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Toddling onwards

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G'day all!

Just a quickie - I am being a very bad blogger. But I have been blogging for over seven years now. My 7th blogiversary was 10 days ago, and I totally forgot all about it, like I do every year!

I have a pair of socks to show off, if I ever remember to get pics of the finished items. I finished DH's Tardis socks in time for his birthday, though I did not put the police box words on them as I need a much lighter weight thread for that - the sock yarn was too heavyweight.



We had a most excellent party at one of our favourite restaurants here (Haiphong Harbour I think it is). 24 of Nathan's closest friends up here in Sydney. I had a lovely time crapping on (aka talking to people). Nathan made various of us get up and move around the room, reshuffling the deck to get people to talk to different people. At first I started off talking to people that I know reasonably well, and then moved to other people only two of whom I had talked to before, though that turned …

His baby takes the evening train

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G'day all!I am on my way back to Sydney. I'm taking the train and bringing my bike with me. I decided to cough up for first class in hope that I don't get sitting next to me a pimply fifteen year old heavy smoker who has a nasty skin condition involving a lot of peeling skin which he can't leave alone... ShudderI am glad I didn't have to move the bike and my luggage more than about half a kilometre... As it is, I'm knackered!Oh we are off (and as I love to say, we are going as well - does off have a meaning of rotting and being stinky issue of oz and nz?).Anon!
Ps hope the pic isn't rotated but it is fairly much how I feel as present...

White bloom

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G'day all!Some lovely spring blooms for you against a blue blue sky :)Tests all came back clear, hooray! I am looking forward to getting back to Sydney and having a rest! I've been on the social rounds for days now and this hermit needs a break. I'm not used to seeing so many people 8)I have three days to finish nathan's birthday socks. Pity I forgot to take them to the clinic with me, I could have had a good hour of knitting instead.  Tomorrow evening me and my bike are off to Sydney on the train. I'm going first class :)  Percy the bike will be in a box...And it looks like I have to book tickets to the usa too!Anon!

Sunday arvo on the Yarra

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Tres bon indeed:-)

My bad

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G'day all!I am very bad today. The airport had a shop with all these pretty watches, a rainbow wall of colour and umm, I succumbed. $20. My old watch still works but I broke the strap and in trying to make a new strap lost half the buckle.Very tempted by a pink watch and a blue one and a purple one... And a green one...Off to Melbourne in minutes for my mammo and ct scan. Hope my new watch distracts me :)Anon!

Greenthings

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G'day all!Spring is certainly in the air :-)Trees are starting to leaf out and I am sitting waiting for the bus home in tshirt (and pants you will be pleased to know no doubt...).Tis very nice. I just wish I could get a shot of the tshirt I am wearing.  It appears that my arms are not long enough to take a picture of my side.In another week I should have at last finished dh's socks. I started them in January or February and they still aren't done. Won't it be nice to see some crafting pics on this blog?On Thursday I have to fly to Melbourne for the next round of cancer surveillance tests. I did the bloods last week locally (and you should have seen the bruising I got! I've still got a yellow patch on the inside of my elbow).  Then I find out how things are going in a week from today.Thanks for all your kind comments from the last post, I really need to follow up all those that I can...anon!

One year

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G'day all!

A year ago today I was in home after spending two days in hospital. I was recovering from surgery. The cancer had been cut out of me and was gone, hopefully never to return. Time will tell on that score!

What an amazing year it has been. So many things have happened and not necessarily good things. DH got a job in Sydney and had to move 500 miles away from me. I recovered from the operation and then did radiotherapy basically on my own, with some help from friends and family. Some friends offered me a job, a job that I enjoy. I hope I am giving them back as much value and friendship as they have me. DH was diagnosed with ADD and has continued to struggle with the repercussions of that to this day. His meds have made a big difference but when you've struggled all your adult life with being so clever yet feel like such an idiot because things that come easily to others do not come easily to you.... Two of Nathan's cousins have married, and I have been re…