Tuesday 15 September 2009

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside .........Cycle 3, Day 15

Steve reminded me this morning that it's been five long weeks since we had a Tuesday free of hospital visits. To make the most of this rare event, we were back on the road again today to resume our tour of NT properties within striking distance of home.

Today we visited Tyntesfield - a Victorian country house and estate in Somerset where you can witness the restoration in progress, including climbing up to roof level on scaffold stairs. Spectacular! Decided that we must go back to see the finished works in 2012 - another target, Steve!

On the way home, we called into Bristol to deliver a (belated) birthday present to Jack, via a short detour to Clevedon - our first visit to the British coast this year. No brass band to greet us, but a bandstand, a prom and a little gem of a grade I listed pier, swathed in sunlight as the clouds cleared. Not to mention a very friendly group of locals taking their daily dip in the Bristol channel! Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside....

We indulged in cakes with our morning coffee and afternoon tea to help Steve stave off nausea.  Not quite the protein-rich diet we are trying to aim for (sorry, Maralyn!) However, we decided to treat ourselves on this rather extraordinary Tuesday, bearing in mind that this time next week we'll be back on our heads with another very LONG day at hospital.  

Tomorrow is another milestone - three months since diagnosis. How's it been for us?  Watch this space.....

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