It's nice to get away. To break the shackles of the chemotherapy weeks. The biweekly trips to clinic 7 and Ingham award which force me to be in Lincoln. Every third week is a week off - it's a small respite as Instill need to visit my consultant on Thursday but it frees up the [...]
The blackbird chirps away behind my window. Gladly greeting the morning. Regret not taking the sleeping tablet. It's been a steroid sleep. Wakeful hours. Toilet trips. Soon the midsummer sun will rise. A new day. An Abingdon day. Here to celebrate. A birthday. Nineteen Years on. Happy Birthday Son!
A submission to this week's photo challenge: Transient At Easter before Inreturned for treatment I was on holiday in Diani Beach near Mombassa staying at SiltsBackpackers. This is famed for its nightly Bush Baby feeding - where these otherwise shy nocturnal primates have enjoy a nightly banana feed on tbe balcony. They are there for only [...]
A submission to this week's photo challenge : Focus. Taking photos of the night sky is difficult - my Canon EOS 70D needed a lot of tweaking to get something and in truth my inexperience got less than focused shots of the sky on that occasion. It was however, too good an opportunity to miss [...]
A contribution to this weeks new photo challenge:Focus Sometimes you focus on something different. In this case the yellow-billed oxpeckers sat upon the giraffe. Taken in the Serengeti, December 2015.
A contribution to this week's photo challenge :Order A couple of years ago I spent some time in Vietnam as part of a trip to South East Asia. The markets there were fascinating. The produce piled up in ordered displays.
We left Tanzania on the 2nd April, for a family holiday in Kenya. I would not return again. When I eventually returned to the UK for treatment on the 18th April I came with a small bag of holiday clothes totally unsuited for the British Spring. I was able to add a small number of [...]
It would be fair to say that life is becoming routine. Six weeks after my return to England and three weeks after I was released from hospital there is a new equilibrium. Life has changed do much in the past month and as the tornado disperses I am now finding myself in a calmer place [...]
Today is our twenty second wedding anniversary. We are spending it over 4000 miles apart. The toughest part for both of us has been the trans-continental split in the family. We have been apart for over almost six weeks and will be for almost two months more. The challenge of the Myeloma and its treatments [...]
I am stuck in a side ward a room no bigger than 5m by 3m at it's biggest. The outbreak of vomiting virus means that I have not been out of the room for almost 5 days. It would be very easy to go 'stir crazy' in here. In fact since Maunday Thursday (April 13th) [...]
The past two and a half weeks have been a whirlwind. It seemed that for a long time my body was struggling on with all of the various ailments I was suffering which I put down to age and aching muscles and I carried on virtually unaffected until I broke my fibula. Even the shoulder [...]
Just over two weeks ago we were enjoying life on the equator and soaking up the sun on Diani Beach, South of Mombasa in Kenya and visiting Nairobi. I had just accepted the role of Head of ICT at International School Seychelles in the middle of the Indian Ocean - we were moving there [...]