Round up of the week

So in the vain of wanting to update my blog more, I thought I would share with you what I have been up to this week & its been a busy one!

It’s been half term for Evie so firstly there has been the task of entertaining her (fortunately Connor still goes to nursery but its a bit more flexible in the holidays)

So the week started off with an impromptu BBQ at my dad’s house (taking full advantage of the glorious sunshine on the bank holiday). Tuesday my mum in law had the children for the day (bliss but it means I have to play catch up with food shopping & coursework) & I had the nurse out to take bloods ready for treatment on Thursday. The bloods were taken without any problem & the nurse even told me that he had bumped into my old oncologist, who had been asking how I was. It really struck a chord with me to think that even a year after she stopped working at the hospital she still thinks of her old patients (see, the NHS isn’t all bad).

Wednesday was the mummy/daughter day I had planned over 6 weeks ago. I took Evie to Emma Bridgewater in Stoke to see how it’s all made and to paint some things for us as souvenirs. I found it absolutely fascinating to see the whole process of how its made (& now understand why it isn’t cheap!). I think Evie’s favourite part was the painting as she couldn’t wait to get started once she had chosen a plate.

I even painted some mugs myself (why should Evie have all the fun?)

Thursday was our busiest day though. After dropping Connor off at nursery, it was off to take some photos for my coursework and a little bit of shopping so Tom could do some more work in the hall and landing (he’s nearly finished decorating then it’s time for me to do the finishing touches). At 11:30am the nurse arrived and it was time to get hooked up and jabbed (yep it was all four treatments-lucky me). Although I should enjoy the nurse coming & having the opportunity to sit and just watch tv, I had other things on my mind. Firstly, packing! Yes Tom & I were going away for the evening and the monkeys were having a sleepover at my dad’s house. When I originally booked it, I wasn’t due treatment this week however since I was ill last week it had to be postponed. So once treatment was over, we were off!

For Christmas, my dad had given us a gift experience of a nights stay at Ruthin Castle. It was a beautiful castle with so much history (including Tudor- my favourite). We had a lovely 3 course meal last night & a good nosey around (it was funny sneaking around and we found the mediaeval banqueting hall!). This morning after breakfast we took a lovely stroll around the grounds before heading home. It was a lovely end to the week.

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So it’s back to work on my assignment this weekend. I’m hoping to finish it all this week, ready to start the next module.

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