Tuesday, 29 November 2016

What a lovely day we had on Sunday

Last Sunday we were invited to my niece's home near Preston,about an hour away.The occasion was my bother and sister in laws Ruby wedding.Peter,my brother, married a German girl in 1965.They were wonderfully happy.They had two daughters and then Ute became ill.She had malignant melanoma.She had all the treatment,seemed to be OK and had a third child.She had almost reached the magic five year mark clear of cancer when it returned.She sadly died aged 32 ,leaving three children aged 9 ,6 and 4.We were all heartbroken.AT this time Peter was a Methodist minister .A young lady at his church helped him out when Ute was in hospital baby sitting for him.Well, to cut a long story short Peter married Janet,40 years ago last Sunday.Janet was 23 when she took on three children and the role of a minister's wife.She had never cooked,washed etc for a family.She has been AMAZING!!!They went on to have a son of their own.All four children were there on Sunday plus seven grandchildren and what a happy bunch they are.She joked that the first wash she did when they got married she was faced with 17 odd socks!!!Janet has had health problems over the years(ME) but is quite well at the moment and enjoying life.
I wanted to share this occasion with you ,with all the gloom around at the moment it was wonderful to share this truly happy day.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Any suggestions ...

I have failed to load a photo of a mountain of wool that I have.I have been making blankets,scarves,socks etc for years and have ended up with lots of part balls.Any suggestions of what I can make.Anything for charities would be fine.Hope you can come up with something.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO BLOGGER? is it only me?I can't load photos and the whole format has changed.

An update on my health,tests etc.Following a colonoscopy and an endoscopy it has been decided that I do not have IBS.I have microscopic colitis,a small hiatus hernia,acid reflux and probably Bile Acid Malabsorption.Nothing nasty turned up.Phew!I am now trying two different kinds of medication and can report life is getting better.I have still lost a lot of confidence but hope as time goes on it will improve.We managed to go and see our Cambridge family two weeks ago.Four hours in the car but I was OK.We are there for Xmas which is a little daunting.

Hope you are all well.

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the USA.

Lots of love.Barbarax

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Autumn colour at Ness Gardens.

 To get to Ness Gardens on the Wirral you go through the pretty village of Burton.This thatched cottage is called Bishop Wilson's cottage and was built in 1693.

 Two more lovely cottages.
 Today was sunny but very cold.A search was made for scarves and gloves.Above red Cornus stems.
                                          A beautiful Acer.
                                       A very pleasant walk.I am feeling much brighter.Meeting up with daughter Sarah and granddaughters Emily and Ruby tomorrow.I am going to treat them to some new clothes and Grandpa will buy us lunch out,I hope.