Monday, 19 March 2012

A Good Week

It has  been a good week.
We had some friends visit last week from Enfield – great to see you Harry, Jacky and Ray. We visited the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate to see their current exhibition – Turner and the Elements. Turner is not my favourite artist – I have a theory that all his sploggy skies cover a multitude of mistakes! 
The flowers you brought Jacky are stunning now – all the buds have opened.
Tuesday’s and Thursday’s hospital trips to Maidstone were  fine – just the usual delays which we have learned to live with. I had the trial drug and Day 1 of  the last chemo session. I have Day 8’s chemo this Thursday and then it is finished.
Mother’s Day was just perfect. I opened an email from my granddaughter in Toronto wishing me a Happy NanaTess Day – such a clever girl for 9 months old.

I received a lovely bouquet from them later in the morning. The flowers are shown on the top of this blog entry. Then a Skype call in the evening – they were all looking so happy.
To complete my perfect day my son Jon and grandson Ethan came to visit. How gorgeous Ethan is now – running everywhere and great fun – I allowed him to splash the water in the birdbath and he loved it but got soaking wet (he doesn’t yet understand ‘gentle’). Anyway he had a change of clothes so no problem and I have found I can get away with anything now and no one tells me off! Received more pressies – a hand (or rather foot) painted pot from Ethan and some scrummy bath products from Jon – thanks guys.

Alan (just call him Masterchef) cooked a great roast pork lunch for us all – it was yummy!

Here is a photo of Jon, Ethan and myself.

Today was another gloriously sunny one so we decided to take a trip into Canterbury – some retail therapy and a fab lunch in Carluccio’s. It was lovely to see all the daffodils open and dancing in the breeze all around the city walls.
So yes it has been a very good week – lots of fun and lots of laughs.
Tomorrow sees the start of another busy few days medical wise – blood tests, CT scan, drug trial and the final chemo session.Onwards and Upwards!
Tess x


  1. Looks like you have had a fab time Tess, beautiful flowers and beautiful babies too :-)
    I hope the next round of treatment goes well
    Claire xx

  2. Delighted to see you enjoying life Tess! Linda and Steve xxx

  3. What a lovely time you have had, Tess. Your grandchildren are absolutely lovely.

    Janet xx

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend Tess, so pleased for you. The two little ones are adorable
    Beryl x

  5. So glad you had such a lovely time. Your family sound wonderful and the grandchildren so lovely.
    Jen x

  6. Glad it was such a good day, here's looking forward to the end of the chemo and fingers crossed for good results

  7. Bernard and Margaret21 March 2012 at 03:30

    Smashing to hear you so happy . Hope that the treatment during these days will not be too uncomfortable.
    Both you ,Tess and Alan are made of the best stuff !

    Love, Margaret and Benard

  8. Sorry I haven't commented much these last few months due to internet connections in Spain. Lovely to catch up on your latest news and see the lovely photos of you and the family. You are constantly in my thoughts. I will get in touch very soon.
    Love and huge hugs my special friend.