Wednesday, December 26, 2012

A Quiet Christmas

Blogging has taken a bit of a 'backseat' over the last few weeks, partly due to the lack of boating  activity, the build up to the festive period and the regular trips to hospital to visit John's Mum. As a result, our Christmas has been a quiet and reflective one for the most part, although over indulgence on Christmas Day feels like it has taken its toll.

Following on from my last post a fortnight ago, Santa did bring me a new bike so that I can get into training for the charity bike ride in May and I've bought a 'turbo trainer' so that I can do some of the training at home - it enables you to 'ride' the bike and go nowhere !!

Much of our time has been spent at the hospital lately, and Christmas Day was no different. John's Mum had surgery two weeks ago to relieve some symptoms and is now back in the Nightingale Macmillan Unit. 

Mum enjoying some homemade trifle.
Although she is still very weak, she managed to enjoy Christmas (despite having to have a blood transfusion) and the staff in the unit are just the best. We had carol singers on Christmas Eve, Christmas dinner and crackers and the atmosphere has been tremendous thanks to the hard working and caring staff, together with volunteers. It makes you realise that there are still an awful lot of good people out there and me even more determined to do this ride.

This will probably be our last post for 2012. Blogging was new to us this year and it has been an enjoyable experience and enabled us to meet folks that we never would have met and hopefully many more that we are still to meet - maybe out on the cut in 2013.

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