Thursday, August 01, 2013

Just An Update From Newport (South Wales)

We arrived in Newport to Lisa and Gwenllian waiting at Clare's house so we had a good catch up which continued in a meal out at The Man of Gwent on Chepstow Road. The others had lovely meals but my salmon salad was lacking in tomatoes, cucumber, peppers etc, it was mostly lettuce with one tiny tomato and a couple of pieces of cucumber....I should have complained but I don't like to make a fuss.

The last few days have been spent dog walking in various locations and visiting our family as well as food shopping.It's been hectic in the mornings but most afternoons have been relaxing as we stayed in avoiding the heat of the afternoons. Today is 27 degrees C and Ben is stretched out fast asleep on a rug. It's great for drying the washing but too hot for me. I definately could not survive in a hot country!

The NHS postponed Clare's operation until the 27th of August and  she's not happy about it, she just wants her life back again rather than constantly taking loads of pills to get rid of the pain. I've got everthing crossed it actually happens then. We're staying for a few more days while  the car gets serviced and  a new MOT. I've also got a mammogram, nothing to worry about just a routine three yearly appointment.

Then we're planning a boat trip on the Shroppie and Staffs & Worcester Canals down to Stourport before we retrace our steps to Whixall Marina for the end of August, so we can come back to Newport to look after Clare. Our best laid plans don't seem to happen, something always puts a spanner in the don't hold your breath.

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