Saturday, 29 October 2011

Milestone, Sally and the journey

Well another birthday enjoyed and a another target met! We went to E.Sussex for a couple of days away. We visited Bodiam Castle – beautiful, Battle Abbey – a pleasant surprise, and Sedlescombe Vineyard where we purchased a few bottles of organic English wine. We also bought some famous Battle bangers!
We now have Sally the Sat Nav to guide us on our journeys. She speaks very gently and makes a happy sound to inform Alan when he needs to slow down. This works so much better than me shouting ‘Alan slow down’! But Sally does sometimes get it wrong like ‘continue forward’ when all you can see is a brick wall! The best bit is ‘Make a U-turn when convenient’. We had a couple of those instructions on our way home from Sussex to Kent and we found ourselves on a long, narrow country lanes which twisted and turned and we appeared to be in the middle of nowhere but we caught up with ourselves after  a few miles and back on the route we recognised.
That made me think that life is a bit like that journey. You are tootling along quite nicely doing OK then suddenly out of the blue something happens that knocks you off course and that can be very confusing and frightening. But given time and corrective treatment you can eventually get back on track. Well I am about to embark on one of those ‘not quite sure where this will lead’ kind of journeys as I prepare myself for the next round of chemo and the drug trial. I feel positive that Alan and I will get to end of that particular journey safely albeit with a few wobbles along the way.
As much as I love Sally I wish she would say ‘roundabout’ properly – she says it as if it is two words with the emphasis on ‘about’ .
Thanks for popping by today. Tess x


  1. I am glad that you had such a relaxing time Tess, it is lovely to know that you are so positive.
    Sally sounds like a good friend
    Trish xxx

  2. Glad you've had such a good time Tess, enjoy your bangers and of course the wine
    Claire xx

  3. A lovely post Tess and so pleased you had a good few days away.
    I have to agree about your 'Sally' as I have one of my own and she always tells me to go in the opposite direction to the way I know. I am still learning how to use it so have it switched on when I KNOW where I am going.
    Congratulations on another 'Target' met and hope you had a super birthday.
    I will be thinking of you both this week as you embark on the next round of treatment and trials.
    Love & Hugs
    Christine xxx

  4. Beautiful photograph and it sounds like you had a lovely time. Thinking of you as you embark on the new treatment.
    hugs Jen x

  5. Lovely to get away and refuel before the treatment begins.
    Yes another journey but we will get there and fight again.
    Love Mavis