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Good Morning ladies!
Lovewine I do wish that I had someone else to go dog walking with sometimes I don’t see anybody! Occasionally the odd cyclist will go by or runner and sometimes a dog walker. Most dog walkers take their dogs in cars to the edge of the Akamas! I went at 7.00 today so it was light.🌝
I expect that you are bricking it for tomorrow but you should be reasssured that your surgeon was pleased with you! We all know this is easier said than done!🙄 Thinking of you for tomorrow! 🌻x
Joan how are you? I do hope that you feeling much better and hoping like Lovewine suggested that maybe your lump,could be an irritable bowel or something easy to rectify!
Cassie yes maybe the post was taken down because of the miracle idea? I agree with you it does feel like an invasion when someone we don’t know posts. It’s always good to hear from original ladies though!
My friend took me to Sally Lunns last year when we visited the Christmas market in Bath I had never been before! Gosh well done on the 15000 steps I struggle to hit my target of 7000 a day!😳 I did achieve over 13000 one day while we were away! I always achieve more in the UK as I walk more there. For most of the year it’s too hot to go walking in the day here!
I am meeting up with my friend from the Isle of Man today for ☕️ coffee!

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Good Morning Ladies,

 

I did notice the random post Rosie odd its been taken down, maybe the breast cancer website were not keen on the tone of it, it was a little along there can be a miracle.....  It is strange the web almost feel invaded when someone unknown posts, I know it should not because its obviously a public post.

 

The weekend was lovely Joan we did not let the weather spoil things although it was rather colder than London, we had suitable clothing though so all was well. It was nice catching up with my nephew from Bristol we met on Saturday and Sunday he was happy to meet in Bath both times and do some site seeing with us. We manged to lunch at Sally Lunns, a visit to the Abbey and the Baths a bit of shopping and an evening meal out on Sunday, we really did not need to eat out much the food for breakfast was delicious and kept us going. We were based a little outside Bath about 17 mins walk so easily doable. We walked everywhere well over 15,000 a day so hopefully the calories were kept at bay.

 

I hope for a good week for all ladies, I am sure I will have plenty of work to catch up on today, I will be thinking of you Joan.

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Good morning ladies , Rosie it is still dark too at 7.00 a.m when we walk , really hate it , but usually there are 3/4,of us and several dogs .
Joan definitely do not feel guilty having some time for yourself as Rosie says you are always thinking of everyone else ! I understand your worries about the tests etc , I remember visiting the G.P years ago with tummy problems and a hard lump I could feel very clearly in the lower area of tummy and it was irritable bowel , we have mentioned before that since chemo our digestive system has never really recovered - I know mine hasn’t. Hope you don’t have to wait too long to get your appointment , thinking of you 🌼.
I had an horrendous working day yesterday , just as I thought with double loads from everyone and today looks the same too😮
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Good morning ladies!
I have an early start at 8.15 today I am having to wait to take the dog out as it is still very dark any 6.28!
Joan you mustn’t feel quilty by a bit of self indulgence! You are always thinking of others and helping out with the GC etc.
I can well understand how you feel and hope that the hospital appointment comes through quickly so hopefully anything sinister can be elimated! Thinking of you at this worrying time!💐
Lovewine hope your day wasn’t too manic yesterday?
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Cassie, I hope you managed to enjoy your weekend in Bath. The weather here, only 30 odd miles away, was terrible Saturday and Sunday with high winds and lashing rain, and just miserable today. Hopefully more inland it was better. At least there are plenty of indoor things to see and do. 

 

Lovewine, you seem to have done very well with the weather in Cornwall - as we have discovered on many occasions its quite hard to find things to do in Cornwall in the rain, once you have visited all the NT houses several times! Good to hear your dad is continuing to improve even if still frail. Hope the workload isnt too bad this week and that the mammogram goes smoothly tomorrow, although I know the waiting for results is the worse bit. 

 

Rosie, I expect you made the most of your meal out with friends on Saturday after the evening before. It must have been a good do, though, if you stayed till 11.30 despite the lack of food. Commisserations about the ants and on irritating OHs.

 

I gave myself a very easy weekend-foregoing a trip to the theatre at Stratford and cancelling a friend who was coming to lunch on Sunday. Didnt feel too bad about that because OH took her to the theatre instead of me. Spent most of Saturday reading detective novels and watching TV, trying not to feel guilty. By last night was feeling quite a bit better but having promised OH I would still see the doc I went this morning. Wish I hadnt now because he has ordered blood tests and referral to the hospital to check out the reason for the abdominal pain I have been having since I started with the cough, which is now much better. Unfortunately I have also had loss of appetite and lost some weight and then this morning discovered an area in my tummy which seemed a bit harder than the rest. Equally unfortunately the doc  could feel it too, I thought he would tell me its my imagination. So, physically better but emotionally a bit stressed. I am determined not to think the worst but inevitably those thoughts intrude. Distracted myself this afternoon by going down to the pier office to work on the archive. I should probably have just come home again because the only artificial light had failed so the room was quite dim but it did  take my mind off things. Tomorrow hopefully work will do the same. 

