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A Weekend Break

November 2, 2009

8th Aug 2007

Mrs D has a couple of very good friends who emigrated to Australia several years ago to join their son and grandchildren who had moved there from the U.K. Their granddaughter later returned to the U.K. – met a young man, fell in love and married him on Saturday. Mrs D and I were invited to attend the ceremony and the reception afterwards. There were a few ‘hiccups’ leading up to the ‘big day’ but a local radio station responded to a plea for help (finding a photographer after original cancelled at last minute and alternative honeymoon accommodation when original venue came under several feet of water as a result of the recent floods to hit Britain following days of torrential rain).

The weather was kind on the day and the bride looked radiant.

The following day was the Birmingham Carnival when our local park is transformed for the day with funfair, large stages for live music performances, and lots of stalls.

A large procession wends its weary way through the streets to Birmingham on way to the park.

The sun always shines for the carnival and this year was no exception with Sunday being the hottest day of the year so far.

The weekend was a welcome break for Mrs D. She thoroughly enjoyed the wedding – not least because it gave her the opportunity to mix with people and forget for a while the cancer that hangs over her. Monday it was back down to earth though as we spent most of the day at the hospital undergoing blood tests, chest X-rays, and having a lengthy chat with one of the oncology nurses who talked us through the chemotherapy procedure explaining what was involved, likely side-effects, what we could and couldn’t do while undergoing treatment, and answering our questions.

Her first course of treatment starts tomorrow.

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 2, 2009 8:20 am

    A very pleasant lull before…

    BTW Hit count getting more per post?

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