was taken to hospital where it was discovered she had advanced breast cancer and had not told anyone even her husband, she had been diagnosed apparently and then ignored it, she died the following day leaving everyone in shock , she also had a 4 year old daughter. Her poor husband is devastated as are all of us.
Thankfully the evenings are lighter now , am so pleased January is over! Cant stand the dreary , dark days.
Cassie, how are you now ? Hope you enjoyed your birthday weekend .
Wildpurl, i also dont blame you for hibernating! Expect though now you will be planning your garden and what you will be growing for vegetables!
Have just been over to ESs and bought a beautiful spring flowering fragrant shrub called a Daphne plant and potted it up in a nice planter so they can put it on their patio where Yogi the dog laid in the sunshine and think of him - they were very touched .
Have a good week ladies , it will be 6 years on tuesday since I discovered my “ lump” can hardly believe it 😏.
Cassie, an extremely belated happy birthday from me. Your daughters certainly did you proud, what lovely flowers, and a lovely surprise, even though you knew they would do something. Hope you enjoyed the show.
Rosie, so sorry you are having pain again. How is it now? Hope it isnt limiting what you can do on your trip. Havent been into Facebook for a few days but I look forward to seeing your photos when I do.
Wildpurl, shame that work is a bit full on at the moment.At least at this time of the year hibernating is a pretty good option.
lovewine, glad your work has eased off a bit, just as well given your additional dog walking duties. But you never stop, do you, you have an easier week so you decide to paint not only the kitchen but your table and chairs. What colour are they now?
My work trip to North Wales was quite exhausting. We had a free weekend so just went into Bristol on Saturday afternoon to a couple of art exhibitions, then Sunday afternoon I chilled out completely on the sofa with a novel. Needless to say I fell asleep. The news about my god daughter is mixed. The surgeon is confident shes got it all out but because the cells were different from last time they are going to do chemo again. GD is OK with that, wants them to do everything they can and fortunately last time she coped very well with no complications so hoping it will be the same this time. I am rather anxiously awaiting my appt for the 12 month check-its exactly a year today since my op.
Good Evening ladies from a rather cold France! We encountered many thick patches of fog yesterday and last night when it was very dense in places when ES drove us back to the Motorhome, as it’s about 25 mins from his house.
Its been lovely to spend time with them, all over too soon! 😔 We had a sunny afternoon eventually once the fog had cleared!
Cassie happy belated 60th birthday ED certainly did you proud! 😃
Wildpurl I don’t blame you hibernating when you get in from work!
Lovewine hope your workload has died down since Christmas? Just re read and it has! 😳
How do you have time for extra dog walking, you must be so fit!!😄
Joan hope your weekend went well and you managed some relaxation time?
Ladies for the next 6 weeks I only have my phone with me so may not respond to all your news, I do check in most days!
We are off down to Lyon tomorrow for 3 nights!
Lovely photos cassie, and what a lot of effort your daughters put in to give you a celebration. A very happy belated birthday from me, too.
Rosie, I hope you are OK and enjoying your trip
I'm fine, very very busy at work and just coming home in the dark to hibernate and rest!
Cassie a very happy belated 60 th birthday 😀🍸🎉how lovely to come home to such a wonderful feast and such hard work to cook and organise too ! Love the flowers and the balloon . Have a lovely weekend .
Rosie, I see you are in France now 😊 have a wonderful trip !
Good Morning Ladies,
I am well no problems here at the moment phew...
Busy at work as usual and on top of that we have lots of targets to meet before April so quite a lot of pressure. The arrangements went as well as they can do on such occasions last week. This week has been a bit of a whirlwind I celebrated my 60th birthday on Weds I had no plans but I know my daughters!
I got home from work as usual to find my living room door closed which made me immediately think Oh no the poor cat has got himself locked in all day, I hope he has not made a mess.
Anyway the long and short of it ED had been making a huge Greek banquet all day long a massive 60 which is still floating around and happy birthday bunting up she must have had a very busy day shopping and preparing I know the lamb shanks take more than 3 hours, picking GS up from school and travelling back and forth. YD arrived home with a huge chocolate and salted caramel birthday cake from hummingbird bakery and a mass of flowers, we are going to see the Tina Turner production tonight so we have not stopped yet! Sorry to hear of health issues Rosie and Joan and hope your surgery is well and truly healed now lovewine. I hope all is well with you wildpurl.
