Helena - THANK YOU, you're the ONLYONE that's sent me a HUG on MY HUG DAY!! At least YOU LOVE ME!!
WifeySue - Are you fixing me up on a date with Ann-m?? Ann-m are you fixing me up on a date with Sue?? Or are we all just "friends", which is also good, because I have Beths hubby as a measuring stick for ANY future partners, and to be honest, I don't think EITHER of you would match up. So nerrrr nerrrr anyWAY. and raspberries! Don't care! Hey - it may do wonders for your bedroom life, "Ooooh, lets go look at the bedroom stars together"!! I've not even got down there and already Wifeys trying to goodness knows what?? Mmmmm, suspicious goings on. Can't even remember what I'm talking about now!!
LusciousLesley - Wow "pricks" today AND a starry projector!! Even in the Daylight with the curtains closed. "C an't wait for tonight" Ooooo, Now there's a good start for a porny . . . . oh sorry, have to tone myself down. Slap wrist Delly, BEHAVE! Sooo glad you "sound" to be better Lesley
Janey - Yey lovey. Sooo glad you surfaced back to us. you're still a bitg snotty but I told you I don't mind - it's salty as oppo to sweet, probably why I don't mind. Nuther warm gentle hug - mmm. Am really loving all these hugs on MY hug day - hint hint!! Haaa
Goin girlies - have had message to call Wifey Sue - things are afoot. Will let you know what at some time but major HAPPENINGS goin on between 3 of us from the Forum this afternoon!!
DarlinDizzy - Oooo taa, nuther good hug - and ANOTHER. Corrrrrrrr, lovin it. It' s like my birfday, but it ain' yet. Oh all right "isn't". Stop spoiling my fun by picking at my "playful" vocabul a r y zzzzzzzz
LadyHelena - very thoughtful pressie from your partner, BUT think things may get more interesting in an "adult" fashion once you take receipt of your starry bedroom ceiling doodaa - well according to LusciousLesley and even her DAYtime antics. Oooooo - am havin a hot flush. Nuther slapped wrist. Hey on you girl for another one ticked off today - keep on with the slog!! Poor girls, I didn't have any of rads or chemo to go through. In fact I had a "Thank god I'm Chemo Freeeee HeeHee" Party - Yeh, literally - quite spontaneously, within a day.Was GREAT. Reminds me, need to put fireworks down on my Sue list - get from shed. Oh it's gonna be good firewuk (thats Bolton talk) display - gonna be an organised Delly spectacle. Ooooo - excited.
CorrrClair - First day at school nerves. You'll be absobloominlutely OK woman, take it from Delly. YEY - to your moving on - tis GOOD sweetpea.
Byeeeee Adele xxxxxxx
Clair, will be thinking of you tomorrow, don't forget to set the alarm clock. Get the first day out of the way and it will be as if youve never been away xx. Helena, just read my post from earlier, didnt mean to say tossed off, meant to say crossed off, Honest.
Just eaten the Christmas pudding at last, so that's it, all unhealthy stuff gone. Nothing in the house but fish, salad, veggies and fruit (vino is made from fruit) Xx
Dizzy, if Fitbit is playing up in anyway, put it in the charger thingy and you will see a hole, uncurl a paper clip and stick it in the hole for few seconds. That usually sorts out any glitches. If not email them and they will help xx
Happy New Year to you all - so many posts to catch up on.
What have I started with the 'starry' projector, lol .........
If anyone should ask - I would love to be the crazy chicken on that picture a few pages back!
Great to see the snow drops, too - yes spring will eventually be on the way - and it will be much welcome.
Hoping all are well and will keep popping into the thread - trying to do some 'work' as energy levels are very slowly returning. Fingers crossed it stays that way.
Looking forward to spend some time with Delly down here. She is also accomanying me to my mammogram.
It will actually be the first time I have anyone with me during all of this - so it might feel a bit strange, but is so welcome.
I have not been driving too far from home, as it still worries me, due to the fatigue, which can be so unpredictable.
My first longer journey will be on the 17th of this month to a photo shoot, which has been arranged by Breast Cancer Care in London. It will be a good gauge to see how well I am doing. I shall be driving up to London, rather than take the train. If fatigue hits, I'd rather be in my car than on public transport!
Ann-m - if you are up for it - perhaps you, Delly and I could meet up down here, whilst Delly is here?
Delly, we missed you yesterday, and I've sent you yesterday's hug as well as one for today.
Beth, how did you programme your Fitbit to tell you if you haven't moved in an hour? That is just what I need, I can sit down with the Scrabble app or my Kindle and not move for a couple of hours without knowing. I am so not one of these people who can't sit still for more than ten minutes. And if Daisy is curled up asleep on my lap, it's so easy to think it's a shame to disturb her. And the tablet or the Kindle rest so easily on her back...!
