Sunday 23 July 2023

Week 29 One Daily Positive and Project 365

What a weekend, I'm exhausted after the stress and worry with Bob and the drive and upset to Hastings.

Flying out to Australia in the morning where we're visiting Melbourne, The Whitsunday Islands and our son in Sydney and 4 nights in Kuala Lumpur on our way home. Packing has been interesting as we have 15kg luggage allowance each and need to cater for winter and beach weather during our stay.

House sitter has moved in and our neighbours and a friend are helping out with the cat and dog. We are fortunate to have such good friends, we can rely on.

198 Sunday Up and back to the hospital to say our goodbyes. It will probably be the last time my mum sees her sister. We detoured home via another Aunt and Uncle. I drove none stop from there and after dropping mum at home, I got in around 6.30pm. Cup of tea, bath and bed.

Bob getting much better.

199 Monday A long and tiring day in work, evening spent booking internal flights and accommodation in Australia.

200 Tuesday Off work with a migraine. I had to collect a prescription so Peter walked Bob with me to the local chemist. I spent most of the day in bed, but did do a little packing. Peter visited child 1 in Gloucester for the afternoon. Friend popped round in the evening.

201 Wednesday Haematologist phoned to say first gene mutation negative, still got 3 more to wait for. Work and walked into town for coffee and a bit of shopping. Was going to Youth Club but I'd got my dates wrong so Peter collected me. Back out at 7pm for staff leaving do and had a lift home. Cousin messaged to say Aunt was rallying and had eaten for herself today and got out of bed to sit in a chair.

Carnage in the cup de sac at the end of the school day.

202 Thursday Work via a blood test, then home via the nail bar. I scheduled some blog post for the first week we're away, wrote out instructions for the house sitter and watched TV.

Bought myself a new bougainvillaea, which we'll be able to take inside when the frosts come.

203 Friday Malvern Hills walk with school, home by 2pm. I managed to fall over in spectacular style landing prone, flat on my back after being catapulted in the air. Pottered around organising the last few bits of our holiday, checking in and making sure we had insurance and visa details in our hand luggage. Friend round for chips and wine.

Around 1000 of us traipsing across the hills.

204 Saturday Morning spent last minute tidying and cleaning, then out for a coffee while the washing was on. Set off for Heathrow around 3pm for a night before we fly to Australia. Cousin got in touch to say Aunt is now on a main ward and will be moving soon to a long stay hospital for physio and OT.

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  1. So sorry about your mum's sister but I am glad Bob is doing much better.
    I hope you have a wonderful trip! x

  2. Hope the travels go smoothly. Sounds like a busy week getting things organised along with appointments

  3. Hope you have a wonderful time in Australia. I am glad you have reliable people to look after your precious pets. It makes going away easier doesn't it. I am lucky my brother moves in and has our two dogs and budgie when we go away. Glad to hear Bob is on the mend x

    1. it makes going away and leaving them a lot easier with good friends

  4. Glad Bob is getting better and fingers crossed that continues to be the case. Hope you’re ok after falling over on your walk. The view from the hills is beautiful. Hope you’re having a nice time in Australia. #project365

  5. I'm so relieved that Bob is feling better but I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. Have a fab time in Australia! #project365