Good evening ladies , Rosie I totally sympathise with your reluctance to visit the doctor before your trip , hopefully it will ease off a bit and DH won’t notice ! Have a great trip and I will look forward to your photos on FB 😊.
Joan have a good trip to North Wales - Shame it’s not for pleasure ! Good you were well enough to attend your theatre trip last weekend .. sorry to hear about your goddaughters recurrence , I remember her being diagnosed the first time and her treatment , I do hope she won’t need any further treatment .
I have been a bit steadier with work this week and have managed to repaint my kitchen and my table and chairs ! I have also branches out with my career 😲, I have taken on a dog walking job once a week for one of my friends while she babysits her granddaughter ( not sure if I have mentioned this already 😃!) must say it’s quite tiring on top of my usual walks !
Cassie and Wildpurl hope you are ok .
Joan it is indeed a very quiet board!🙀
Hope you have a good journey to North Wales, pity it’s a work trip!🥴
DH returned last night with the remnants of a cough! 🤦🏻♀️ He goes to bed so late and wakes up so early I got myself into a much better sleep routine in his absence! 🙄
Unfortunately over the last few days I have had increasing intermittent pain in my left foot that isn’t localised! 😫
I am gutted as I have enjoyed at least 4 months of pain free walking!
It gets worse when I walk on it! I have a ganglion cyst on top of the foot that I showed to the oncologist last year before I was discharged. He said unless it was painful to leave it alone! I don’t know whether that is responsible for the pain. I tried to get a doctors appointment yesterday and was told if it was an emergency to ring at 8.15 this morning! I didn’t because we are starting our 6 week journey tomorrow! I just panicked in case they wanted to send me for tests! So I have purchased extra pain killers for when I have to walk a considerable way! I haven’t mentioned it to DH he has been getting the motorhome ready today so wish me luck in keeping it hidden! 😳 He will be mad if he knows I haven’t had it checked out! 🤫 I can imagine you will think I am mad but if it is the cyst pressing on nerves it will need either aspirating or removing! 🙀 Let’s hope it’s much ado about nothing!
I will only have my phone with me I will check in from time to time and will post travel log on my Facebook.
Lovewine I expect that you will be enjoying some Chinese Celebrations for their New Year?
Nearly February ladies!
IVery quiet board this week. Hope everyone is OK. At last I seem to be at the tail end of the cold, so was able to make both my cultural outings at the weekend, with the assistance of copious amounts of throat lozenges. Off to North Wales tomorrow and Friday, sadly for work but hoping the weather is reasonable so will be able to enjoy the scenery from the train window on the 5 hour journey!
Rosie, hope OH has recovered from his cough so you can get some sleep when he returns. I’m sorry to hear about your friend’s diagnosis. She must be really shocked having had 12 years cancer free, hope the treatment plan is not too agressive. Not sure if Ive mentioned it before but my goddaughter has had a recurrence of the breast csncer she had 3 years ago and has had to have two ops one before and one after Xmas. She will hear tomorrow whether she needs further treatment.
8Good Morning Ladies,
Sounds like July 18th at Oxford it is then and we hope that Wildpurl will be able to join us. I really don’t know eating places in Oxford so am happy for any of you to suggest an alternative venue! As long as we can get our Prosecco! 🥂😄
Joan YS and family are traumatised by the death of their dog YS was finding it difficult to talk to me on Skype! 😢 He said when the Tesco delivery man arrived he rushed to open the door before he rang the bell- as there would be no barking! 😔 It’s the little things like this that are so hard to cope with.
Joan I think you were wise to stay away from GG party as there would have more than likely be more viruses doing the rounds!🤧
DH is still coughing, he has 6 days to get rid of it before he returns! For the first time in years last night I slept from 11.30 till just after 6 am!!! 😀
Lovewine the weather is very mixed although mornings tend to be drier with a little sun so hopefully your dog walks aren’t too horrendous?
Cassie hope all went well on Tuesday?
I went to Rugby yesterday to visit my friend that moved from Bredon. She has just been diagnosed with BC!!! She had ovarian cancer 12 years ago. She is a few years older than me. She is waiting to find out her treatment plan! 😬
I am going to Newcastle tomorrow for the weekend to help DD pack up the garage! I suspect there will be a few tip runs!😳
I am off to town now before the bad weather arrives! There is a light show in Worcester tonight! 😬 Not sure that I will go to have a look if it’s wet and windy!
January is passing ladies and the days are beginning to get longer! I saw signs of spring yesterday some daffs poking up and even crocuses. 🎍😀
Cassie thinking of you today on a really difficult day for you and your family .