I thought I'd broken my Fitbit, I left it plugged in on charge when I went into hospital for the first operation, and forgot all about it for four months. Then when I went to use it, it wouldn't restart. But Mike cleaned up the contacts and charged it again and it was fine, except now it's refusing to synch. If it really won't, I'll get another, because I was so motivated last year to get my ten thousand steps in, and it's interesting to check your data if you go for a good walk somewhere.
Flipping heck Clair, that's a bit quick, but if you feel up to it then I suppose you might as well get on with it. Just make sure you ease yourself back in gently. Xx
Beth, I've got a fitbit, Had it for two years now. They're great as it really encourages you to keep going, especially once you start earning badges, you just want to get the next one.
Went for my acupuncture today, no pricks in the ear this time but she stuck some in my shoulders, arms and hands, wow I put my shirt and jacket on after with hardly any pain. I know it will only lived but it's brilliant the magic those little needles can wield.
Why I was out Himself took delivery of my starry night projector. We've just tried it out, in daylight with the curtains closed, and WOW! Even he was thrilled with it, can't wait for tonight when it's dark. Big thank you Sue for telling us about it.
Helena hope today's frying is done and dusted, another one. Tossed off the list.
So, now Lily has been captured Have we got to send out the troups for Adele aka Delly? Maybe she sneaked out of the cat flap with Rubycat and they're off having fun without us xx
Awwww, piccies of "snowdrops" and hugging cats (how flippin gorgeous is that) - my hearts already M e l t i i n g before I even get to all you to melt it even further.
And that's even before I see and read anything of you all. Am fine thank you, just had a day off.
BUT it was MY hug day, you know. NOBODY sent ME a HUG !!!!!!!!! But . . . . because I love you all so much, I'll let you off.
Yeh, had the most stunning sunny day here too yesterday. Think we could get through Winter that much easier if every day were like it all the time.
DarlinDizzy - me thinks you're a bit of a druid babe!! Jumping naked over flames and all that.
Luscious - Awwww, I love snowdrops so much - they remind me of my Mum. Heather does the same - it was her name - beeautiful name - beeautiful woman. Had the most amazing smile and was remembered for it. How wonderful is that. Have gone all teary!! Lush - me thinks your very much a lush with your talk of "needle punctures" i.e. ??
Pollp - you can chip in anytime darlin. As can anyone - You hear out there in the E T H E R.
Everyone's so loving and friendly in here - cosy and cwtchy. Like a pair of loving arms.
Yeh, I'm feeling a West meet up may be best. I can always pop down and pick up SweetSue, might even proposition her to come hold my hand whist I scatter fams ashes at Salcombe. Such an impressive woman, tell ya.
CorrrClair - Good luck for tommorrow. Thanks so much for that beeeautiful piccie and loving tears produced.
BethyBoo - I'm the goat, goes with my star sign of this month. Such exceptional peeps we Cappies, just oh so slightly eccentric . . . mmmm!! Soz Clair. And what was that WORD you said? B R A!! Ha Ha Ha.
JuicyJaney - Oooooo, I've missed you sooooo much. glad your up and about. Yeh, I think Exeter based meet up is poss an excellent idea - pretty central rail and road wise. Can I hire your camper for a week?? No seriously. Leave my car at yours? Don't feel anxious - you'll fall back in soon, I'm sure of it. It's like first day at school nerves, I guess
Marydan - Lovey, hope all goes well for you this week with appointments and work eebigeebies. Please keep popping in cos I get bored with the usuals on here !! Ha ha heeoooouuuummm, somebody just kicked me! Stop it Charys. Oh no, it's Janey. Ahhh no it's Sue . . . . they're ALL giving me a kick . . . up the backside proverbials. To keep me on track with my NY rezzers!!
Lily - Lovely. Happy New Year sweetheart. Sooo good to see and hear ya.
Lorac - where abouts in scotland, bonnie lassie?? and what piccie? Have I missed summat (thats Lancs/Yorkshire talk btw) Oh, got it now. Ooooo flip - I soooo need a cat again. feel like I've lost a leg and a chunk of my heart!! mmmm more teariness.
Prob see you laters girlies
Loadsa loveydovey Adele xxxxxxxx <<< bit weird seeing and using actual name. Keeps catchin me out - who's that weird sounding woman.
what a freezing day here in west wales! Deck is like a skating rink still so we've banned the dog from the back garden as he keeps falling over. Funny to see but not when he broke his knee couple of years ago bless.
