I feel dreadful that I have lapsed with my blog following. I have missed a few posts from some of the people I love to follow, and am trying hard to catch up. I have read others and sometimes not commented, and that leads me to feel that I am not joining in the continuing dialogue that I love so much, and is so much a part of this blogging experience.
So apologies all round, and I will catch up, but it may take some time.
I am about to go back to France after a quick 2 week visit back to Yorkshire. I had 3 hospital appointments....a scan, the results and a session with a counsellor.
All went well, I am still “ all clear”, which was good to hear.
So, here is a very quick record of the last couple of weeks.
Daughter Jess ran in a 5K Race for Life event in Sefton Park in Liverpool. Jess is not an athlete at all, and had never run 5K before. I was so proud of her, for making the commitment to do it, for completing it with such style, and for raising about £250 for cancer research.
It was an emotional event......my wig was removed for the first time in public, and the event itself was brilliantly organised. It helped that the weather was so lovely. Watching 4000 women run, raising money for a cause that has become incredibly close to our hearts was very powerful.
Inside the flat....not very tidy ! Clothes horse on the right.....she'll realise she's not in student accommodation soon I hope.
We watched Andy Murray win the Wimbledon men's singles final in the flat, with Jess, her friend Emily, both their boyfriends and Jess's boyfriend's parents. Actually, Jess's boyfriend's dad didn't watch much of it as he was busy constructing an IKEA wardrobe for Jess, while we cheered Murray to victory.
We stayed overnight in Liverpool, in order to be able to be up bright and early the next day, for Jess's graduation.
|proud father with Jess|
|proud mother with Jess|
|Jess with Matty, outside the drama building, with the Anglican cathedral in the background...which is where the graduation ceremony took place|
|Excitement as Jess opens her graduation gift from Matty|
|more excitement from our very own drama queen|
|shattered, feet hurting from the ridiculous high heels, Jess and friend Caitlin, walking back to the flat|