Joan a lot of people have the dreaded cough virus I know and it seems to linger for quite some time too , hope you can enjoy the theatre at the weekend !
Really busy work wise again for me so far this week 🙄, weather appalling too 😕!
Oxford is fine with me assuming I am able to join you, although I wouldn’t mind trying a different restaurant for a change! But as I may not make it probably best if you all decide what you prefer.
I also hope that I will be able to join you, TBH I’m not all that bothered about the village rock festival but OH really likes it so I go to support him and it is usually a very pleasant day.
Cassie, hope all goes smoothly tomorrow, will be thinking of you. How are things with ED?
Rosie, 18th pencilled in, Oxford seems to work for us all. Wildpurl, hope you will be able to make it. Glad you enjoyed your break. lovewine, hope the massaging is helping, although I guess it will be some time before you see the full effects. What an awful thing to happen with your friends dog. Good all well in the end, even though expensive. Rosie, sad about your sons dog, I know how devastated YD and family were when they had to have their dog put to sleep before Xmas.
I am still struggling with the wretched cough though it doesnt seem to be so frequent. Had to dip out of an art day school on Saturday and GDs birthday party on Sunday. Hoping better by the weekend because booked for theatre in Stratford on Saturday and concert in Cardiff on Sunday. Been working horrendously hard though managed to get one report off yesterday so slightly more relaxed today.
Good Morning ladies I have just checked last year’s diary and we met up on July 20th.
Therefore I suggest we pencil in July 18th for this year in the hope that Wildpurl will be able to join us. Maybe you will let us know Wildpurl as soon as you have the date for the village rock festival and whether we need to try an alternative date? Is everybody still happy with Oxford? 🤔
Hi Rosie, re the meet up the 25th July is the weekend of a fibre festival I would like to attend. July 18th could be taken by the village rock festival but they do not announce the date until much later in the year. So I don’t feel I can commit to either date at the moment, the best thing is probably if everyone else can make a date then agree on that and I will come if I can.
Good Morning ladies!
Wildpurl glad that you enjoyed your relaxing stay in Scotland it’s never easy jumping back on the bandwagon after a break! At least the weekend is here now!
Lovewine great news about your eye hope you manage the massaging!
What a horrid thing to happen to the poor dog with the stick stuck in its mouth!🙀 dog and owner must have been very distressed until it was removed!
Joan hope the year has started well for you and that you and husband are over the bug? Are you attending tai chi or was it called or was it Qigong classes this year? ( Not sure what the difference is)
I would love to be able to attend a class but with our travelling I am never around long enough to complete the course! 🙄 I need to find when where I can pay and turn up! 😏
But of course that’s most unlikely as numbers need to be catered for in the appropriate sized venue!
I have another puzzle on the go at the moment which I need to finish before DH returns!
Cassie hope that all the preparations are ready for the funeral next week and that the situation with ED has eased!😳 I will be thinking of you on Tuesday!
I had sad news from YS on Thursday night, they had to have their dog put to sleep!😢
She hadn’t been well for a time, I knew when we saw her just before Christmas that she wasn’t right and YS said he thought it would be her last Christmas! She was in severe pain and was given morphine but they suspected a tumour and said even if they operated she may have to be put to sleep as it would have more likely than not have been inoperable!
Obviously that family is gutted! I feel very sad for them as I know only too well the pain caused by loss of a pet! 😞
I am off to meet my sister today in Hereford!
Lovewine and Wildpurl I don’t think you gave your preference for the date in July for our annual meet up? I suggested July 18th or 25th. I know it is early but easier to secure a date in our diaries at the start of the year! 😉
Have a good weekend ladies!
Good morning ladies , a very hectic working week for me with all the post Christmas workload 🙄, hopefully things will settle down a bit next week !
Wildpurl glad you enjoyed your time off - downside of course is it is always much harder to go back after a longer break !
Rosie , hope you haven’t caught DHs bug , also I hope he is feeling better too - not nice travelling when you feel unwell .
Joan how are you now ? Expect you are planning your theatre trips for the year😄.
Cassie how is ED now ? Hoping things are settling down for her and you of course .
