Back to the Blog.  

I’m afraid I have been very remiss with blogging for a long time.   I guess I have not been in the right “head space” for posting or even Facebook for ages, due to my husband’s brush with cancer.  It’s been a very full-on year.  However, good news at the first 3 month check, with a very positive report.  Of course, there will be ongoing checks for 5 years, but all good so we can move on with our lives.

After the disappointment of having to cancel our second round the world cruise earlier in the year, we were very happy when our refund cheque arrived in the mail this morning (finally) from the travel insurance company!   So now we are concentrating on our next vacation which will be leaving Brisbane on 26 February for a 42 night cruise to China and Japan.

We are lucky that the “Sea Princess” is now based in Brisbane which gives us the opportunity to cruise to some places not previously visited, and we don’t have to fly to Sydney to board.  Flying is not our favourite thing so we will make the most of it.

Lots going on around the house  and with the cats, but they will have to be the subject of future blogs as I realise that I haven’t taken any photos for months.  Not that I have been idle with lots of craft and gardening happening which I will share soon.

Life’s Ups and Downs

Feeling happy that Spring is here at last (yay!). Can’t believe it’s nearly the end of September already.

On the downside, last month we got some not-so-good news. No one wants to heat that their spouse has tongue cancer, but there it is. Treatment started last week with a positive mental attitude for a good outcome. Luckily we have moved to a very caring community and everyone’s support has been appreciated so much.

On the upside, we just planted our first garden around the pool. The lavender was barely in the ground before the bees were buzzing about. Next step is to plant some Australian native trees to bring back the birds after we had to take out a lot of the garden which had been badly neglected.

I love a garden – it’s such a peaceful place to be, don’t you think?

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