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Good morning ladies!
Did any of you notice a random post from a forum member about her experiences yesterday? It appeared after my post but has now disappeared whether it was taken down by her or the forum team who knows!🤔
Lovewine glad to hear that you had a good time in Cornwall with good weather. It must be a relief for you to get back and see your dad! Good luck with the workload today!🙀
We enjoyed our meal with our friends on Saturday night and had a good old catch up! I am meeting her for coffee on Wednesday and her OH, who is a retired accountant, is going to school to help DH and the finance manager look at the cash flow and advise! He comes over twice a year and is always willing to come and offer his expert advise!
We are being invaded with ants at the moment!🙀🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜🐜
DH really excelled himself last night. I found the a/c running at 21 in the living area this morning, he had left it on all night!🙀. He was hungry and boiled some eggs and had toast, he then marinaded the chops for dinner tonight and left the chopping board in the washing up bowl unwashed! This morning it was crawling with ants!😡 I ran the tap on them!
We have several ant traps round the place which do catch the odd few! Goodness knows where they suddenly come from when there is a morsel of food left out! We had to get the dog a stand for her bowls some years ago as they would invade any left over food!😬

You will all be pleased to know that the Giraffe Stand Tall auction in Worcester raised a staggering £240,000 for the local hospice where my sister’s friend was at the end of her life.
Have a good start to the week ladies!

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Good evening ladies , back now from Cornwall after a lovely week, glorious weather and lots of fresh air and sea !
Not looking forward to the workload coming up this week and I have my mammogram on Thursday too😳
Rosie , hope you enjoyed your evening with your friends and your meal was nice. Expect it’s cooling down nicely now in Cyprus 😏
Cassie hope you have had a lovely weekend in Bath and feel rested after your busy time at work .
Joan how are you now ? Hopefully feeling a little better now .
Wildpurl hope you are ok too.
Saw Dad today and he seemed slightly better although still very frail .
Another week starts , can’t believe how quickly it goes !
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Good morning ladies!
I do hope that none of you have experienced difficulties due to the wet and windy weather? I think Wales was hit the hardest?
We continue to enjoy dry sunny warm weather although the villages in the mountains have experienced some rain! We have had the continual lightning the odd rumble of thunder but no rain yet! It will come and when it does it will be with vengeance! 😱⛈
Last night we went to a colleague’s surprise 50th party! DH and I said we would leave at 9.30 we ended up leaving after 11.30pm. Neither of us had eaten and the food provided was just snack food I managed to eat a couple of very small sausage rolls and a handful of crisps! Fortunately we went easy on the drinks!😌
Cassie I hope you have an enjoyable time in Bath with YD and the meet up with your brother.
Lovewine sadly I expect your time in Cornwall is coming to a close I do hope that you find all is well with your dad on return!
Joan are you feeling any better?
Wildpurl hope all is well in your garden after the windy spell?
Enjoy the weekend ladies.
We are having a meal tonight with our friends from the Isle of Man.I shall have the 3 course menu deal after the lack of food last night!🥗🥩🥞🤪

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Good Evening Ladies,

 

I am glad you had a lovely break in Cornwall lovewine it looks like the weather may not be too  bad over the weekend after all YD and I are off to Bath for the weekend returning Mon. We are going to meet up with my nephew from Bristol which will be lovely.

 

Its been very heavy going today at work and I had to stay late to finish a couple of things, we were in a practice meeting until 4.15 in which I took the minutes, I felt I should type them up before the weekend or my scribble would probably not mean much by Tuesday plus I will have 4 days to catch up on.

 

