Ashamed to say it’s over a year since I wrote my last blog post. I had a pause while I got to grips with training for a new job doing health education in schools, then never got round to taking it up again. So in the spirit of an annual ’round robin’ here’s a very brief outline of some of our family’s highs and lows of the past year.
The bad news: In February, my husband Garry got made redundant after 23 years in a job he loved and was brilliant at.
The good news: He’s still doing the work he loves but now he’s the boss – result!
The bad news: In March, our eldest son Chris injured his knee so badly when out slack-lining (don’t ask) that he now needs an operation to fix it.
Hahahaha just my little joke – I meant he was able to get on with his longtime ambition to take a comedy magic show to the Edinburgh Fringe, the biggest arts festival in the world.
And although there were over three thousand performers to choose from, every single day a crowd piled into Chris’s show until it was bursting at the seams and garnered a clutch of glowing reviews. Read about his amazing August here.
The bad news: This month, I’ve been diagnosed with breast cancer after a routine check.
The good news: It’s early stage and very treatable.
The good news: I get a hi-tech implant built using pigskin, which means my boobs will hereafter be known as Pinky and Perky.
The good news: We’ve scored the box set of Father Ted for some post-op laughter therapy 🙂 Any more suggestions for happiness boosts gratefully received!
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