Darling Supertrouper, it feels so awful but comforting to light a candle in the chapel in the dark dark wood. Debbie we all loved you so much and our lovely Kim ,I hope Perpetual Light Shines on you dear one xx
Oh dear Kim - such sad news that you have gained your wings and left us all behind as you soar high into the skies and become the brightest star tonight. Rest in peace dear ducky x
Etenal rest grant unto her O Lord and let Perpetual Light shine upon her, may she Rest in Peace,Amen.
Thankyou so much for clearing out this lovely but sometimes fearful dark wood enclosure, need lots of sleep fairies with these dratted steroids, last dose tomorrow, so will see what that brings.The Secondary bone thread are very welcoming and such a wealth of information. This place seems so earie at the moment wonder if everyone is in Benchland ?.Just now in St Raphael chapel and all cobwebs dusted off and candles lit for BWFs and all who have found laughter and crazy doings in this place.A candle is lit for you, please feel free to light a candle every time you visit,hoping for a cure for this awful disease.The group code for candles in search is ddw,http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=ddw
Wow, such a long time since we started this thread. It's now over three years since I was diagnosed with stage 3 lobular breast cancer that had spread to 11/13 lymph nodes. At the time I thought it was the end - but instead it was a beginning. A roller coaster ride at times but met some lovely people along the way. Certainly appreciate life more these days.
I've been back to the dark dark woods and prepared a lovely nest for you Sivam - gutted that you have to go through Chemo again but you are such a positive person - a real inspiration to me! Two fingered flag has been hoisted again and all gremlins frazzled with the super charged flame thrower. Caught a couple of sleep fairies and gently persuaded them to reside in a jam jar in the nest waiting for you to arrive. xxx
All of us are on Facebook now apart from you Cackles! I am sure that as soon as you get on dry land you will be able to join us.
I've had an achy day today, shoulder, back and chest all giving me a bit of bother despite taking the tablets! Not doing the exercises like I should do so that has probably got something to do with it!
Weather here has been horrible today. Strong winds and rain all day. Central heating kicked in first thing this morning and hasn't stopped. Just like the middle of winter instead of spring!
Physiotherapy on Tuesday at 10:30 - must try and loosen everything up before I go.
Help girls the Luddite has struck I can't do the BWF Facebook bit.
Ps. Mavis best wishes for the tests . The rain was flowing well for our move to the Thames , but we got there just in time. The river is now closed to craft.
Had the most bizarre time fixing myself into Facebook am now in BWF.Now cant stop singing that Paul Mc Cartney and Wings song,Let EM in,whos that knocking on my door!!!What have you all done to my sanity.Applied to Facebook and now dozens of pictures of people I know from College and work etc keep flipping up.I really can see how people can spend all day chatting,the whole thing can be quite addictive.Still a lot to learn though and the dinner pictures are very good and we all look so happy.
This horrid weather seems to have entered my bones everything aches,it has been such a dark day may need my sad lamp out again.
Love and Light xx Mavis
Have tried adding you on facebook but for some reason it won't let me send you a friend request, i think it may have something to do with your privacy settings???
Will keep trying
love Sarah xx
Evening Girls,Have filled the form in for Facebook and asked Sarah to let me in,I found it quite a challenge to fill in details and upload a horrible grey haired photo,did need some help,really must take a "computing for the terrified course" and enter the 21st century!!
We are having the most awful weather and all my plants in greenhouse are suffering from lack of light in fact suffering from lack of light myself.Monday I am having a thorax,abdo and pelvis CT scan,I have to drink 1 litre of water an hour before,I dont know why this scan is ordered except that it is nearly 1 year since diagnosis,I am also to have a gastroscopy next week I know that is to examine my bubbling oesophagus so crossing everything.Love and Light xx Mavis
Evening girls.. I will do the Facebook etc when I get home. At the moment we are just outside Henley on a very fast running Thames. It was a superb time with you all last weekend--- the memories make me smile. As for Ruby's three or was it four!!!!! I meant what I said about giving things up for lent!!!!
Val I hope your lovely husband has recovered from his fall. What a shock for you both.
Ducky Heather and Supertrouper thank you for all your efforts...table, balloons champers etc.
Val k I haven't read the pm yet because the signal for O2 on the iPad is poor on a Narrowboat.
Twinkle give that little princess a big hug from me, it was great to see you.
Paulina and Mavis you were both as i expected in every way. Fantastic to see you in reality.
BBB it is a shame you couldn't make it . I would have loved to see the results of your hair colour. Both Vals Supertrouper and Pavlina had good results, as did Ruby, but she is going blonde next. Jiggly they all looked good with the we colours.
A very wet Cackles
Mavis, Cackles and BBB are the ones that I think are missing. Please get in touch soon and let us help you cross over to the dark side LOL.
I am still smiling from the weekend. Still having to wear the wig to work but have shown my boss one of the photos from the weekend. He said "it doesn't look like you"
Wig will be put in the nearest bin when I get to the airport hotel on May 17th
Who are we missing from our facebook group?
so ladies - can we tempt any more of you over to the dark side of our secret group on facebook? we have started our BWF diet club and lots of pictures of the weekend have been posted... PM me or Pavlina or Ducky or Valk or Sarah with your email address if you sign up on facebook and any of us can add you to the group.
Hope you are all well and still smiling from the weekend - looking forward to next year 🙂
Back from Warwick so so glad I cancelled OH hospital appointment it would have been awfull to have missed such a wonderfull meet-up.Still feel warm from all the hugs,comments and laughter of the evening it was truly wonderfull and also nice to experience a relaxing break with OH in caravan and to realise what good friends we still are without the hurly burly of committments at home.
