Sunday… Snowy – but no Tintin!

Snow sceneSkipping quickly past the famous Belgian reference (the other famous Belgian being Hercule Poirot) this was the scene that greeted us early yesterday morning.
I know we weren’t alone in getting this snow shower, but it is very rare and it has been several years since the garden looked like this. Snow sceneWe were out most of the day, but it was starting to melt as we left, and it had all gone by the time we arrived back home this evening. Still it was very pretty while it lasted, but alas not enough time to even think about making a snowman! There are some more snow scenes here and here in the gallery. (And I must update the gallery with some of the recent pictures of Olivia)
The reason we were out was for a family Oliviagathering – there are several family birthdays in March and April, so it was an opportunity to get together. Although not a March Birthday girl, Olivia was in good form, so I had to include this photo of her, with Vicki!
On the health side, I have put on a couple of Kg in the last 10 days, so weightwise, definitely upwards, and I also had a long chat with Simon on Friday. If you read his comment on Thursday’s post, you will see that he has had an abnormal CT scan, showing an enlarged lymph node in his chest. The problem with CT scans is that while they show the organ’s outline, they don’t show why it may be enlarged, or what is going on in there. Lymph nodes can enlarge for lots of reasons, but a PET scan can determine if there is abnormal cell activity in the node. So Simon is off to have another PET scan, which will show if there is any suspicious activity in the node. If there is (and we all have our fingers crossed that there isn’t!) it can be treated, and if there isn’t, then it is an important reassurance. That said, I know how waiting for results can prey on the mind – Simon, we are with you all the way – and hope that you too will continue…

Onwards and Upwards!

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5 Responses to “Sunday… Snowy – but no Tintin!”

  1. Richard on 07 Apr 2008 at 7:26 #

    Crossed numb fingers I feel I am getting too old to play in the snow.

    Today I am hoping for a thaw as Lewis (Grandson) wants me to build an igloo.

    Best stuff

    Richard

  2. Peter on 07 Apr 2008 at 10:31 #

    Igloos.. I see an application for polystyrene ceiling tiles, or wall insulation tiles… think laterally! (Or one of those small hiking tents and shovel snow obver the top of it – but that might need copious amounts of snow!

  3. Richard on 07 Apr 2008 at 11:40 #

    When we have done it before we used a washing up bowl (or two or three) to mould the ‘bricks’ and build that way. Sticky big flaked snow is best so today, like BR, I shall say it is the wrong type of snow………..well actually it has melted 🙂

  4. Liz on 08 Apr 2008 at 20:38 #

    How pretty your garden looked! Our snow didn’t last either, much to Jonathan’s disappointment. He’d come running into our bedroom at 8am to tell us about it, but it didn’t last beyond breakfast-time!

    Olivia looks very pretty too and how she has grown!

    Glad to hear that you’re putting on weight. I’d be so happy to transfer some of mine to you!

    Fingers crossed for Simon.

    Lots of love,
    Liz

  5. Elspeth on 09 Apr 2008 at 0:00 #

    Sorry not to have responded recently – I have difficulty getting a line to my broadband – not enough lines supplied to my provider seems the problem. Anyway, a fantastic photo of you in the LC mag recently – good to see you looking so much more yourself. O & U definitely works! L’n’Hs.