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Wednesday, 7 December 2016
A few things on my desk today, all related to each other. This pic is a Birthday Book I bought from Wilkinsons last week. Well, it's the covers from it, anyway. You see, I bought the book, then when I unwrapped it, I realised it was totally useless as it was.The 'pockets'- and I use that term very loosely- were just a piece of paper across the bottom of the page. I could possibly have got one birthday card in it. Maybe. So, I thought I could improve that, I slit down each side of the paper, then taped a plastic pocket to each page, then stuck the paper with the date list back on top.
I've given them a coat of gesso, as the surface was slightly shiny.
And thats as far as the plan goes, at the moment. Not a clue what I'm going to do next, to be honest.
However, that does take me neatly to the next pics. First, a pic of some stuff from a visit to the former Pink Tulip, now called Amelias Creative Crafts, back last weekend.
Anyway, these metal pieces were 3 for a £1, I got a box of little wooden pieces, and a couple of bags of small wooden words. Plus the pack of Woodware book rings, a large size in a pack of 24 for £2.50. Didn't have a project for them then, but now they'll be very useful. I'll use half a dozen to put the book back together, instead of the wire binder that it had.
It also caused me to start having a hunt around amongst my stuff for other odds & ends. I'll put most of the pictures in the post when I start making it, but suffice to say I had a lot of 'Wow, I'd forgotten about that' and 'So that's where I put them' moments, 😁😁.
Then, I went off over to the town for my regular walk, and called in at The Works. Found loads of these little wooden things, at £1 each, and a whole alphabet set in wood for £2.
I tell you what, looking out all this stuff took me right back to when my eldest, Ant, was about 10-11 years old. He seriously got into model making, and he had this humungous box in his room, filled with all sorts of broken stuff, bits of broken toys/models,screws, nuts,paper tubes, lids from bottles- you name it, it was in there. Way ahead of his time, lol.
He still does the same sort of stuff now- some of these started as kits, and he's added stuff to them to change the appearance. Real 3-D altered art.
This is just a fraction of the models he builds- many of them are packed away as they are just too large to have out.
So, I'm almost done. I'll be around to visit later, as I had an appointment come through finally to see the Thoracic surgeon, at 9.10 this morning. I rather expect we should get a surgery date today, so, I'll add any info I get as an edit when we get back, and if you've already visited me by then, I'll let you know in my comment.
Back from the appointment, not exactly happy. When we got there, the surgeon wasn't in clinic, we saw his registrar, and he now has to speak to the surgeon about scheduling the surgery! So don't actually know when it will be, but it does look like mid-January is likely. They have no surgery listings for next week, which would take us too close to Christmas if it was the week after. We did find out that as it turns out, all the areas of my lungs are operating at the same level, which was not what he was hoping for, so the surgery will have an impact on my breathing. Hopefully it will be keyhole, and they will take out the nodule with some surrounding tissue to make sure they've cleared it all. Fairly certain it is a new primary Lung cancer, as it has grown, only by 4mm since June, but still it is growing. The likelihood of it being a secondary Bowel cancer was never very high, as there was no sign of any spread to lymph nodes when that was removed. So not really any further forward.