I saw the eye consultant last week and she was very happy with the healing - she prescribed some strong vitamin A cream and showed me how to massage the scar to prevent it becoming lumpy and creating a droopy eyelid !😱 I have to return in 3 months for a follow up and then hopefully discharged !
yesterday was a beautiful sunny mild day and Sunday is supposed to be the same - it felt almost like spring !
the day began with a bit of a drama though yesterday - one of the doggies from our morning group had a stick stick sideways in the roof of his mouth and we couldn’t get it out - it was 7.00 a.m and over the fields in the dark with just our torchlight to see it - he went to the vet as an emergency and it was removed under sedation , he is a 7 stone large weinmarner and my friend had to pay £160 so an expensive walk !!
Good morning ladies,
it is grey and damp here although the sun is due to come out later.
i am sorry to hear you came down with a bug joan, I hope you are over it now. Rosie I hope DH has also now recovered.
cassie, I am sorry your ED is still having difficulties.
i had a very relaxing break in Scotland and then back at home, after 21/2 weeks off it was very hard going back to work on Monday and I have struggled all week really to get back into things. I dare say next week will be a bit easier, but January is not my favourite month and I always find it hard, as I would prefer to be hibernating LOL. I am trying to rest as much as possible and find a few things to look forward to.
lovewine I hope the workload has settled down after the festive period.
Good Morning ladies!
Joan the bug has been awful! What a mercy that it didn’t grip you until late afternoon on Christmas Day! Glad to hear that you managed a trip to Lyme Regis, it hopefully blew away the cobwebs!
I had it just before Christmas and it is still lingering!
DH went down with it and had a dreadful cough he sat up for 2 nights on the reclining sofa as he couldn’t stop coughing lying in the bed! I could still hear him coughing though!🙄 He managed to get himself back to Cyprus yesterday and I fumigated the apartment!😳I really don’t want the horrid bug back! He seems to be jinxed with flights at the moment! The plane couldn’t land in Cyprus yesterday as there were 2 others already holding waiting to land but couldn’t due to a severe thunderstorm! 😬🙀 They had to hold for 30 mins and it was very bumpy!😳🙀😬😫
The weather has been diabolical all over Christmas I am just so thankful that I don’t have to endure winters there anymore!
The wind has been so strong that the work colleague that picked DH up from the airport said that his pool waterfall had been blowing upwards and thrashing the lounge windows!🙀
Cassie I am so sorry to hear that your ED is having a difficult time again that obviously affects not only GS but you! With all the upset surrounding the death of your brother you could really do without this! I do hope that once the funeral has occurred and the inquest is over that you will be able to put events behind you and be able to move on.
I do hope that this year will be better for you and the family!
Lovewine I guess YS has gone back now so you must be finding it quiet without him?🙄
I suppose that you are very busy at work with all the post Christmas/ New Year ironing?😳😬 At least it is a bit drier for dog walking!
Wildpurl I guess you are now back at work after your trip to Scotland for New Year?
Happy new year ladies 🎆🥂 either date is ok for me Rosie ED still going through it unfortunately I have had GS for a couple of days in work with me. Hopefully things will settle soon some issues with BF trying hard not to get involved it's very difficult. The funeral is on 14th it will provide some closure still no news re inquest.
Happy New Year.
Goodness, Rosie, you are ahead of us all. At the moment could manage either of those dates. Im not surprised you’re feeling flat after your rather hectic Xmas, but not too long till you see the family in France again. Lovewine, hope all went well with your check up today. Wildpurl and Cassie, hope you have had a good break.
my Xmas was not quite as planned since went down with the bug OH had, on Xmas Day, headache, sore throat and hacking cough. Fortunately it didnt really hit me till late afternoon so had an enjoyable day with YD and family. We didnt have much planned for the next few days but what we did have had to be cancelled. It seemed to be somewhat better so was able to manage a family theatre trip on Monday and cooking for family on NYD but worse yesterday. ED persuaded me to take the emergency antibiotics I had for the trip to Istanbul and they do seem to be helping so was able to manage a trip with family to Lyme Regis today. Lovely but cold.
Good Morning ladies!
Lovewine I hope all went well with your follow up appointment and the surgeon was pleased with you?
I feel rather flat now ES, DIL and YGS have returned to France! It was lovely to spend some quality time with them! We will be calling in to see them on our way down to Spain at the end of the month!
DH has developed a barking cough which sounds very deep, but the doctor has told him it is in his throat! He has coughed now for 3 nights!🥴🤦🏻♀️
He returns to Cyprus for 2 weeks on Monday where the weather has been stormy and very wet! In fact the sea washed over the prom where all the restaurants are at Paphos harbour! 🙀
Hope the rest of you ladies are all well.
I know this may sound a little early but just wondering if we should pencil in a date for our annual meet up as I know July can be a busy time of the year!
