A bit late in the day to be joining WOYWW but I thought I’d pop in, even though I haven’t done any art (again…).
My long-awaited bus pass arrived this week so my hubby took me out for an experimental run today so I’d know where the various stops were, and which buses to catch. That side of things went really well, and it was a lovely sunny day so we didn’t get wet, but getting the buggy on and off the bus was a total nightmare! Most of the buses around here are fully wheelchair accessible with ramps etc. but Betsy, my small buggy (as opposed to Bertha, the big one – and there’s no way she’d get on the bus!) was very difficult to manoeuvre around and I kept jamming her handlebars against the grab rails in the bus. I think we probably delayed the whole of Torquay’s bus service with our shunting back and forth but everyone (passengers and drivers!) were very patient with us! Next time I’m definitely going with the wheelchair which is a lot more manoeuvrable in a small space, and never again will I attempt to get a buggy on the bus!!
I have enrolled on a course being run at the Lodge, the cancer support centre in the hospital grounds, called “Moving On from Cancer” which I heard about last week when I went for the relaxation session. It will run on 5 successive Tuesdays. It starts next Tuesday and I’m going on the bus!! Freeeedom! (My hubby has started moaning about all the lifts I keep wanting, because it’s stopping him doing what he wants to do! He never moaned last year when I was ill, but now I’m well, I’m proving a bit of a nuisance lol!)
At the weekend a man called round who knew my hubby. His father had recently died and they were clearing out his house, and he had absolutely tons of art books and materials and he brought them round for us to go through! There is no way we can keep, or need, all of it, but we both made our selections.
So this is what is on my desk this week for WOYWW!
I won’t go through it all now or it will take too long but I am going to do a separate post about all this stuff.
Today my birthday present from my hubby arrived!
These Infusions paints are just out and I’ve been waiting for them for ages, trying to source them, and then when I did order them, they took a while to come. They are here now and I’m looking forward to trying them. They work on the same principle as Brushos but the colours are more muted and subtle.
Last week I was browsing Amazon (biiiig mistake!) and I found the book which has come out following the recent TV series here in the UK, “Bake Off Crème de la Crème” – previous Bake Offs have involved amateur cooks, but for the first time they assembled teams of professional pastry chefs to compete against one another. We were absolutely riveted by the series and I really wanted to learn how to do some of the stuff but of course, being a competition, they didn’t give out recipes and they rushed through everything to get each session done in the hour. So I was delighted to get the book! This is going to take my baking to a whole new level. I just need to get a few odds and ends from Ebay (I ordered some stuff last night) and I’ll be away.
Again, I’ll be doing a separate post about this.
I saw my oncologist last Thurs. and she’s very pleased with me – my cancer markers are well down into the normal range, and my liver and kidney function have crept up to normal again, as has my haemoglobin. No wonder I’m feeling so much better! They want me to have another CT scan at the end of this year and I’ve got another oncology appointment in November.
Now all I want is some time to get in the studio, and some energy to go with it!
Happy WOYWW everybody, and isn’t it great news that Julia has come through her surgery OK and is recovering at home. Thank you Jan for holding the fort in her absence!