Merry Christmas from us both.

It’s that tinsel and turkey time of year and we are quickly getting to the main day.

I remember last Christmas and wondering what the year would bring knowing Simon was being referred for surgery at Basingstoke, now those days seem like a lifetime ago and different challenges fill our minds.

Cycle 2 has been completed and Simon got through this pretty well, however the last 24 hours the effects of the chemo has started to affect him. Firstly, hair thinning, just a slight change but it’s there. Secondly, his skin, we knew the side effects of the additional treatment was that he could/would get facial and back acne, his skin is now changing. These are things that we can deal with and like everything else we will.

The mental strain is all but real and that is for both of us, we will get through this.

Our plans for the big day are completed. Food shopping completed and presents all wrapped. Just must remember to get the turkey out of the freezer…..

Thank you for following our year with us, the story will continue into 2019. Onwards and upwards Mr C.

TTFN and Merry Christmas 🎄


The life line…..


Easing into 2019…. spots n’all


  1. Steve Boot

    Hey you two, we hope you are able to enjoy the festive season (and that Simon gets some presents other than hats). Sending positive vibes as always and looking forward to celebrating with you in 2019.
    Steve and Marie xx

  2. Alison John

    Wishing you both a lovely Christmas despite all you have been through. I know we haven’t met Ali but I feel I know you through the blog. I have everything crossed that this batch of treatments is the cats whiskers and you won’t have to go through this again. All the best and a medicine free 2019. Alison @ Yellow

  3. Clare and Jim

    Happy Christmas to both of you. It was good to see you last night Ali and we missed Simon but totally understood the reasons he couldn’t be there but we look forward to seeing you both again very soon. Have a good Christmas and we wish you both a great 2019 that improves as the days pass and is a greater improvement on 2018. Take care both of you. Xx

  4. Pauline williams

    You’ve both copied incredibly over the last 12 months., here’s hoping that you find peace and comfort over the Xmas period and can enjoy the festive season to the best of your abilities. Much love to you both. Merry Xmas and a happy, healthier and peaceful New yeat

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