Sat July 18th would be my preference could manage Sat 25th at a pinch!
How about the rest of you?🤔
Good morning ladies , a very Happy New year to you all . I hope you had a good Christmas .
i only had Christmas Day and Boxing Day and New Year’s Day off as it’s quite a busy time for me - but I am feeling smug as everyone is back to work today and I have most of today and tomorrow off !!
i have my follow up appointment at 8.30 in the morning at the hospital with the surgeon to see how my face is healing and also to show me how to massage the area to reduce lumpiness of scar tissue 🤨!
YS is here until the weekend but he is Working from home today and tomorrow but it’s nice to have seen him for a longer visit .
Rosie you have had a busy couple of weeks , how lovely to see your YGS too .
Cassie how did your family Christmas dinner go ?
Joan I expect you have been busy too- I know your ED was visiting over New Yesr .Wildpurl I hope your new year was enjoyable in Scotland - a long journey for you from the south !
Ladies hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas!
We had a good time at DD’s she and the kids were fine! She had her ear packing out yesterday and stitches removed so she is feeling much happier!
We had a big family get together on Sunday of DH’s family and ES and family are over at the moment! They are now staying in Malvern in an Airbnb for 3 nights before returning to France!
We are meeting up with them and my sister and BIL, niece and her partner for lunch in Upton on Severn! We are then going back to theirs for new year and getting a taxi home which I have already booked!
The 2 cubic metres of shipping contains our personal effects from Cyprus arrived yesterday, fortunately we have a storage unit near the Motorhome and it was delivered there. DH spent yesterday afternoon searching for items that needed to be removed such as photographs and clothes! He returns to Cyprus on Jan 6th for 2 weeks so time is running out! It has been nothing but a whirlwind since he arrived back! 🥴
Lovewine how lovely that YS has been able to spend a decent amount of time with you! Hope your parents are both well?
Joan enjoy your quieter New Year with ED hope the meal goes well!
Cassie hope you and the family enjoyed Christmas and there were no crises! 😳
Wildpurl hopefully you have now arrived in Scotland for a Scottish New Year!
Ladies have a peaceful, happy but mostly healthy new year! 🥂🎊
Just a quick post to wish you all an enjoyable Xmas. Weve had the grandchildren all day, finishing up with a Christingle service at the church in YDs village, which was lovely. And nobody got set on fire! Wrapped the last presents for the kids , YD is doing Xmas Day so Im only responsible for bits-cranberry sauce, ham, stuffing,pud- and none of the organisational stuff which frankly is beyond me now. ED and partner are coming for New Year so I will be doing lunch but thats a lot easier.
lovewine, hope you face is continuing to heal well. Wildpurl, hope you are t too exhausted after hour visitors and can relax over Xmas before heading north. Cassie,hope ED is more settled over Xmas and you have no further worries. Rosie, Im enjoying seeing your photos on Facebook.
Good evening ladies , Rosie yes I was thinking the same thing the other day regarding the 5 years 😊 sometimes it’s pushed to the back of my thoughts and others right back again - certainly these last 2 months it’s been very much at the front regarding my scare with my eye area 😬.
Rosie have a lovely Christmas at DDs , hopefully the train journey “ up north “ will be more relaxing than driving !
Joan I hope you have a lovely Christmas - are you altogether ? Hopefully you are not cooking 😲
Cassie, hope you can find a little bit of time to relax too even though you are hosting Christmas Day !
Wildpurl hope you are enjoying time away from work and can unwind too .
We had a lovely family get together at my cousins house yesterday with all the extended family including my mum and dad , elderly aunts and YS was able to meet us there straight from the train from London - he’s here for about 10 days .
merry Christmas ladies 🎄- also to all ladies on the forum going through treatment and those who are newly diagnosed - thinking of you all .
Good Afternoon ladies!
Lovewine glad to hear that you have caught up on the Christmas ironing items. You must be delighted that your face wound is healing well and that it is behind you!
Enjoy your Christmas at ES and DIL’s!
Wildpurl you must be relieved to have finished until Jan 6th ! Hopefully you have had time now to deal with your cards and presents! Enjoy your quiet Christmas and then your New Year in Scotland!
Joan I suspect that you are very busy with last minute preparations? I hope your OH has recovered after his cold and that you haven’t succumbed to it?😷
It’s unfortunate that you have to work on Boxing Day! 🥴
Cassie hopefully ED is feeling stronger and you can all enjoy Christmas together!
