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  • Hello Everyone I do apologise for my absence for a while. It’s been a tough summer with several long hospital stays & immunotherapy which I’m glad to say has worked well. I’m lucky, I seem to respond well to each treatment I’m given. However due to my mutated Philadelphia negative chromosome I’m prone to relapses & after…
  • Gosh what a beautiful beach ! You are lucky to live there Rob. I miss the sea, haven’t seen it since last Sept. 😩 But I get to see mountains quite often which I’d the next best thing. My parents have just been to Wales with their caravan & sent me some lovely photos of sea & mountains. Ali XX Not quite the same weather as…
  • Hello everyone Hope you’re doing well. I’ve been in hospital nearly 3 weeks undergoing immunotherapy after a relapse. It all seems to be going well & I haven’t yet had any vile side effects. I’m not allowed out until my white blood cells reach a decent level so no idea if I’ll be here for another week or more. Normally…
  • Dear Friends Lou- great leeks, about 10x bigger than ours ! Rob- the Jersey bean crock looks a little like Cassoulet which we eat here but they use duck. It’s delicious. Unfortunately I have bad news. I’ve had a relapse & am back in hospital about to start a heavy protocol based on immunotherapy, chemo with a view to a…
  • Hi Rob Yum, fat rascals ! These last 2 years I’ve been spoiled by a friend who lives in Ilkley- near Betty’s- who’s sent me a Christmas hamper ! Their Christmas coffee is lovely, strong with a slight chocolate tinge. Your little garden is delightful, I love the wall. Before, when I lived in Paris I just had a balcony but…
  • Morning from a sunny-ish Toulouse 🌤 Makes a nice change from the last week where it’s either been grey, drizzly or pouring tho we realllly need the rain for the garden. We seem to have spent many weeks covering & uncovering plants ( as we have many cacti & succulents here) due to wild temperatures. -6c at night & 24c in…
  • Hello everyone! Im not sure where the time’s gone- we’re already end of April- wow ! I seem to have been caught up with this n that, medical appointments à gogo. As I’m off my cancer pills for a few months & my immunity is good I’m trying to catch up on things I haven’t been able to do such as dentist, optician, mammo etc.…
  • Hello Everyone & a very belated Happy Easter 🐣 Sorry for my absence, been quite busy, a lot of medical appointments. Lovely to catch up on all your news. Im feeling so much better after a really rough month. I also had the results of my 6 monthly bone marrow tests which show I’m still cancer-free & the leukaemia is still…
  • So glad to hear it Rob. Me too i had good results from my latest tests & still in remission. Phew! I was a bit worried as I’d been so so tired. So I’m feeling 💪🏻 too. Take care Ali xx
  • Hi Lou Emojis are fun, they make me smile. So today I’m also 🙂 with a touch of 💪. I find them really useful when I’m too tired to answer so just a 👍🏼 is adequate. Enjoy the day 🌷Ali xx
  • Hello everyone It’s a beautiful day here in Toulouse, clear blue sky, cold but in the sun it’s warm enough to sit outside in our bench & drink my coffee. Lovely to see all the blossom & spring flowers out. Im feeling so much better, appetite is back. I had a good heart check up on Monday, everything is fine. ❤️ Big phew !…
  • Take good care Michele, yes it’s so difficult to get the balance of all the médecines right ...hope you’ve got a bit more energy. I’m on the up but am off chemo pills for a while to rest up body. Xx
  • Great idea for the throat tuck Margy. I could definitely do with some pinning back of face skin ! Chemo has really taken a toll on it. Oh well...😦
  • Brilliant cartoon Rob !! Love it. 🤣
  • Aw thanks Margy, that’s lovely ! 💕✊😍
  • Dear friends Sorry I’ve been silent for almost 3 weeks - I’ve been laid up in bed quite a lot recently with extremely low immunity (aplasia) & an exhaustion I’d never imagined possible, sleeping 19h/day & no appetite, couldn’t read or even speak much. I caught a slight infection so was immediately put on antibiotics which…
  • Hello Everyone It’s a lovely spring day here, too hot for me in the sun. We’ve had 4 days like this & decided last minute to take off for 2 nights & stay with friends in the Lot région near Cahors, about 2h north of Toulouse. We’re still unconfined so can travel. We took our time & meandered along the Aveyron valley…
  • Hello all Im sitting in the hospital waiting room for my electroneurogramme so thought I’d use the time to catch up with you all. And yes, it’s Friday again ! We’ve had so much rain, I’m longing for spring. Our crocuses are blooming so it’s definitely on its way. Last weekend we escaped to the mountains & had 2 lovely days…
  • Dear Everyone, thank you for your good wishes. I’m starting a new treatment for the excess iron which may also help the neuropathy. 🤞🏼 Friday again ! Here it’s been a wet week with temperatures ranging from -3C to 19C ! Nothing very scintillating has been happening, but perhaps that’s for the best. We’ve been looking after…
  • Lovely photos Rob ! Pouring with rain here 😟
  • Hello Everyone from a cold & wet Toulouse ! I’m not sure why but I still get that Monday morning feeling even tho I haven’t been to work for over a year. I tend to leave some of the nasty jobs to Monday, things like admin which I don’t want to face towards the end of the week. This morning it was sorting out my…
  • Hello everyone ! Im sorry to hear about the varying health troubles some of you are facing. I know so many people with their own difficulties either for themselves or elderly parents. I must admit I do regret living so far from my parents & my brother in Sydney at times like these. As you say Rob, thank G for new…
  • Hi Lou Really hope you’re all coping- sounds exhausting & worrying, you are amazingly strong ! Praying all goes ok for you. Hi Rob Yes, indeed, we called it dinner too & Yorkshire pud with onion gravy was often a popular starter. I sometimes make toad in the hole which Peter likes. My blood tests were reasonable, still low…
  • Good evening from the snowy mountains in the Pyrenees ! We’ve had 7 days here with a quick dash back to Toulouse for bloodtests. Unfortunately we're back home tomorrow as Peter has work. The weather has been mixed but the last 2 days were snow & blue sky. -10C at 8am but a very dry cold so bearable if you’re wrapped up. I…
  • Happy Christmas Everybody ! Good health & happiness to you & your dear ones. Ali xx
  • Just a quickie to say I’m so sorry to hear about everyone’s troubles . A little prayer being said for all. What a tough time. Even more reason to somehow pull together & find inner strength to keep going. Bless you all, Ali xxx
  • Ha ha love the picture Lou ! We had a kitten one year who kept doing that. I thought this card I received was good ... We’ve had/ still having loads of rain & the Garonne is very high, flooding in places. Take care everyone, Ali xx🎄
  • Christmas greetings ! I don’t know where the time is flying ! I’ve been busy all week making ginger biscuits, cookies, soup & various cakes to put in hampers we’re making for presents. Also painting cards, stones & shells. The weather here has been foul for the past two weeks, lots of rain, so all the more reason to be…
  • Love the jigsaws Lou ! I’ve started my Christmas one but it’s slow-going. No help from Peter- he has the patience of an ant! Ali XX