Last week we had a few days away in Cumbria. Weather was mixed - it was hot and sunny for the two days we spent on the motorway - yes we were stationary a fair bit on the M6!!! We had a sunny, if fairly hot day at RSPB Leighton Moss. Here we saw much more of the reserve than we have previously as we had much more time - other times we've only been able to make a lunch stop on the way to somewhere else! We were lucky to see a pair of Marsh Harriers and of course, the usual suspects where water and reed beds are concerned. Colin had another attack of 'jelly legs' (as one of our friends now calls it) - this was at the end of the day on our way back from the furthest hide to the centre - great!! Still we managed it - eventually. We had a very wet day in Hawes and spent it with several coach parties, kids and dogs at the Creamery - yes the famous one with Gromit. On our last day we went over to Sizergh Castle to see if we could meet up with the famous Mrs Strickland (of TV fame) but alas, she must have been busy elsewhere!
We've spent the last week catching up - not an easy task! There has been much going on with which we won't bore you - but suffice to say, Jane has had enough already! We did go to the Brain Tumour Support Gloucester support group meeting on Tuesday at Maggies in Cheltenham. Discussion was around how brain tumour sufferers coped (or not) with their failing memory. We met a new couple this time - Colin and the husband shared experiences which were pretty similar - he had been fit and healthy up until he collapsed with no spell ever in hospital (just like Colin). He did, however, tell us how (alarmingly) that two hours before he collapsed he was up a step-ladder with a chainsaw!!!!! Jane and his wife shared experiences of how they are (or not) coping. It's always a good meeting.
Colin is still waiting to have his hearing aid fitted - his appointment is the last Friday in June.
Colin and Jane.