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Monday, 16 December 2013

Week Four!

Hello friends

Start of week four of Elliott's treatment, in some respects it is going by quickly
but there are days when it feels like we've lived on the M25!
Here he is making chocolate-chip cookies.
I would have shown you the cookies but let's just say...they disappeared quickly!

The postman delivered a lovely surprise for us all...
Kathy who owns Cherwell Leys Alpacas in Hampshire has been incredibly busy 
with her knitting needles! 
 Not only did she knit lots of squares for the Blanket of Love but she also created these
gorgeous dog walking mittens.  I love them - the mitten section at the top also folds over.
So very lovely!  Spot the Layered Poinsettia - she knows me well!
 The other surprises were dog treats for Bella and money wallets for both the boys -
you can imagine the smiles on all their faces!
Kathy - we are so very grateful to you.

We are bowled over by everyone's kindness - you have all made a very difficult time
a great deal easier.

The weekend included taking Bella to the woods - it is very wintry looking now...
Walking on a mulch of leaves...
And that view I take a photo of each time... not many leaves left on the trees now.
I'm hoping that when it snows (because it is bound to come at some point!)
to take a photo of the same spot and then I will have captured every season.
A round up of news again today - stop by tomorrow to see 
Bella's Christmas jumper... !! 
I know how to tempt people back to my blog! ;)

Take care friends - enjoy your week, I suspect a lot of busy people out there.

22 comments:

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine..those mittens look lovely! Loved your update today and your photos..hoping this week flies by for you both, hugs Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Good morning Christine. I like your wellies! It is a busy time of year, but I love all the preparations - though not the crowded shops. JuliaT x

Janice said...

Morning Christine
What a cheery read today, and lovely gifts from Kathy!
As always I love seeing your photos 😊
Hope Elliot has a good fourth week.
Take care
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Christine, Week Four, it will soon be over, I bet you feel like you have been 'living' on the M25.
Your piccies of Elliott, enjoying baking the cookies, and the walk with Bella, and the fabulous gifts, are stunning !! Looking forward to seeing Bella's Christmas jumper, Mum been busy again ?? haha.
I have a Christmas lunch with colleagues from where I used to work, in Liverpool today, which will be fabulous, so going to try and incorporate a bit of shopping too haha.
Lots of love and huge hugs from Patricia xx

Maggie Phillips said...

Hi Christine,what super gifts for you all from Kathy! Good Luck for week Four Elliott~ you're almost there.Looking forward to seeing Bella's jumper tomorrow.Take care,love and hugs,
Maggie x

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
The gifts from Kathy are really lovely.
Good luck Elliott, week 4 and you still look great.
Your photo of the woods looks great too, a nice walk with Bella must be what you need. Take care. x.

baconbits said...

Morning Christine,
Boy those weeks have gone by quick, well maybe not for Elliot.
Hope the week goes well.
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

I hope week 4 goes well for Elliott, your new mittens looks fabulous and so cosy! Susan x

ros hodgkins said...

Hi Christine, it is so nice to read that you and your boys have had a lovely weekend, and the kindness of Kathy with squares and mittens were the icing on the cake.
X Ros

hazel young said...

Lovely gifts and well deserved. Great photos, love the wellies. Hope you have a good day xx hazel

marg said...

Hello Christine
People are so kind especially Kathy..I too love the wellies.
I'm pleased that Elliott's treatment is progressing well... not long now and it will be Christmas... so hoping for positive results for you all.
Take care
Love Marg

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A great blog today sound like you had a good weekend. Elliot looks happy making his cookies. Lovely gifts from Kathy love your Bella mittens.
On the downward push now for Elliot bet he can't wait for the finish line.
Take care.
Lydia
X

Cornish Emma said...

Morning Christine, good luck for the weeks treatment. Looking to the finish line now! Beautiful gifts from Kathy, those mittens are perfect for dog walking. Did you get the cat out of the Christmas tree?! Lots of love Emma

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine
I love the scenery snaps along with your Wellies ,they look fantastic .

Beautiful gifts from Kathy, and a lovely photo of Elliott .

Looking forward to seeing Bellas Jumper
Hope all goes well this week for Elliott
Take Care
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the mittens, very lovely surprise from Kathy. Hope all goes well with Elliott lots of love Jean Z xx

Laura O said...

wow ,lovely gifts from Kathy,Enjoy them you all deserve them all .Laura O

Rita said...

Well Done Elliot you are a star. I wish I could taste your cookies. How lovely to receive such beautiful gifts. Hugs Rita xxx

Mary by the Sea said...

Hi there, can't believe its week 4 already. Well done Elliott..

What lovely gifts from Kathy.

Have finally finished my Christmas cards...now just have all the wrapping...but I think that's a job for the weekend, a Christmas movie on the telly and a drop or two of Baileys!!!

Take care, xx

LoraineC said...

Thought of you this morning when they said traffic was bad round Clackets Lane, but already week 4 although I'm sure it's not going so fast for all of you. Loved your photos today xx

Elaine said...

Great photos, and what fab gifts from Kath. Hope week 4 flys by xx

Maggie said...

Hello. Gosh don't you encourage people's good sides to come out! what lovely things to arrive in the post. I would say you're very lucky, but that wouldn't be fair with all you have to put up with as well. Have a great break over Christmas and live each day. xxMargaretxx

AnneRD said...

Great gifts from Kathy, I bet those mittens will be so cosy!
Elliott is halfway through the treatment, so its now onwards and upwards. Take care, Anne x

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