Monday, 25 August 2014

Party time


Part of the garden prepared for the party, we had literally yards if fabric bunting made by Zoe and draped it from the house to the gazebos and back again and just about every where really. Hubby asked when the Vicar was arriving as he said it looked like the annual Church Fete - fair point although I don't recall any alcohol there.

Hello Peeps, hope everyone had a good bank holiday weekend despite the abysmal weather here is the UK, quite a culture shock after our hols.

I know I promised a little health update before our holiday but time sort of got the better of me and as my Mojo still appears to be in the Med have nothing crafty to share so thought I would take the opportunity to let yo know how things went. Also I am sharing some photos of Azaria's 18th Birthday party which was the week before we went away, her Birthday is actually the end of this week, but as so many of the family were going to be on holiday this week we went for an earlier date to accommodate everyone and going out for a meal on the actual day.

So health matters and an explanation why my blog activities have been spasmodic in recent months. The positive is that I am so pleased to say the latest scans do not show any cancer in my neck now. But I am not totally in the clear as my PTH and Calcium levels are still very high which means something is still amiss and I am being referred to Addenbrooks for different scans on my chest as two of the Parathyroid glands have relocated there........I know that sounds crazy but apparently possible

And the calcium imbalance has created a couple of other problems, a stomach ulcer but thankfully that now seems under control and it's had a detrimental effect on my teeth leading to several roots needing to be removed as they were no longer strong enough to hold the crowns. Apart from that all is reasonably stable and I am hoping my Mojo reappears and I can get stuck into crafting again.

As you can see Labs get everywhere

Daisy ready for the Barbie, we laid the food out in the secret garden as it's nicely shaded

Some of the desserts but had to leave some indoors as it was the hottest day this Summer. But absolutely perfect for the party and we were able to sit out until well past midnight.........well those still in a fit state to do so that is

The bouncy castle..........an adult one as there were no children present, in fact Birthday girl was the youngest. As you can see it proved very popular. And did I.................yes of course I did, but it went with a strict warning that none of the photos reached any social media sites......mind you I don't do any of them so who knows ?

Two of my 'little' boys having a somersault competition.......the one at the back threatened to sleep on it overnight and much to our surprise he actually did, fallout from Uni days I guess.

The bouncing went on all afternoon and into the night

The calm after the storm, no it didn't rain it's just water - my boys have always been partial to a water fight and couldn't resist, they held out until the evening but the water soakers made their usual appearance and the boys antics didn't disappoint - dare I say even hubby joined in !

It's two more of those Labs again

Thanks for taking a peek and hope you enjoy seeing what us Fen Folk get up to on a warm Summers day......the benefit of living in the middle of nowhere is that you can make all the noise you want !!

47 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

What lovely pic and adorable labs....gosh mine would have been sniffing all of that yummy food and drooling for some...thanks for sharing and looks like a love time....any of those yummy cakes left> ♥aNNie xxThe Journey is the Start

KT Fit Kitty said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun at the party - and what a beautiful spot! Appreciate the health update and it sounds like things are going a bit better for you. I still include you in my prayers, Brenda. Hope you get your mojo back. I know the feeling. With moving to the new house and being so busy with that, it is tough to get into the craftroom although I really need it. Sending hugs and well wishes!

Helen said...

Wow what a glorious day for the party and a wonderful setting.

Helen said...

sorry, should have also said, such good news (mostly!) about your health update, how rude of me! Take care and hope you'll soon be fully free from the cancer.

Jane said...

HI Brenda how lovely to see happy family photos, it looked like an amazing 18th party. I'm so glad the weather behaved, it's such a bonus isn't it. Thanks for updating re how things are going with your health. Such a hellish time for you and your family but I am so glad to hear of some positive steps too. I am glad you enjoyed your holiday, it is so good to recharge the batteries and will give you continued help to keep fighting on. I have nothing but admiration for the way you are dealing with this. Huge hugs xx

NGCARDS said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had by all and it's good to hear your health is getting better :) xxx

Sally H said...

