I have a weekly walk around the Lugg Meadows and along the river; a kind of personal meditation to clear away the cobwebs and free myself of unnecessary stress stuff. Feeling gratitude, taking stock and have cause to rejoice as two more personal milestones have been reached. Two weeks ago I had my last check up as a breast cancer outpatient and have been discharged and given leave to finish my medication after five and a half years. Renton Unit at Hereford and Cheltenham Hospitals. I am indebted to the consultant surgeon, oncologist, staff and volunteers at the Macmillan Renton Unit for their skill and unceasing dedication to all their patients. I know they must be exhausted fighting for basic resources in the NHS at the moment; they richly deserve every support.
We have had some glorious sunny filled days this last week and walks in the long Lugg meadow have been filled with heavy scents of countless blooms and rippling birdsong. My youngest son just caught through long grasses, buttercups and dandelion clocks. He had and his girlfriend had accompanied me Sunday morning on my weekly walk down the meadow flats down to the Lugg River, taking advantage of the fine day to take photos of their own.
A joyous blue sky morning with a field full of buttercups to herald the beginning of summer. Humming bees, fluttering butterflies and birdsong filling the trees and hedgerows around the meadow's edge.
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