1. A beautiful bouquet of roses and night-scented stock arrived just after I came back home from my MRI scan (which was not easy for the first time's experience, but went well). I saw the consultant yesterday to discuss the results and options for treatment and now have a date for surgery followed later on by daily radiotherapy during week days and possibly other treatment which will last for quite a while. Once more thank you for all your good wishes, thoughts and prayers. They lift and cheer me up and I'm thankful for all of you my blog friends.
2. Sheffield Anglican Cathedral - On Saturday Mr. P. and I were at a special event there to mark and celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday. Men and women from different communities in the city were invited to a lunch to recognise the contribution seniors make to the life of our neighbourhoods and also give thanks for the Queen's long life before and during her reign as our monarch. (I was privileged to be there, with Mr. P. as my escort, only because I'm involved as a member of the planning team for seniors. It was a lovely and memorable occasion).
The Dean of Sheffield Cathedral invited The Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire
to cut the Birthday Cake and we drank a toast to Her Majesty and sang 'Happy Birthday'
During and after a delicious lunch we were entertained by different musical groups
including the Sheffield Gospel Choir.
On leaving each person was given a white rose, the symbol for Yorkshire
I put ours amongst the arrangement of flowers from the bouquet from our children and grandchildren.
3. More roses and other flowers. These are the first roses (Brother Cadfael) that are in bloom in our garden along with the delphiniums and foxgloves although the continuous rain is making them look very bedraggled. These photos were taken very early one morning when there was a steady drizzle of rain and yet the bees were still buzzing around the open blooms.
4. I've been busy with my crochet squares and I'm pleased that I've learnt how to do some simple crocheting since it's such a satisfying and relaxing hobby. (The crochet hooks were probably inherited although I don't remember my mother doing much knitting or crocheting - she was more of a book person. Some of them are made of bone and would have belonged to my great-aunts from the Edwardian era). I love the colour of the yarn I'm using at the moment especially the one called 'Pearl'. Initially I only bought one ball of this particular colour and then couldn't remember which charity shop I got it from, but this week I managed to find the supplier again. It's something portable that I can take with me whilst waiting for my turn during pre-op. hospital appointments, although a book is another item I usually carry with me for such a time. I seem to be getting through quite a lot of reading at the moment, mostly travel books and novels set in Italy.
5. Finally, a photo taken by our daughter whilst up in Durham last weekend where our grandson was taking part in the annual Durham Regatta Rowing Event. His quad team won the Junior 13s Trophy. It's always uplifting to hear that grandchildren are doing well and enjoying life.
You can see who else is participating here.
Wishing you a good day, a lovely weekend and week ahead,