Saturday, June 30, 2012

Life's little pleasures

We are experiencing higher than normal temperatures here for June at the moment (39c+) and on Friday DD and I  had to return to the hospital to see her consultant.  It was sooo hot, but I didn't care as DD was driving me for the first time this year and it felt so normal it was great.  She was given the all clear to venture out in her car and has been making little journeys and loving it.  

These trips always seem to be a marathon what with all the usual waiting time, but the consultation went well,  new TAC scan booked with follow up and slowly slowly recouperation.  The best news was she can now have a full normal diet.  She has been restricted to having all fruit and veg peeled if raw otherwise it had to be cooked.  We have had some fun with some things, got to be a dab hand at peeling strawberries and even had a go at peeling blueberries, but did give up after half a dozen - can't think why?! lol

So to celebrate we went here in Javea

This is about 20 mins away from the hospital, a lovely beach side cafe, literally placed on the stones of the beach which meant we had full advantage of the gentle breeze coming off the sea, most welcome and of course the wonderful view.

We chose this cafe as we knew they did this, a super mixed salad with goats cheese, walnuts and honey dressing

It was wonderful to see the utter delight and enjoyment on DD's face as she tucked into her first proper salad of the year. It was very yummy.  Afterwards we stopped in the supermarket and she selected lovely plums and is looking forward to tucking into cherries.
Just makes you appreciate the small things in life doesn't it.

Found a little project to do so off to find some shade and have a play.
take care


  1. The salad looks delicious. And the location looks beautiful. So pleased all is progressing well, and your daughter can now have normal diet.
    Take care.

  2. What a treat... that salad does look amazing.... how interesting to have to peel all the fruit too...

  3. What great news after such an awful six+ months.
    And good to see you blogging again :)
    But this heat..........phew.... will be glad when it is over.