Great photos, Brenda! So pleased you had a great time with the family! Will be keeping my fingers crossed for your trip to Addenbrooks. I have been in and out of the garden like a yo-yo for the past couple of days - silly rain, but not today - solid rain since 7am - perfect crafting weather!

Judith said...

Hi Brenda - I haven't been around much lately either and I'm away on holiday now so just catching up on a few of my favourite blogs! It looks and sounds like you had a fabulous fun day and I'm so pleased to hear that there seems to be some good news with your health issues hugs Judith x

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Brenda, thanks for the update and these glorious photos!!! That must have been some party!!

Thanks so much also for forwarding the link to the dies, the ear one does not seem to be in stock with uk suppliers, but I will get there in the end.
Thank you!!

Fliss said...

So glad to hear some of your health issues are now OK Brenda and fingers crossed for your next lot of tests.
Lovely pics you've shared too and it looks like everyone had a very good time.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sarah said...

Looks like a great time was had by all Brenda, and who doesn't enjoy a good bounce!! As for neighbours, never had any and wouldn't want them!! Thanks for the update and I hope things continue to be stable for you xx

Sharon said...

Looks like you had a good time.
Hope things keep improving on the health front, keeping my fingers crossed for you.
Sharon x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful photo's. Lots of fun and lovely garden.
Thanks for sharing.
Gr Elly

McCrafty's Cards said...

beautiful pictures Brenda, looks like everyone had some fun on that castle, and bless Daisy waiting under the table for some left overs lol
Kevin xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely familys pics, looks like everyone is having a ball. Hope your health issues continue to be stable x Susan x

Helene E said...

What a brilliant idea with a bouncy castle!!!

Michelle J M said...

It looks like you had a fantastic party. The garden looks wonderful, love all that bunting. Regarding your health, so glad that some of your results are good and I am sure they will fix everything else up soon. Michelle x

Wendy L said...

Wonderful pics Brenda,
Fingers crossed for you too, xxxx

ALI said...

Glad to hear the goods news on your health and it looks like everyone had a fab time at the party.

Whisper said...

Oooo looks like a great party was had by all and typical labradors where food is concerned ;-).

I was a bit like you when i came back from my cruise - i seemed to be in a cruise bubble for about 10 days (and it was so nice there too !!), we had a fabby time, thanks for asking, so much so we have booked another one for next year - somewhere else your hubby wouldn't like as too cold !! - Alaska,

Luv Sam x

Tracey Boley said...

Looks like a great time was had by all.

Brilliant news about your health hun,fingers crossed that whatever else is wrong is something that can be sorted really easy.

Take care

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Donna Ellis said...

what a fun event, B! Thanks for sharing with the great photos! hugs, de

Berina RGA said...

looks like a wonderful party... and brilliant news abt your health... hope everything becomes alright soon... tc..
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Kathleen said...

Glad that there is some good news on your health and hope the next lot of scans are good too.
The party looks to have been great and what a fabulous garden to hold it in.

Kath x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

On the health front hope that the results become more positive, good news on the big C though. Fun party x

Paper Profusion said...

Looks like a fab party and that a good time was had by all. Im delighted to hear of positive progress with your health, fingers and toes crossed for everything in Addenbrooks. You are a wonderful trooper Brenda! Nicola x

Michelle Pearson said...

Your party looks delightful! Think of you so often...sending you positive vibes as you continue to doctor!

Jackie said...

What wonderful happy photographs, looks like a great time was had by all :o)
Wonderful news about the neck too. I hope all goes well with your referral...hugs
Jackie xx

debby4000 said...

The bunting looks great and what a marvellous day. Guess this weather is a bit of shock after your cruise.
luv
Debby

Lynn (delphinoid) said...

It all looks wonderful and the bunting is lovely. Everyone looks like they are having a great time and I hope Azaria really enjoyed her 18th Birthday celebrations.