You're back work tomorrow Clair?!!!! Wowwwww. I'm so impressed as the thought of it still scares me somewhat as I still get really tired. I'm going back on the 22nd January - that's the plan anyway! Omg.
Helena - how was today's zapping? Getting there slowly love. When you get to half way, you can really start to count them down!
anyone heard from Adele? Noticeably quiet which isn't like her at all. Worried here.
Dizzy & janey - how are you doing this week? I've bought myself a Fitbit which reminds me if I've not moved in a hour. Omg certainly a prompt to get moving again. Going to try a bra today to see if I can get out and do some walking without it hurting too much. Fingers crossed as I'm worse than a sloth at the mo.
Lorac - loved the cat pic!! So cute!!
so off to the sols today to sign wills and POA, it'll be an important job done finally.
catch u all later
Oh gosh that's quick! But sometimes it's easier just to get on and do something, then you have less time to worry about it.
Big glass of wine tonight?
Janey, where's the flush when you need one??!!
It's very pretty here, very white, and I'm just about to take Daisy for a walk in the woods, our heating is on constant already...
Clair, hope your meeting today goes okay, is this with the manager with no people skills? Anyway, good luck, we'll be thinking of you.
This is the pic for the gardeners - one to watch out for 😹
Oops - my pic refused to upload - will try again later x
By the way Polly, there's no such thing as a stalker on this forum - maybe an onlooker or a sightseer - jump right in.x
Glad to see Lily home safe & sound x
Saw this wee pic for all the gardeners + thought it amusing........but, Adele, no kitties were hurt or embarrassed during the making of it ..... honestly 😸😸😸😹
I think I must be the Highland Coo cos I'm from Bonnie Scotland! Cheers everyone xxxxx Carol x
The lost lamb has returned safe and sound, I think we need a tracking device before we let Lily loose again.
Oh No Lesley!! I wondered who all those strange men in dark uniforms were - I kept seeing them lurking in the bushes. Hope you'll forgive the prolonged absence and thank you Clair for the lovely bunny and Helena for missing me. Hope you're o.k. Lesley and the head has been kind to you over Christmas. Time to look forward to a new and better year for all of us. I'm trying to give myself a pep talk that it will be a happy one and that I will be fitter and healthier! I will try anyway - not promising anything haha xxx
Off for a lovely bath now and unpack, then loads of laundry for me tomorrow! Will catch up with you all soon xxx Lily
Lily, do you know we've had the police, mountain rescue,RNLI, SAS, and the Mounties all out searching for you? So glad you're back and enjoyed your Christmas xx
Happy New Year Lily xxxx
Happy New Year all my lovelies!! XXX
Back from our travels and absolutely exhausted! Sorry I've been AWOL for so long but Just popping in to let you know I'm o.k. Had a lovely Christmas and New Year with daughters and granddaughter and even did a spot of babysitting - haven't done that for a long time. I hope you are all well - I haven't had time to read through all your doings yet. Might take me a day or two to catch up! Love to you all xxxx Lily late
Happy new year , it's got to be better than last year .
I know exactly how you feel I'm going back next week my job is in a special needs school and I've been away since the summer hols too.
Im on a phased return though that can be amended if I need it too, are you on phased return ?
I'm only in for 3 days the first week then building up days and hours.
Hello all my friends, hope you are all well.
We took the Christmas tree/decs down today as hubbie back to work tomorrow and I am returning to work on Thursday.
Kinda getting nervous as not been back since the summer hols when this unwelcome visitor came along.
I am worried as during this time I had my first ever relapse since my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.
I am so so much better now but feel quite jittery and am so scared that work will not deem me as being fit.
I have my g.p wed to get my back to work form and hopefully all will be fine.
I really lovemy work, pupil support in a prmary school.
I have my m.s nurse to see on Thursday afternoon and feel when that is done and my first day back is over then I will feel more positive.
Gosh its been a journey and a half and I hope 2017 is much better for one and all.xx Mary
Ha -ha love that pic , I think I'll have to be the goat as it looks a little bewildered and skittish like me 😂 .
I'm seeing my boss at 11 ish which knowing him will be 12 ish but then it gives me a chance to pop my head in a see my class team.
Im really nervous about it and have armed myself with info and hospital dates etc .. I finally got an oncology appointment on the 18 th January .
Im also going to ring the bcn team in the morning just to see what they say ,
Janey I'm reall glad your feeling better , when are you going back to work?
Im off for a quick bath catch you later
Lv Clair xxxx
Janey, do you have a date for returning to work? I need to start keeping a list or a biography for everyone, it's getting hard to keep track.
It must be difficult thinking about going back to work, I remember being really stressed about it after being on maternity leave, it just becomes this big thing in your mind. So I can imagine it starts to loom over you when you know it'll happen soon.