We got back from visiting YS and family in Plymouth yesterday. We managed to have a meal with our ex next door neighbours and I met an ex work colleague for coffee. We also managed to fit in a game of bowling with the family! We have today at home and are off to DD’s on the train tomorrow!
This year marks our fifth Christmas Ladies following our cancer! May we share many more!
Wishing you you all a very happy Christmas sharing it with those you cherish! X🎄🥂🎁
Good morning ladies,
I have been very busy both with work and trying to fit in Christmas preparations and some pre Christmas family meet ups so I have been reading but not posting for the last few weeks. I am now on holiday and do not return to work until 6th January and OH finishes today, we both really need a break, I am only just starting to wind down.
we put up our tree last weekend, I still have cards to post and presents to wrap but at least I now have time to do all that. Yesterday we did the first Christmas shop and will do the final one early Monday morning. We are at home with guests Sunday to Tuesday, Christmas Day and the few days after it is just the two of us and then the following Sunday we will drive up to Scotland for New Year.
Lovewine I was very pleased to hear your good news that you are healing well and should not need a skin graft. I hope you manage to rest and get a break over Christmas, albeit short, and enjoy having family around.
Rosie DH's trip back sounds horrendous! I enjoyed looking at your trip to the a Christmas markets and I think you must have had a lovely time. Have a good trip to Plymouth and a lovely break with family.
joan you have been very organised with your Christmas preparations, I am most impressed. Your tree does sound very festive, I hope you too have a lovely break.
cassie I hope that you will be able to start your break soon and that you are not too busy at work. You have had quite a lot on your plate over the last few months so I am sure a rest and some relaxation would be welcome.
I wish a happy, restful and peaceful Christmas to you all
Good evening ladies, I seem to have caught up on the Christmas work and tablecloths etc, but of course i will have it all back again afterwards when everyone gets them washed again 😳. I will be working monday 23rd and delivering back Christmas eve morning, i will have christmas day and boxing day off work and then do maybe half a day on the 27th , i am very much a Bah Humbug person and tolerate Christmas but really dont like it!☺️, so i dont really mind !
Rosie, poor DH what a nightmare of a journey home, have a lovely few days down in Plymouth , what are you doing for Christmas Day ? Hope you feel better soon and also DH doesnt get the dreaded cough and cold .
Joan, your tree sounds very nice, even if it needs more space than you would like! Fingers crossed you dont catch the cough and cold from your husband.
Cassie, how nice of you to knit the poor bald chickens some woolly tabards , poor little things , i hope they have settled into their new home and live happily now. I hope ED has improved a bit as this week has gone on, you must find it very difficult to say the least with all the other things going on . Well done though for the weight loss, i remember when we met up in Oxford you telling us about the 8 hour eating plan - obviously working for you .😊
Wildpurl, enjoy your rest from work, i really bet you are ready for it now !
The weather is very wet and windy again, its unbelievably muddy over our walk across the fields in the mornings, its also dark , fortunately there are 5 of us ladies who walk together, but its not a pleasant experience this time of year 🐶🐶, those sunny long days of summer seem a distant memory at the moment.
My face wound is healing well, i have an appointment come through the post to see the surgeon on January 3rd to check its progress and any need for a skin graft , but i dont think i will need one .
Take care ladies.
Good Morning ladies!
DH returned at 4am today!🙀 His plane had 2 aborted landings at Bristol, one due to the weather and the second due to a plane being on the runway! They were then diverted to Gatwick and it was 3 hours before they loaded the passengers onto coaches to return them to Bristol airport where DH had left the car! The coach driver then took a 50 min break at the Chippenham services! I went to bed once I knew he was at Bristol but didn’t sleep until I knew he was back! I have left him in bed! We are travelling to Plymouth today but don’t have to leave until this afternoon thank goodness!
Joan your Christmas tree sounds very festive! 😄🎄
I managed to struggle ours up yesterday it is in 3 parts that have to be connected together. I plugged it in and it worked! It’s just white lights nothing flashing!🥺
I am recovering from my cold but it has left me with congestion and a wheezy cough! Hoping DH doesn’t get it for Christmas! 🙀😳🥴
Lovewine when do you finish for Christmas? Hopefully your clients will now have finished giving you their Seasonal linen! How is your neighbour?
Wildpurl I think you may well have now finished work for your break, have a relaxing time!
Cassie I don’t suppose you will have much time for relaxation until after Christmas with the family coming to you?
Good Luck ladies with your final preparations!