I'm glad you had some good news about the scans you had and there was no sign of cancer. I hope the next scans you have find what they need to, to help you feel better.

Take special care.

Happy Crafting. :) X X

nnalorac said...

What lovely photos/memories to look back on, Brenda. Love the bunting and the grown up bouncy castle, yep it would of been on it too lol! Hope the mojo gets a boost soon, fingers crossed for you. Carolxx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

that was a wodnerful post B. thanks so much for the visit too.. did enjoy your photos, thank you so much for making my day and sharing the fun with us .. am so glad part of the news is good (now we just need to pray that those other levels settle down, please Lord, and a solution is found).. love Shaz in Oz.x

Gerrina said...

Great pics; glad that you had the party at such a warm day! Much fun with water on every age... Sorry to hear your maojo is od. Maybe still a lot to do with the uncertainty for such a long time? Hope you'll find it back and sending some positieve energy! Hugs, Gerrina

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

What a great fun you had i can see, thanks for sharing the beautiful photos!
Hugs Anja

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful photos. It looks like a fabulous party! How lovely to look out on the fields and orchard from your garden...so peaceful.

PS The dessert bar looks yummy!

scrappymo! said...

Me again. Hearty wishes for a healthy you...sounds as if you are on your way back to better health. Great news about the ancer...fingers crossed that the next test and next specialist has some more good news!

mags said...

Hi Brenda. Lovely photos and looks like everyone had a fab time. Hope things keep improving on the health front for you.
Mags
x

Sue said...

Such wonderful photos, the bunting looks so pretty and the bouncy castle so much fun! It looks like a great time was had by all!
I am pleased you have had some good news health-wise and I do hope that you will have some more soon. I really do admire your positive attitude.
Take care of yourself,
Sue xx
P.S. I am pleased you like my VW camper van, it seems I evoked lots of memories. Thanks for letting me know about the Allsorts challenge too. XX

Bad Kitty said...

Lovely photos Bernda!

Ellie said...

Looks like everyone is having a fabulous time! What fun with the bouncy house!

walchowDesign said...

Thank you for sharing the wonderful photos of your families, Brenda! Seems like everyone had great fun with the bouncy house - did you jump as well?

I am glad that your health is improving and will continue so. Do take care and I am sure your mojo will be back soon - take your time!

Astrid Maclean said...

Morning Brenda, just popping back to say thanks for taking the time to find that invoice! So kind and of course it fell straight into my shopping basket, together with a couple more lol! Loved ML crafts, not checked them out much before..... oh dear, more stash temptations.... Hope you are ok!! xxx

Eret said...

Such a beautiful yard. I bet it is very nice to be in there alone and specially with the loved ones. Seems like you had fantastic time at the party.
Eret x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww wowww,, i am happy to hear you are feeling better Brenda,,,,and all over waht a fabulous party photos,,,,,OMG,,,,,, I was watcing the stunning decoration and all meal in the table,,,,,,mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm I want I want,,,,,,,.jajaja

Debbie said...

Looks like an amazing day for you all and lots of fun.all that food especially the desserts look yummy.I am glad that you're hanging in there and that the hospital are keeping a close eye on you.Thinking of you dearie and don't worry your mojo will return when it's ready.big hugs x

Lau W said...

Superb shots, so fun ! Happy to see you had super moments !!!! Hmmm, all is yummy, i'm sure !!!
I think of you my dear Brenda !
xxx

Annmaree of Oz said...

Hello lovely Brenda! I am just catching up on everything in blog world!

I am so happy to hear there was no signs of Cancer in your neck! Not good about your parathyroids and other levels! I wish you all the best with it, and I am positive that they can find what is going on and treat you!

It looks like a Beautiful Spring party was had! Lots of lovely decorations and food! And adorable puppy dogs, too - what more could you want? hehe!

It's starting to warm up here in Oz, we don't get winter for long here!

Enjoy the rest of your summer! Hugs xoxo