Sunday 22nd January 2017

Just a brief Blog just to keep things up to date.

Yesterday was a celebration for Eleanor’s birthday and she does not look like a 60 year old and I am so proud of her after a marriage of 41 years. We had the family together for a celebration and had some great food and company. Great to see the 8, 3 and 1 years old playing and Eleanor should be so proud and we are both happy for this special day.

I have not spoken too much about the tumour and this has completed the 6 month Chemo treatment. My mistake in ordering more, steroids and there is some mix up with our doctors and Clatterbridge. This being the case that I have decided that I will try to stop the steroids, which are only 1/2 mg. This gives a boost to the energy especially when you are going through the 5 day periods. This is day two with no steroids and I definitely feel a difference and just want to sleep or just sit and this could possibly be the very busy last two days. Hopefully when you don’t take the steroids then the body starts to compensate.

Plenty of TV and I wish that I could be bothered reading or, when I find it difficult to concentrate, I am missing this opportunity to learn. I then have decided to learn the guitar and today has purchased an instrument for £15 from Ebay and it may be as good as my Elvis one when I was about eight!!

The other thing is to learn Tai Chi  and will be taking some instruction. I supposed I will feel a but stupid when I start be I am not bothered.

So have a couple of challenged and hopefully people will be driven daft with my strumming.


All the best




Tuesday 18th Feb 2017

Just an-article on the danger of us being zapped constantly. For 20 years I held a mobile to my ear, sometimes roasting and exactly the same spot I got brain cancer. I have been assured that there was no evidence but…….

Great article in health magazine and please take note. 

All the best

Tuesday 17th Feb 2017

Morning from Glasgow.

Week after taking the sixth month for the Chemo and feeling better every day. The sluggish feeling will never go away but hey ho. Only the stomach pill and half a steroid. I am pumping each day with veg and fruit and various oils, 3,6 and 9 stopping me squeeking and powders, green all I know and tastes rotten. 

Had a lovely time yesterday with a Irene and Donald Mckeller who we hadn’t seen for 35 years and we had great chat about when we were kids. Donald helped me in a tight time then and thanks. He also has a boat on Loch Lomand so I will grovel!! 

Waiting for street cleaner this morning to talk about improvement of their quality and then she will have a surprise when I volunteer to nag her daily on other areas and possibly contact Nic Sturgeon.

Down to Ayr to see the clan today. 

All the best.

Saturday 11th 2017

On the Virgin way to Glasgow.

Had the consultation with Dr Shenoy at Clatterbridge yesterday and to discuss the last Chemo treatment for a normal and also the extension for another six months. This is not happening in the U.K. and will be an unofficial trial as being looked at in America. I have thanked  of this opportunity and have been able keep the blood , diet and exercise. 

Started the Chemo pills today from today and ‘bring it on’

Looking to seeing Ellie and wee Joe who is also trying out natural ‘calmer’ and after one day is a mini miracle.

All the best.

Wednesday 6th January 17

You haven’t heard from me but all ok and just looking forward great time with Ellie. I am off from Glasgow and to Chester and look forward family and back for sixth Chemo session and how stilly blood ok them I am privileged to continue Chemo trials for six months as being used in America. Will back on Saturday to see Ellie and wee joe in Glasgow for a wonderful time.

Hope you have a wonderful 2017 and enjoy every second.

Monday 7th November 2016

Unsettled last night and not anything to be done with France. Went to bed early with pills laid out for routine. Got showered and walked to baker for croissants.

Into Nice for a walk about.

Had a visit to the antique market and made a purchase of €10 for two ceiling roses needed for two chandeliers. Lunch at our favourite lunch looking onto the market. Met a lovely Danish couple with a 7 month baby and had a great chat about CEO Save the  Children and how the her ex Prime Minister married to Simon Kinnock. They don’t like her -good.

Ellie continued on bus and I dropped off for a sleep. 

Messed around preparing to paint furniture 

Sleep well.

Sunday 6th November 2016

Morning folks and it is before 4am and we are getting up to drive to Liverpool and fly to Nice. Today is0 the second of the chemo treatment with a five day period. I kno I will be a bit tired but rather be in Villefranche.

We park at Sky Park which is fantastic and only a couple of minutes to terminal. Using the executive lounge serves bacon rolls and good coffee and FREE. The plane was cold as this was first flight and with only 56 passengers it was like a private jet. Hopefully JP saw that comment!

At Nice noticed how they have stuck the bus fares  up however it was €12 instead of a taxi at €70. Nice is a paradise to come to with the light blue sea colour. Everyone is walking along prom or jogging and enjoying the maximum of the weather.

Arrived in my V and down for lunch in sunshine Croque Monsieur, heaven.

I the afternoon down to a carboot at the end of the beach and sat in the sunshine watching the busy and enjoyed the rest atmosphere.  What a wonderful place. Will send you some later.

PIzza later and bed.