Friday, 17 June 2016

A short post with news of visitors

Thought I ought to change the header, because the map of Suffolk that I was using came from google and I was reminded on someones blog that people do get fined for using copyrighted images. This rose will do for now until I find something more interesting. My problem is that every time I change the header it takes me an hour to remember how to do it. I always think "must make a note of what I did" but then I don't remember how I got there!

Just finished this book - very enjoyable. It's another one gleaned from the archives of the Mass Observation organisation. What I like about diaries is the immediateness of the writing. This is how people actually thought about things at the time, not what a historian thought several years later.
Small shopkeepers had to work hard during WWII; ration books, coupons and points, information constantly changing, lack of supplies and moaning customers. Most of whom didn't grin and bear it just because the country was at war.
Nothing is known about this lady before the diary and all that's known about her later years is what was written on her death certificate. She was unmarried and had no nieces or nephews, but this little bit of her life has been recorded forever.

Col had his second blood test of the week today and we were both pleased to hear that all the important things (platelets, nutrophils, red blood cells) were all creeping up nicely. This means that the stem cell treatment will be sooner rather than later. We go to Addenbrookes hospital near Cambridge one day next week for the pre-treatment check and chat and for him to sign consent forms. There is light at the end of the tunnel!

Very exciting weekend ahead with eldest daughter, son in law and baby Jacob coming from Surrey to stay - just for one night, I doubt they will be arriving very early as H say's it takes her a couple of hours to get organised  and out of the house-  and that's just to go to the shops!


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  1. I am thrilled for you that you will both be able to meet your new Grandson, exciting times.

  2. I like the header, have a fantastic weekend xx

  3. I love the new header photograph. Fantastic news about Col AND a visit to look forward to. I do hope we will get to see some pictures. Enjoy your weekend. X

  4. really pleased to hear things positive about Col's illness. Enjoy your grandson. I am fortunate that mine all live locally but even then I don't see as much of my son's children as I'd like to. Have a good weekend.

  5. Really glad col's bloods are creeping back up so he can have his stem cell treatment , I am just the same with blog changes, There are things i need to change on mine but i keep putting it off because i have forgot how to do them , I have just discovered the Local Library where i live now and have read a few books over the last month , I will have a look out for that one , I have just finished Aprons & Silver spoons , by Mollie Moran , You might like that one xxx

  6. So pleased to hear that the light is getting brighter at the end of that tunnel!! That is wonderful!

  7. I'm hoping to pick that book up this weekend. I'm just reading one called Blackberries and Bicycles but not enjoying it very much. The story is OK but I'm not in love with the authors style of writing.
    So glad to hear of Col's improvements.
    Have a wonderful day with your baby Grandson. I'm getting a few hours in with Marlowe on Saturday doing some babysitting-x-

  8. How wonderful that your grandson and family are coming for a visit. Enjoy.

    God bless.

  9. Your new header Rose picture looks beautiful - leave it there!
    So glad to hear Col is showing positive signs.

  10. The rose is lovely on your desk and header. Glad Col's test results are good. Hopefully the stem cell treatment will do things for him. Enjoy your grandbaby and family visit!! The book you shared sounds good. I wouldn't mind reading it myself. Take care and have a good weekend!!

  11. Great to hear good news, Addenbrookes is like a self contained village, everything that you need under one roof. Mind you there are miles of corridors to negotiate.

  12. Fabulous news all round. Enjoy your baby cuddles, they are the best! Xxx

  13. Love the rose - though I thought I was on the wrong blog when the map didn't! come up!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  14. Hope you have a smashing weekend.


  15. Good news about Col! Have a nice time with your visitors. That old heading of yours was on a postcard. I have one somewhere around here but the rose is very pretty

    Have a great weekend

  16. Great news all round!
    Hopefully this is the start of better things coming your way, Col's health, seeing Jacob, spnding time with family.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  17. Leave your header on for a while Sue - I love it.
    Good news about Col.
    Enjoy that new baby!

  18. That book sounds good. We have just heard we are about to add to our grand children count again!

  19. I have added this book to my wishlist, I like the sound of this one.
    We have to go to Addenbrookes once a year for my daughter to see the eye specialists, they are always fab.
    Lisa x