My sister has the genetic counselling appointment in Exeter tomorrow, isn't yours soon?
I think I'm the cow, the hair colour looks about right! And the size doesn't look far wrong either...I'm not looking forward to getting on the scales tomorrow.
This is it for me! We've all been through so much, and we're all different people from different parts of the country but what a gang we are!! I think I'm either the Highland cow or the Llama lol
if you're reading our crazy posts and are apprehensive to join in......just go for it! We're all in it together so join our motley crew!! Can't wait to see who's the rather spectacular chicken!! 😄
I'm in remotest east Kent, nr Canterbury.
What time is your meeting Clair, just so we can have our fingers crossed for you?
We have been to Old Wardour, but quite long time ago, maybe before we moved down here. We're not members of English Heritage any more, but when we were we did the tour of all the historic remains. I liked Old Sarum and Sherbourne Old Castle.
Our latest find has been the Historic Houses association, it covers most of the places which aren't National Trust, and also Abbotsbury Gardens, I think we get our money's worth each year just going to the Gardens. They floodlight them every October, it's quite spectacular. But they're very expensive if you have to pay each time.
Maybe our meet up will be sooner rather than later, in Cornwall on a search party looking for our Lily, getting worried about her now xx
Love the kittens, they're so cute! And yes, we got here, by hook or by crook, battered and bruised but mostly still in one piece.
Clair, you and I go to all the same places, it's weird to see you sending pictures from all the places we go to.
Perhaps we should have a West country meet up, Janey and Rubycat are both fairly close, possibly even Lily depending on where in Cornwall she is.
And still no sign of Lily, hope she's okay.
Clair what a beautiful sight. Mine are just poking through the soil at the moment. Glorious day here too, though haven't poked my head outside except to chuck stuff in the wheelie bin. More paperwork sorted, wills still not surfaced, and no Delly pretty sure I didn't make paper mache of them. On the green fingered bit, a friend bought me a beautiful blue orchid a few days before my op early June, it flowered until end of September. I cut the empty stems off and it's had lots of new leaves, now it's grown a new shoot and it's covered in buds, Im thrilled as usually I never keep anything alive.
First of my three once a month acupuncture top ups tomorrow morning. They haven't helped hot flushes or headaches, however I do enjoy having the pricks, it's very soothing xx
It was so lovely to see them Helena it was just one little clump that had poked through . We're going to go back in a few weeks to see the full effect .
We've been to Knowlton several times it's beautiful in the summer especially when the fields are covered in the yellow crops they grow .
Have you been to old Wardour Castle that's a beautiful ruin with the most relaxing atmosphere . Xxx
Those are lovely Clair. I must take a photo of the daffodils I saw.
It's a beautiful sunny day here, specially since yesterday was so gloomy. We went to Knowlton this morning, a place I've only seen photos of and always meant to visit. It's a prehistoric circle of ramparts and a ditch, with the ruins of an old church in the middle. I think it's the only church to have been built inside a henge.
Anyway, I love visiting places like that, so got my quick fix of history while the sun shines.
Look what we found on our walk around Kingston Lacey 🙂
We're not ignoring you Delly, how could we? We will meet up, promise. This is what's kept us all going, how could we not want to meet up?
Off to bed now, love to you too Delly!
Hello Lovely Fluffies,
Got to be strict and shut computer after this + have had Valerian shot too, so if it starts to fade a w a y . . .z z z z Only joking.
Beth - I'm the opposite, I go off my food when I'm stressed or upset + don't have a sweet tooth (except for good ice cream), so annoyingly, and unlike most, I'm having to put weight on. Had the other 1/2 of last nights quiche + sal again. Plus 1/2 tub of HD pralines and cream ice cream!!! - um yom yom
Lesley - Have you tried looking in the washing up water for your Wills !! Ha ha - so droll.
Janey - how are you?? Sending another warm, gentle hug with a hot toddy
Gawd - You're all gonna be turning into budding Patrick Moore's with all these starry ceilings, with turned up collars and a slighly squinty eye !! (for those of you who remember).
Did anyone else Dawn French NY Eve - was brilliant. What a talented woman. It was quite illuminating, about some really tough difficult life experiences and a loads of humour thrown in.
Been mulling more on where to meet?. Got to be easily accessible by road and train. So far we stretch as far West as Cornwall, then Exeter, over to Brighton in the East. Up to Brummieland. Exeter's a well served station from all parts. I'll have a look on a map. Anyone any suggestions, or are you all ignoring me?
Lorac, Ann-n and Marydan - what parts of the country are you??
Love to Everybody, Adele xxxxxx