On Thursday we were back over at Alder Hey for Chris's clinic appointment. We arrived at the hospital not long after half nine and managed to have Chris's bloodtests done before 10am. We fitted in a quick coffee for me and Coke for Chris before headed up to clinic. Clinic was a bit short staffed today, both receptionists were missing and so was Hayley who usually does the weighing and measuring. Despite this we were finished in record time. Chris got a taxi back to school while I had lunch and waited for pharmacy. Just as I was collecting Chris's meds, someone told me that Twin Vision were up at clinic and were looking for us. So I popped back up there and they had invitations to the launch event of the film which Chris helped make, which is going to be part of a display "A room with a view" at St Georges Hall in Liverpool.
After I got home from the hospital I went and spent a pleasant afternoon drinking coffee and chatting with Angela at her place, before coming home for tea. in the evening Chris started his next round of steroids.
On Friday Chris's mock exams began, he had his German oral and aural exams in the morning and his English Language exam in the afternoon. He said there was a lot of sitting around between exams but all seems to have gone okay.
Ian was home pretty late in the evening, there having been some delays due to overhead wire problems somewhere in the vicinity of Rugby!
This morning Ian and I were out early for a prayer breakfast. Chris's day proceeded at a more leisurely pace though he did decide to pop out to the Co-op to buy in supplies (Jammie dodgers, croissants and pain chocolats - steroids!!) Meanwhile Ian and I had an interesting time helping Debbi change the tyre on her car when she had a flat just as she left the breakfast! When we got home I made Chris a nice lunch/ brunch of an omelette, bacon and croissants before going to buy a new suitcase for Ian in Birkenhead.
On Friday we woke up to rain, and a very wet world. There was still quite a bit of snow and ice around, but it was definitely the beginning of a thaw. Chris had an ordinary day at school, and was pleased to get a card with his NI number through the post! Ian wasn't so pleased to hit a few problems on his way home, meaning that he didn't arrive home until well after 11pm!
By Saturday all vestiges of snow and ice were gone. We had a pretty lazy day, I went out to Messy Church in the afternoon, Ian ventured out as far as the local shops and Chris's most energetic venture was spending some time playing on the Wii!
On Saturday we mostly stayed at home, safe and warm staring out at the white world. I ventured as far as the post box, and took a look around, but that was it for the day... However we ate well, bacon and eggs for breakfast, homemade pizza for lunch and roast chicken for tea, not to mention pain chocolat for supper! Chris also managed to get some school work done ready for Monday.
This morning Ian and I both went to the morning service at Church, both trains and buses continue to run normally despite the poor conditions. While we were at church Chris went to the Co-op to buy some milk and bread for us and some milk and apples for Mum, (he also bought some croissants just for him!). He called in at Mum's place on his way back and arrived home just after us. We had steak and chips for lunch and all four of us went to church for the evening service. David and Chris both went to Stoff's place for toast and tea after the service. Earlier in the day the snow was starting to thaw, but there has been a fresh fall of snow this evening, so we shall have to see what the morning brings weatherwise