This all started on Sunday with an invite to see Mrs Nicholls for afternoon tea. How splendid! We had a lovely time with Colin and Mrs N sharing memories of 30+ years ago and rounded it all off with a private tour of the spectacular garden.
On Monday we set off for the Water Parks at South Cerney and had a walk in the very warm weather by the Thames and Severn Canal following a light lunch. From the size and state of the locks, we won't be offering to help restore them! Another cup of tea and we headed for home.
Tuesday was obliterated with visitors - the Telecare person installing a new alarm (altho' we'll have to see how long we really need this with Colin's progress) and the Carers' worker explaining what other help can be obtained.
We made a trip over to West Malvern on Wednesday to visit Colin's 'colleagues' at the Regents College. It was lovely to meet up with them again, enjoying their hospitality (and cakes!) in the sunshine. Whilst it was a progress update of a sort it was also good to see if there was a possibility of Colin returning to some of his volunteering again in the library.
Thursday saw another visit to the GP and then on to Upton to visit an 'old' friend before going on to the Map Shop to purchase another (yes!) OS Map.
The week was well rounded off with a (last?) visit from the District Nurse to remove the stitches put in last week. What a sad(?) day - the last remnants of the Chemo finally taken away! Then in the afternoon we both enjoyed good company of friends and their delightful cooking (yes more cakes - see any pattern?) in Powick. It was lovely to see them again in more restful surroundings - the last time it was in a hospital.
Very soon we shall post a more important update with our findings of the condition which afflicted Colin - so keep watching.
Colin and Jane.