While We Journey On

Phase 2 – THE LOOK

This has been another challenging week, marked in particular by Claudette’s surgery. It has been quite a journey so far: a sudden diagnosis, 3 rounds of chemo, a tumour which … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 3 Comments

Valleys, Shadows, Mountain tops

Today, just a simple thought, which I am sure some will be able to identify with: “Through the week we go down into the valleys of care and shadow. Our … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · 1 Comment


Elise Hancock[1] tells this story: This farmer had only one horse, and one day the horse ran away. The neighbours came to condole over his terrible loss. The farmer said, “What … Continue reading

April 24, 2015 · 5 Comments

Getting Ready for Round 3 – NO IMMUNITY

It’s been an amazing week in bonnie Scotland. The sun shone every day this week and with it, came renewed hope. Sunday morning, together with the local community in Crieff, … Continue reading

April 11, 2015 · 1 Comment


This week has been a mixed bag. As anticipated, the nasty side effects of chemo continued, at least the first part of the week. However, while they subsided a wee … Continue reading

April 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

2nd Round of Chemo done – BUT

My, oh my! What a week this has been! We swung from utter surprise (thank you Muriel and Aunty Shirley), to tears, to sickness all around, to signs of recovery. … Continue reading

March 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Week 3 – ALLERGY

This has been a very good week, all things considered. Claudette fired on 9 out of 12 cylinders. Saturday, kind friends lent her a couch in their beautiful view with … Continue reading

March 20, 2015 · 1 Comment