Well we have been away camping and yet I had Chemo on Friday. Ray went to the Hopsital in the morning and he was signed off which we are over the moon with.
We then went to Hernebay and I stock the Motor Home stocked up for the weekend and we then traveled to The Park and Ride and Ray stayed with Louis and I went on the hospital bus to the Chemo dept.
I was pleased as I handed my book over and it is going to read by all the nurses. The head nurse came over to me and said it will be used as a training book. I was so pleased at that.
I had my chemo but gosh they were so busy my bleeper kept going in between time and I wanted to get away.
They are fully staffed but with trainies so it means it takes longer as each one has to be watched.
I finally gout out at 4.pm and managed to catch the bus.
We went straight to the site off Seven Mile lane thank goodness the roads were good.
Everyone was so pleased to see us again and we were able to sit in the group and have a great chat. We were asked all bout Rays heart and my Meso and where we were in the treatment.
The Bush and Blackbird
A game of Bat and trap which is a very old Pub game
Bat and trap is an English bat-and-ball pub game. It is still played in Kent, and occasionally in Brighton. By the late 20th century it was usually only played on Good Friday in Brighton, on the park called The Level, which has an adjacent pub called The Bat and Ball, whose sign depicts the game. Brighton & Hove City Council plans to start a Bat and Trap club based at The Level in 2013, as part of the Activities Plan associated with a £2.2m Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund-funded restoration of the park. http://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/thelevel
Trap used in bat and trap
The game is played between two teams of up to eight players. At any one time, one team is batting and the other is bowling. The game involves placing a heavy solid-rubber ball, similar to a lacrosse ball, on one end of a “trap”, which is a low wooden box 22 inches (560 mm) long, 5 inches wide, and 5 inches (130 mm) high, on top of which is a simple see-saw mechanism. Each player in turn on the batting side hits the opposite end of the see-saw lever (the “striker”) with his or her bat, so as to propel the ball into the air, and then, using the same bat, attempts to hit the ball between two 7-foot (2.1 m) high posts situated 21 yards (19 m) away and 13 feet 6 inches (4.11 m) apart at the other end of the playing area, or “pitch”.
The bowling side stand behind and between the posts. If any of them catches the ball before it hits the ground the batsman is out. The batsman is also out if he or she fails to hit the ball between the posts at a height not exceeding 7 feet (2.1 m). After each successful hit, one fielder (the one whose turn it is to bowl next), returns the ball to the batting end by hurling, tossing, or bowling it back towards the trap, attached to the front of which is a 5-inch (130 mm) square target, or “wicket”, hinged at the bottom. If the bowler hits the wicket with the ball so as to knock it flat, the batsman is “bowled out”. If the bowler does not succeed, the batsman scores one run and continues to play. Once all the members of the first batting team are out, the batting and bowling teams change places and the game continues until all players on both sides have batted.
I was watching Ray was playing he scored very well.
The game is played very serious and I said it was like Midsummer Murders –game being played in the Pub in a village –really funny x
We were at a Birthday party Saturday night and this camper had just come back from the USA and bought the guitar and boy could he strum and played true country music and sang alone . I asked if he knew Silver Thread and Golden Needles –he sang it for me and the Chairman said I was the first request he had ever heard. The singer had been a coal miner in the Kent mines at Snowdown Colliery.
They are all closed down now.
Our fridge packed up as we hadnt used it for so long so dirt blocked the jets, Ray was having a look and he was helped out by others that were asking. Whats up Ray. and before you know it they have everything out and I soon had a fridge working again. Thank you so much you lovely people xx
Read Rays blog he talks about it in detail.
I got through the weekend just great. When we pulled up I was tired so I had a snooze and woke up feeling good. saturday I felt weird but as the day went on I manged to enjoy the day.
This morning I was back to normal
We took a stroll through the orchards where the apples are growing well.
By the time we got home I felt shattered but so pleased with myself it had been a lovely weekend.
I had an email from my GP who said Much better result than we realistically expected, isn’t it?
Keep up the positive attitude. I’m sure it makes such a difference.
IM very pleased Im making waves like this in the NHS but i do fear for the future as I havent found what next. 5th line must be in place but I have a few months to find it the space between chemo working and growth regrowing is getting shorter so I have to keep researching.