Friday, 20 May 2011

A Week Off.



We’re off on a holiday next week. It was booked last year before I knew I had cancer. You can get some real bargains at the holiday camps when you book early. We are going to Reighton Sands holiday park near Filey. It’s another holiday park with lot’s of fond memories for us. We enjoyed  some wonderful holidays there when the children were small.


We will be staying in a Super Duper Premium eight berth caravan with all mod cons. K will be able to choose between two bedrooms to sleep in if she wants. She could sleep in one of them one night, then sleep in the other one the next.

Reighton Sands beach

I have to confess, I am not particularly excited about going, but that’s probably down to the chemo and everything. Now that I am able to do my own Heparin injections, I will be taking them with me, including a small sharps container in my suitcase to place the used one’s in.

Reighton Sands is another lovely beach on our gorgeous Yorkshire coast, though it does have quite a steep walk down to it. I am hoping that I feel well enough to do plenty of walking during this holiday.  We are also on the bus route for journeys to Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby or Filey, so lot’s of wonderful places to visit during our stay!


We’re also not all that far from the famous Flamborough Head so we’ll probably pay there a visit as well. There’ll be lot’s of photos taken of course for this blog! Obviously I will be keeping my fingers crossed that I stay feeling well and don’t have any problems occur. I also plan to take a jotter with me so that I can ‘jot’ down all that occurs both on the train journey there and back again, and also during our stay. So lot’s of blogging to do on my return!

See you all soon



  1. A Holiday!

    I'm so jealous

    Its Friday's Shoegasm - go link up!

  2. I hope you and K have a wonderful time, TG. Take care and take lots of photos.

  3. Thanks for your comments you two! I will be busy snapping Pen! (Been carting it around with me of late and not taking any, don't ask why because I don't know)

  4. Have a wonderful time. I think you are very brave going while having chemo.
    We have cancelled ours because of Harry not feeling up to it.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  5. I can't let K down Maggie, she has been so wonderful nursing me 24/7 when I was really ill after returning home after my operation, she deserves a holiday. I will be careful and not push myself too far. (although I do find it hard not to do so.) At the moment I feel okay, its the first few days after your chemo that I feel like death, second week, bit better then the third week was okay, so hopefully next week I should be fine. I am scared though in case I feel ill, and I won't be near home. (NOTE to self) take those phone numbers for the hospital with you!)

  6. Get in some good beachcombing for me.

  7. We can do some combing for dinosaurs if you like as its known as the Jurassic coast.

  8. After my hiccup on holiday I really understand where you are coming from. Chances are all will go well if you are sensible ( difficult I know)

  9. Beautiful place! I hope you have a nice time.

  10. Dinosaurs! That's even better.

  11. I hope you both have a wonderful time
    take care

  12. Thanks everyone for your comments. This will be the first time we are travelling by train since the day trip to London last year!
    See you all on our return.

  13. Have a great time with K and hope you feel fine do hope it all goes wel for you both. Take care Sheila.

  14. I am hopeless at commenting on your posts but I read them and I'm always so impressed by your resilience and the lovely way you write about what you're going through (though, of course, there is so much more to you than that, I also love the way you're in no way defined by how you've been ill).

    Have an excellent holiday. I know you weren't looking forward to it but I hope it pleasantly surprises you. Proper rest somewhere else can be a wonderful thing, even if you have to talk yourself into it.

  15. Technogran, by the time you read this the holiday will be here and you and K will be off to enjoy some rest and relaxation. Enjoy yourselves - it's a much-needed change for you both.

  16. Looks like a beautiful place to visit. Hope you have wonderful weather. I really feel like going somewhere right now where the sun is shining. I am so tired of this rain. Happy Holidays. Hugs Carrie


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