Monday, 13 October 2008


I've just been in Spain for a week with two of my favourite girls.  Mrs T (famous for here advice on how to cope with cancer) and Mrs M.  My family house in Spain is amazing (although I say so myself).  The girls are fantastically spoilt (especially Mrs T) but even they were very impressed with their accommodation. Every room has a bathroom en-suit and the rooms are fantastically comfortable,with down pillows, linen sheets and soft wool blankets.  

My darling Mother loves hotels and has an obsession with the bathroom bits so is always collecting them and tipping the maids to gets extra.  These all go to Spain to decorate the bathrooms.  Each room has a different hotel theme.  I was the latest hotel they stayed in, in Saville.  Th parents went there for their wedding anniversary last month (they are still ridiculously romantic).

We had the whole house to ourselves which is a first for me.  I was very tired after the Radiotherapy and was so thrilled that they were happy just lounging around the house, which is all I wanted to do.  The week went so fast and looking back we hardly left the house.  We went to the supermarket, two restaurants and one walk!  Apart from that we just lounged.  We all took projects, me book club book and a carding I'm making for new niece (with more hair than me), Mrs M a drawing project and Mrs T lots of classic books.  Guess what we did none of them.  To be honest I have no idea what we did do!  All I know is that the time went very fast.  Mrs M did teach me the most horrifically addictive card game.  Don't remember the name but I happily played it till the early hours.

My treatment is now all over.  I go back to the hospital on the 21st November to see how well it all went.  I don't think they give the all clear with breast cancer they just keep checking you for a while and the checks get fewer and further apart until they feel you are OK.  Which I think is a good sign.  I've got a very butch hair style and am longing for it to grow longer.  As my darling nephew said "Lou you look like a man in a dress"!!!

I've had some very exciting news financially.  I had some shares in what I thought was a dead company but it appears not.  In this awful time of impending depression I've managed to sell them very very well, which is unbelievable.  Sadly most of the money has already gone but at least I'm not facing the future with any financial worries.

So am back to work tomorrow and this time its hopefully forever with no long breaks.  

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