Last Saturday we went to a fairly local Toby Carvery to take part in an initiative for their Facebook page. We got interviewed and then filmed eating our meal! H loves a carvery, but I think he enjoyed the experience of being filmed and seeing the crew set up – we arrived quite early (and got there before them) as the traffic was very light and we’d allowed plenty of time. Luckily H had bought a book with him to keep him occupied while we waited. You can see us in action here, but it’s quite a long video.
On Sunday I went over to see my Mum before her operation with my Dad and my brother. I don’t think Mum was very keen on staying in the hospital so long – she was in for 5 nights – as it was noisy and she found it cold. I think the fact that she found it cold shows how much weight she’s lost, as it certainly wasn’t chilly in there. Sadly the cold made her give up her window bed with a nice view of the air ambulance landing for a noisier one near the nurse’s station.
Monday was a bit of a dull day and I was a bit frustrated that I had to effectively redo an appointment that should have happened the previous week, so I couldn’t get up to Stoke to see her. It’s a pity Mum wasn’t more local so I could have fitted it in. It wasn’t much fun for H either on his half term holidays.
Tuesday was op day for Mum, so Dad and my brother went to see her. It didn’t really seem right to be going out for the day, but I had to go on either Tuesday or Wednesday to get the pictures taken for a piece of work I have been commissioned to produce. So I took H on the train to Bletchley Park: a place we have been meaning to visit for some time. This is the site of the codebreaking centre for World War II and it’s a fascinating museum. H loved it; I found it really interesting too and we will certainly be going back. H’s coat certainly helped him look the part in some of the pictures I took.
Wednesday we headed up to Stoke to collect Mum. We had lessons in how to use her new tube feeding system and brought home a week’s supply of food for her. She’ll still be able to eat and drink a little on her own, but it’s great to be able to get more food and fluids into her. I think she’s looking a bit better as a result.
Thursday saw us at a Jessops store reopening. This was quite close to us and it’s in a big supermarket. H certainly appreciated the cookies and brownies provided for guests. I got to catch up with Emma, another local blogger. I loved some of Jessops’ ideas for storing and displaying pictures.
Friday we met up with friends at their house which was good for H as he hasn’t had much company his own age this week. It’s been a bit difficult with Mum being in hospital and with some of the work commitments I’ve had.