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Tuesday, 23 May 2017


Two weeks since my last post and lots of making and socialising has past. The first, are these three lined pinafores a piece of old Ikea fabric given to me by my friend Tina.

More Moomins, pink and striped

Fabric given to me by my Mum, left over from a dress my Mum made for a party. I made these three skater skirts. 

and two lovely gathered skirt dresses, unique and perfect for Summer 

Upcycled big bright daisy print.

Pale pink Moomins

Well, the partying started with my Mums 70's 70th party everyone got into the spirit and had  a great night.

The sun came out, and what started as a quick walk to the beach ended up with us meeting up with friends, a few beers and a few hours later we returned home to pack for our trip to London 

A great couple of days in London, catching up with old friends. A meal at Zedels Brasserie, a stroll along the Portobello Road for a few drinks, breakfast with a friend from Belfast who had been house sitting, a trip to Kingston to see friends for a meal, and getting signed up  for a pub quiz. A lovely Italian lunch, and meeting my friends gorgeous daughter for the first time. Huge thanks to my Mum and Dad for looking after the girls

Back from London on Friday, Bella was off to a skating party and Mabel and me went to China Blue  for cake and china painting

The sun shone on Sunday and we went to our first BBQ of the year to celebrate our friends birthday. We spent the afternoon eating some lovely food and relaxing in the sun, only briefly disturbed by Mabel falling into the pond fully clothed! Cloudy lemonade for me, as I had to start my steroids for chemo on Monday. Joy!

Haven't taken many photos of the girls together for a long time. I thought these really summed up their differences. Mabel the rock chick, leather jacket and Rolling Stones t shirt and Book Chick Bella looking demure in off the shoulder top and messy bun. 

Maths and literacy are not Mabel's favourite things in the world, but drawing and art is where she excels. She was asked to draw a picture of the school for a governor who was retiring, and here it is. 

chemo update. 

Earlier this week I attended a make up course "Look Good, Feel Better" organised by the MacMillan Trust. There were seven of us, different ages and various stages of breast cancer treatment. Speaking of my impending surgery, a couple of the women asked if I'd like to see their reconstructions. So make up course finished a lovely bag of free gifts including Chanel nail varnish, Liz Earle moisturiser and shower gel and Lancome eye serum, we retired to the toilet. In a rather surreal way, there I was inspecting the new breasts of women I had only known for all of two hours. Don't you just love women!

I'm now 2 days post chemo number 5. I feel like I know the procedure now, how I'm going to feel and on what days. I'm so looking forward to June 12th, my last one. 

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