My 'birthday jigsaw' from Mum arrived today. I can't wait to get started on this but first I need to find something it will fit on. I've also been given some money so I'll be having a browse on Amazon this weekend and a look around Bury on Wednesday.
Obligatory sticks of rock brought back from holiday. Matching ones for 'adopted daughter' and her boyfriend - they can argue over the silliest things - and one for Grandma Joan.
There's been lots of whispering and secret wrapping going on at Number 38 today. Could it be something to do with my birthday tomorrow? These presents appeared on the fireplace while I was upstairs putting the ironing away.
And these cake boxes were found in the kitchen.
Mark has been sat in A&E for 3 hours with Tom this afternoon. He was supposed to be visiting Joan but when Mark saw him he was struggling to sit down and in a lot of pain. When he said he wanted to go to A&E we knew it must be bad. The upshot is he's been prescribed cream and senokot for the physical problem and anti-depressants and sleeping tablets to try and help him cope a bit better mentally. We did notice on holiday that he doesn't want to go to bed, (we think he's frightened of going to sleep and not waking up), and when he does nod off it's only for a couple of hours at a time. The cancer is obviously on his mind all the time and it must be wearing him out.
Tonight we are going to relax with a film a Chinese and a bottle of wine - well that's the plan, but who knows!