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The weekend

It's great to have a weekend with everybody home and some feeling of normality. Today was quite normal, though the phone rang a lot... Angela and Ben popped round this morning and then Ian, Matthew and I went to Birkenhead, where we bought all sorts of things including heavy duty sunscreen for Chris and a new suit for Ian. The weather was glorious today and it was a lovely change to grey, windy wetness we had midweek.... it feels as though summer might really be here at last. We had trout for tea and then Ian and I went to see Kathryn with some brightly coloured socks!!

Chris is quite well this weekend as the effects of the first lot of chemo wear off and the next lot hasn't impacted much yet... so we took the opportunity to take a few photos in the garden

Chris wants moro bars... we've sourced a shop in London which sells them...

Matthew wants to know how to remove the liquid from inside a glowstick from his trainers - all suggestions welcome!!


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Jun. 1st, 2008 04:45 am (UTC)
Great to see your lovely boys together. We bought something for Chris yesterday so we'll throw in some Moro bars as well, to top you up. xxx
Jun. 1st, 2008 07:23 am (UTC)
More Moro bars are always welcome!!
Jun. 1st, 2008 10:10 am (UTC)
Okay, I'll find some after the long weekend.

As for the trainers, I'm not sure about the glow stick stuff but for Finn's grubby Vans I use spray on stain remover, let it soak in for half an hour, rub them a bit, sometimes soak them in the tub in some Nappy wash stuff then put the sneakers in the washing machine with some towels and various items! They tend to come out pretty good.
Jun. 1st, 2008 07:16 am (UTC)
For Matthew:

Using health and safety principles the best way of removing the liquid from a glowstick from inside a trainer is not to put it there in the first place.
Second suggestion, ask someone for a new pair of trainers on your birthday.
Jun. 1st, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
Re: Trainers
The glowstick liquid is on the outside not the inside... though I think your advice still stands!!!!

They are pretty new trainers :-( the previous one's were replaced because of a mysterious red mark!!!
Jun. 1st, 2008 08:48 am (UTC)
Lovely pics! Christopher looks remarkably well and cheerful.

Have you thought of persuading Matthew that it's cool to wear stained trainers? *g*
Jun. 2nd, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
Lovely pics of the boys.

If you stain the trainers a bit more,and in darker colours,they could pass as camouflage trainers but I expect they are "OUT" !!
Jun. 2nd, 2008 08:59 am (UTC)
nice to see Christopher at home with the family and looking cheerful aswell. Keep smiling Chris xx not found any beanies here in Spain most prob wrong climate
Jun. 2nd, 2008 09:02 am (UTC)
Trainers have you tried nail polish remover
Jun. 5th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
Hi Everyone
It was a shock to hear about Chris. We are all wish you well and that you get better soon Chris.
Love Sandra, Brent and Mike.
Jun. 19th, 2008 05:36 am (UTC)
Re: Hi Everyone
The news was a terrible shock to us all, Chris just never seemed that ill. Thanks for your parcel which arrived Tuesday, Chris was delighted with the moro bars and really likes the book. Thanks so much.
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