Love and Light xxMavis
I coloured my hair with Herbatint, Platinum Blonde. I just mixed a little bit of each in a pot and OH put it on for me. It's quite nice but I'm also using 'silver' shampoo and conditioner to stop it going a bit yellow. I have heard of lots of people whose hair grew back curly but mine hasn't. My friend had the same curly growth but after a while it reverted back to 'normal'.
Thank you all for a lovely weekend,iam so tired though could sleep for a week!!
I too are still smiling at some of the discussions.
Kind of missed you all when i got home.
Love to you all Heather x
Mine is curly too and I hate it! I have had mine coloured twice now but am going to go back to being blonde next time. Good luck whatever you decide I am sure it will be fine 🙂 xx
As Ducky said my hair came back very curly, grey and black.
I have been to the hairdresser and had a blond colour put on successfully. I didn't try doing it myself but a lot have and been successful. Best of luck whatever way you go. Let us know
Havn't coloured my hair so can't comment but mine has come back curly and so has Valpp. I never had a single wave before completely straight and not sure I know what to do with the curls.
Morning ladies - sounds like you all had a great time on Saturday!
A question about colouring hair. How have any of you got on with hair colour? What did you use or did you go to a hairdresser? I must do mine as it seems even greyer!! and the curls! I've always had really straight hair so its quite a shock.
Have a good day.
What a fantastic time we all had. Lots of laughs. We must,must,must all keep in touch and have a yearly get together. I so enjoyed everyones company. Kim please stop apologising for the hotel it was fine.
Balloon is tied to kitchen chair, butterfly is also safe where I can see it everyday.
Thank you for a fabuloustic weekend full of laugh. I have left hotel about 11ish and half way into my journey I remembered the baloon!! My OH turned the car round and the baloon is proudly sitting on my shelf in my room..
I hope you could all come to Facebook , especialy now since Miranda created our special secret group...
Girls have a wonderful rest of the sunday ... speak soon. ( Iam going to bed!!)
Just unpacked the lap top and taken a look at the posts. Can I just add it was an absolute privilidge and pleasure to meet you all. So lovely to be with a group of ladies who knew exactly how each other were feeling.
Looking forward to next year already.
Loads of Love Ducky
ps sorry once again for the hotel recommendation xx
Thanks you all for a lovely weekend - I know I had a lot of wine but I am sure I said 2 - 3, blooming chinese whispers!!!!!! lol
Was great to meet you all and I have driven back to Boston with a big smile on my face, and a sore head 🙂
I have as we discussed last night created a secret group on facebook call Birds With Feathers, I have already added Pavlina, Debbie, Sarah and Val as they are already friends with me on FB it would be lovely to get the rest of you on there too!
So to join facebook all you need is to go to http://www.facebook.com - pop your details in and then add me as a friend (send me a PM and I will confirm my full name) you will then be able to see all the stupid things I put on facebook, plus pictures (and you can post your own too!) I do need a volunteer to be admin as well as me so someone other than me can join people to the group - I dont think its an onerous task at all but just in case I get run over by a bus!..
I will then add you to the secret group and voila! a private space with no prying eyes, and you can post piccies too.
Hugs to you all,
PS - open to all BWF's on this thread whether you were there last night or not 🙂
Thank you for an absolutly fantastic weekend, it was lovely to meet you all and see you in person. I'm still smiling at some of the discussions we had!!
Morning all, i hope everyone got home safely from last night..what a fabulous group of ladies we were (not sure the hotel staff will agree though????)
Still shaking my head and smiling at 2-3 time a week!!!!(Ruby you are fantastic!!)
My balloon was very quickly confiscated by the princess this morning, but the butterfly has a special place on the notice board (thank you so much for such thoughtful gifts).
Birds without fat.... will not be starting today as i have just made a yummy Lemon Yoghurt cake, Rocky Road next and Princess and I made meringue nests with fromage frais and fruit to have for desert after the roast beef dinner (with edible roast spuds!!!)
Well had better go and spend another hour in the kitchen (just wouldn't be a Sunday if i didn't spend the whole day cooking)
Love to all as Always
Here I am sitting in my bedroom at the Falstaff Hotel in Leamington Spa. Just about to go down for breakfast.
Just wanted to say that meeting everyone last night was just as good as I thought it would be. Despite the lock on my door failing and having to sit on the floor with my pink balloon whilst the hotel people tried to fix it.
I think you are all amazing women and I am proud to know you. WE ROCK!!!!!!!
So, from birds without feathers, to birds with feathers. I think the next stage agreed last night was birds without fat!!
Hope you all managed to keep your balloons and butterflies!
p.s. Ruby, you are inspirational, not just because of what you have been through but also the 3 to 4 times a week comment. WTF!! For me it's more like 3 to 4 times a year (or it was over the past ten months). I am hoping to improve on that!
Have a really great time,girls. Wish I could be there.
Will raise a glass(or 2!) to you all tomorrow evening.
I am packing some tenalady and tissues too. I am hoping there will be lots of tears from laughing to wipe away.
AA route planner on the internet says it will take me 2 hours and 14 mins to get there. I aim to set of at about 1pm so should be there shortly after 3. Just in time for afternoon tea or something stronger depending on how the traffic was.
Yes Pavlina Definately gaining weight but think combination of tablets and comfort food. Will try harder after the weekend.
Maybe you need some Tena lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
See you all tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!