June and Jubilee

Well June has started with a bang! Of course everyone back home has been celebrating with the Queen for her 60 years Diamond Jubilee, which has been wonderful.  Hmm apart from making me really really homesick - so much so that with a glass or two too many of bubbles at our Jubilee Brunch at the Golf Club - and all the British music playing in the background, I blubbed for most of the meal - much to Keith's embarrassment - Fred escaped to the kids playroom!  Not too sure what it was all about - think that yes I was indeed homesick, but also the worry and the waiting over my breast cancer situation probably did not help!

Anyway on that front I had the core biopsy yesterday just to confirm from 99 to 100% that it is DCIS - can't say it was the most pleasant thing I have ever done and today I am quite sore and wearing one of those bras which were clearly made by a construction company rather than a lingerie designer :(

Thankfully the biopsy was move to yesterday from Sunday - so I was able to go and see Madonna as planned.  I think its fair to say I have mixed views on her performance...... Firstly she was an hour and a half late coming on stage, with no apology or information as to what was happening.  Thats all well and good but we were therefore waiting for over 2 hours in the hot and humid outdoor arena - and this is Abu Dhabi remember......so 38 degrees with about 90% humidity and thousands of people......all of whom were drenched in sweat - no opportunity to be glamourous and certainly not many people dancing......just impossible in the heat!  Anyway the show was of course very over the top and fantastically produced - but the first couple of numbers where she was running around with guns and images of blood flashing time and time again over the backdrop just seemed a bit unnecessary! Given that she banned her daughter for coming on the tour as a backing dancer because she caught her smoking, it all seemed a bit hypocrytical - we don't need her to shock us anymore - we are over that!!!!  We left before the end because Flo had school next day and of course I had hospital.  I am glad we went, but next time not in June in an outdoor arena.

Well finally to knitting!  I finished the Cedar Leaf Shawlette, which I loved in the end as the mistakes I made at the beginning all came out in the wash!  I have not properly blocked it yet but below is an Instagram photo I took with my iPhone (I love Instagram!!)


In other news....... I am working on something I still cannot mention - second test knit at the moment!  Also I have ordered some yarn from Loopy Ewe for a project which I am very excited about......more to come on that in a later blog.

Finally I am on the home straight of The Killing - loving this series so much - a really different twist on the murder/cop/mystery thing, as its all about the effect a crime like this has on others - and the twists and turns are amazing - would also be interesting to see what the US version is like - but not sure it could ever catch the atmosphere of cold, damp and dreary Copenhagen in November.  I have been there in the wet and mist and yes it really is that dreary........

I may be in Stockholm next week if my Doctor agrees......... hopefully then I can see what the Nordics are like in the summer!!

Anyway there were not too many photos in this post so here is one of Fred with his new guitar after his first lesson........... (Instagram again!!!)




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