Have a good weekend ladies

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Good morning ladies!
Lovewine I am so pleased to hear that you are having a relaxing time in Cornwall enjoy the rest of your stay. I used to stay in a hotel near Mawgen Porth for conferences when I was HT in Cornwall! A lovely part of the country! I like the sound of the Japanese water garden what is the name of the village it is in?
A busy week here sorting resources etc.
The weather threatened to break yesterday we saw black clouds over the hills and could hear the odd rumble of thunder but it stayed in the hills!
I have experienced a few stray dogs on the dog walk! I am not very keen on the big ones when they bark!🙀 I met a beagle pup 2 days ago he was a very friendly little chap very thin he had a fluorescent colour on with no disc- obviously a hunting dog so he could be seen! Whether he was dumped or got lost I don’t know. Fortunately another lady with a small dog pg came along and he followed her home. I saw her yesterday and she said he spent all day in her garden she fed him gave him a water and a bed. He played with her dog but she had to go out in the afternoon and when she came back he had gone!😢 We haven’t seen him since. But I did see another larger dog yesterday with the same sort of fluorescent collar so maybe there are several of them in the area and he had gone back to his family?
Nearly the weekend again!
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Good morning ladies , having a very nice week in Cornwall with lots of walking and time spent relaxing which is welcome after the recent weeks !
Yesterday we travelled over to the North coast to Mawgan Porth beach and then spent the afternoon in a very sweet little village nearby which had a Japanese water garden - it was so calming and relaxing to walk around , the weather has been glorious too.
Joan I hope you feel a bit better soon , glad it didn’t spoil your trip to Bologna though.
Rosie , how annoying about the car , I dread the bills after repairs as they always seem to be much higher than I expected😮
Hope everyone is ok.
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Good morning ladies!
Joan I am so sorry that you are still not feeling better but glad that you managed to enjoy your time in Bologna. I think you definitely need to return to the doctor and give yourself a few days to do very little except rest!
Lovewine I hope you are enjoying the late summer weather in Cornwall and managing some relaxation?
DH car had a problem before we left for the UK and was worked on when we were away. Unfortunately the repair didn’t work and the mechanic is waiting for a part from the UK to repair it!😬 He has been told at least 2 weeks so it won’t get going again until we are back mid November!🙀 Fortunately we have my very small car that DH calls a go-kart!😡😢 He is glad of it at the moment!
Hope all is well with you Cassie and Wildpurl?
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Lovewine, hope you have a lovely relaxing time in Cornwall. Rosie, love the pictures of the giraffes. Dont blame you for not bidding but I hope they make lots of money for the hospice. Cassie, it must be such a relief that GS is settling into his new school although like you I think it sounds a bit odd calling them good ‘incidents’.

 

Because I was Ok in Bologna, even if not 100%, I had assumed that when I got back here I woukd continue to get better. But I seem to be pretty much back to where I was before, still with a chesty  cough and feeling exhausted. I also seem to be running a slightly raised temperature. So it may be back to the doc. Frustrating. 

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One of the many lovely views of the lakes!

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The exhibition was very well done in the Chapter house in the cathedral! All the large giraffes were arranged in circle round the outside and the little ones in an inner circle! I won’t be bidding for one they are expecting the bidding to start at £2,500 for a large giraffe!😮 The smaller ones are going back to the schools that decorated them! 

They should make a reasonable amount of money! 😌

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Good morning, nearly afternoon here! 😂
We have just fetched the dog home she is now sleeping on her sofa! The weather in much more bearable the day time temps are in top 20’s! 😀
Lovewine I hope your trip to Cornwall went well it was such a wet day yesterday!😔 We had a train delay so missed our connection to Gatwick and had to wait for the next one. We arrived just as the gate was opened! Then we sat for an hour on the runway!😬
We are off to lunch soon with some colleagues and then have to pick up some shopping!😒
Joan hope you arrived back safely and that you are now completely over your virus?
Cassie and Wildpurl hope you have both had an enjoyable weekend.
A busy 2 weeks for us here before returning on 22nd!
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An early good morning from me 😳, we leave for Cornwall early this morning and hope to arrive by late morning ,
Rosie , the giraffes were fabulous and I hope they raised lots of money for the hospice , did you get any photos of the exhibition last night ?
Joan , so glad you felt much better on your holiday and have enjoyed it , miserable if you are ill on a much needed break .
Cassie, glad to hear GS is settling in at school , such a big change for them from primary school .
How is your brother getting on with his treatment ?
Wildpurl , expect you have more time for crafting this time of year now the garden isn’t so in need of attention.?
Have a lovely weekend ladies , I hope to post next from Cornwall !
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Good Morning ladies!
Joan so glad that you felt well enough to enjoy Italy. I cant believe it is over already it’s gone very quickly!
Cassie glad to hear that GS has settled its such a big step for any child. Our GD who has just started Year 7 is having a lot of homework! 😔
Also glad to hear that the building work is coming to an end it seems to have been going on for a while!
I have a busy day today with the washing did a load yesterday when we returned to apartment.
Worcester had a Stand Tall art project over the summer and it involved about 40 giraffes all decorated and dotted around the city. They project was done to support the new building for the local hospice. All the giraffes have now been put in the chapter house in the cathedral and tickets were sold for a farewell event to visit them all in one place for the last time before they are auctioned and the proceeeds will go to the hospice. I should think they will make several thousand! I have 2 tickets to go at 5pm. They are visits every hour so hundreds of visitors must have been to see them. I think the event close on Sunday.
Ladies have a good weekend, especially you Lovewine I think you are off to Cornwall very soon!

Next post form sunny Cyprus! 😎