Sunday 17 February 2013

Verulamium Park, St Albans.

On our last Sunday in Luton we were driven to St Albans for a walk around the Verulamium Park. 


It was lovely weather and the park was very busy.  Half-way round we stopped at the Inn on the Park for coffee and then continued on our way.  Near the end of our walk I found these Roman wall remains and in the distance you can see St Albans Abbey …


Tuesday 12 February 2013

Snow in Luton

One of the bonuses of our stay in Luton is that we enjoyed some snow.  When you live in Cornwall and very rarely see the white stuff it’s amazing how exciting it is to have it falling and laying!  Hamish loved it and went sniffing about to see who else had been out walking on ‘his patch’.

Simon came up to visit his dad on the Sunday after his op and by the end of the day the snow was falling and beginning to lay.  He left early just in case he had a bad drive home but he said it disappeared the further down the M1 that he went.


Jamie and Phill had been out for the day at Grace’s first birthday party and by the time they got home it was really laying.  Phill put the lights on in their front garden so we could take  photos – very pretty!


By the following morning it was beautiful.  Photos from our bedroom window - spot the white dog in the snow …



It lasted a few days and I took these pix of the boys in the garden …


Saturday 9 February 2013

Mike’s Operation on his Left Eye

The last time Mike had a check-up at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London they decided that he needed an operation on his left eye asap.  We were given the date of 8th Feb and so on Sunday 3rd Feb Simon came down to Cornwall to collect us and take us to Jamie’s house in Luton.  Hamish made himself comfortable on the back seat in his bed …


Jamie had managed to get the operation day off work and so we all got the train to London and checked in at McKellar Ward.  After all questions were answered and checks made, Mike was taken down early and Jamie got ‘gowned up’ to accompany him …


Mike was in theatre for ages and so Jamie and I got chatting with a lovely couple who were seated at the bed next to us.  We ended up by exchanging mobile numbers and have kept in touch.  Once we heard he was out of recovery and on the ward we made our way down to find him.  Poor love he was totally blind as his right eye has no sight and his left was smothered in padding and plaster …


We fed him some jelly and gave him a drink of water.  His mouth was sore as the donor graft for his eye had been taken from his mouth hence no hot drinks or solid food tonight.


We left him to sleep off the anaesthetic and then the next day we went back to collect him.