Like a boomerang, I’m back

Oh, hello there. Yes, I’m still alive, don’t worry! Since we last spoke, I’ve had radiotherapy, Christmas, moved home, been to Barcelona and am now just sitting here wondering where the heck time flew to?! I clearly lost my blogging mojo in the process, but like a boomerang, I’m back, to fill you in with my mundane goings on.

Hmm, where should I start? When we last spoke, I was about to start radiotherapy. Boy, was that a slog. Four and a half weeks of daily commutes into St Thomas’ hospital in December took it’s toll and there were a few melt downs on the radiotherapy table. Just a few, mind. Again, it all started when I wasn’t treated in a way that I should have been by a staff member and then the tiredness just kicked in and a few tears were shed. The rads themselves were pretty easy for me to deal with. I just had to be put into position and lay still for a few minutes, with my hands clasped above my head… Just a bit of boob prodding to knock it into its spot for the waves to hit precisely where they needed to go, but nothing that was too difficult to handle.

I think the difficult task for me was trying to work during the day and then get the underground during rush hour to my appointment. I detest busy trains and that, combined with the wait for my appointments didn’t really work for me. “You won’t be waiting for rads appointments’ my oncologist said ‘ It’s much better than here” she said. Hmm. She was right, it was better, but there were waits and lots of them, mainly when the machines broke down. One of the waiting rooms was by far the most depressing of places I’ve ever been to in my hospital ‘career’. Bad times St Thomas’, bad times.

Anyway, I got through it and finished up on Christmas Eve, when we treated ourselves to afternoon tea at Sketch, which, I must admit disappointed me somewhat. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but something just wasn’t right. I’m not sure if it was the eccentric service, the stiff couple of friends on the table next to us, or the food, but it just didn’t sit right with me for the price tag that came with it. I had a much more enjoyable time at Fortnum and Mason back in October… Just sayin’.

Now, on to the home move. We were looking for somewhere to move while I was having chemotherapy. Perhaps not the best time to make decisions, but we found a place and spent the whole of January with the builders in renovating and I’m now sitting here in my spangly new palace, having ditched my London postcode for one just on the border, in Beckenham. I hope to get to a blog post soon with pictures galore, but there are still some bits for us to finish off… you know the story – the bits you sort of can’t be bothered to do because normal life has resumed. We’ll get there soon, don’t worry!

In other news, I’ve been ill for the past few weeks with a God awful cough, cold and sore throat. Er, not really fair after the last year, but things are now on the up and just about normal life can resume very soon. Bring. It. On.

Oh, I also went for my first haircut. It’s really taking its time to grow, but hopefully once I’m finished with my Herceptin injections we’ll get a bit more action in the length department!

Chemo Haircut

Until next time.


Creature Of Habit

There hasn’t been much news here of late. Just working hard and doing the same things I usually do, which really aren’t worth a blog post. That’s the problem with me and blogging… I’m a bit of a creature of habit and reading the same things over and over again can never be fun for anyone! For example, since my last post we’ve been to eat at Dinner By Heston again – I’ve blogged about my last two visits and I always choose the same dishes. It was my birthday –  I’ve blogged about more of those than I would have liked. I’ve been to the dentist (over and over again) – We all know I’ve blogged about that A LOT! Hmm… I’m off to Devon again this weekend and then off for another Paris house swap in July… Blogged, blogged, blogged. See what I mean?! We’ll probably do the same things in both of those destinations and as much as I like that, it does not make good diary material now does it?

I’m not sure where I’m going to go with this… I’m thinking of leaving Twitter, Facebook and the Blog. I might just stick with Instagram and read more books… We shall see. For now, I’m just sitting on it, waiting to see what happens. You never know, it may grow on me again and I may just be ‘going through a phase’.

I hope all my lovely readers are all well.

Until the next time… If there is one x

Here’s Betsy after she passed her Kennel Club Bronze award… I have no idea what it means as Alex is the one that takes her to dog training. She still seems to be a little menace to me ;)

Creature of Habit

Seebyzoe is One Today – Blog Birthday

Seebyzoe is one year old today – It’s my blog Birthday! I can’t believe how fast the time has gone. I’ve nearly given up on it a few times, but managed to battle on through… Lucky you!

When I first started this blog, I didn’t actually know what I was going to talk about. I wasn’t doing much, but going to work, eating, drinking and then doing more work at home –  I thought that if I started up a lifestyle blog I’d become a little more adventurous… Say ‘yes’ more. It sort of worked. I still eat, drink and work a lot, but in-between I’ve managed to do a lot more with my time and it has opened my eyes and ears to more things that are happening around me.

I haven’t really joined the blogging scene as such, and have actually found it pretty hard to get a constant stream of new subscribers. I see bloggers on twitter saying they constantly support each other, but I’m yet to get a look in there. However, I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got and love chatting to my regular readers from all over the world.

Occasionally I have regretted not starting up an anonymous blog. I can be a pretty sarcastic writer and think I missed a trick by naming myself. There’s a lot I cant say right now, that would make sensational reading… Maybe one day.

So, today I shall eat some birthday cake, enjoy a nice gin and tonic, whilst thinking about all you lovely readers that have supported me this year.

If it wasn’t for your comments, I’m not sure if I’d still be here.

Thank You! x

Cue cute Birthday kittens…