I started to write a blog, just for fun, to chart the 6 months to my 60th birthday and called it called “Hurtling towards 60″. Blogging has now become a part of my life and when I hit 60 I amended the title to “Hurtled to 60 and now Beyond” because I love writing and knowing that there are people out there who enjoy my blog, some even subscribe so they don’t miss posts.
I get a great amount of pleasure in writing about my garden and life’s little events and, during the development of my blog, have discovered a love of photography. I was lucky enough to have been given a Nikon D3100 camera for my birthday and the photographs in this blog now chart my learning curve from Auto only to Manually adjusting the apertures and focus to achieve beautiful photographs. There will also be posts about my garden, occasionally some about my friends and family. There will be very little about my job which I escape from by being in my garden and now, of course, taking photographs when and where I can.
Early March 2013 I was diagnosed with cancer in the sigmoid section of my colon…bowel cancer! It isn’t something that happens to other people, cancer can happen to you, it is indiscriminate and doesn’t give a toss as to who it affects. I do not know what stage it is at, this will be found once the tumour is removed on 7th May but I suspect it’s stageIII because the CT scan shows enlarged lymph nodes but I will deal with that when I have to. At the moment it’s one step at a time and a certain amount of ignoring what is happening. Numbness and living in a bubble with my garden to keep me going.
I hope you enjoy reading the blog, looking at the photos and please visit regularly.