So much to be grateful for!

It feels like I have been away from home for ages already. Having got up at 4am on Monday to get our early flight I have to admit all I want to do is… You guessed it.. Sleep! That’s what holidays are for right? Relaxing, sleeping and so on. Luckily for us we have friends here in sunny Spain. We’ve already made the most of the sunshine.. As expected I’m in my element. Yesterday we met our friends and met new ones whilst chilling at one of Marbella’s beach clubs.

We ventured out yesterday to have our usual brekkie where they make me green smoothies… Sadly it doesn’t open at breakfast any more. 🙁 this posed a small problem so we tried a new location. On the menu was pineapple, mango and kiwi juice followed by a salad sandwich with seaweed! I would normally avoid fruits because of the high sugar content but in some situations you have to make the best options you can. Fruit juice was definitely the best option.

Walking along the beach is so therapeutic and I love being near the sea. Ok not on it in a boat but I do love it! Ha ha!

So far I haven’t exercised apart from walking, I haven’t done any beach yoga and I haven’t meditated. It truly is a holiday from everything. I have to be honest all I want to do is nothing!

Yesterday was my last day of chemo for this cycle. I can now relax knowing I have a week off. Got through unscathed again. Phew…

Today we are going to read, plan our next trips away and generally feel lucky to be alive! I may even try to have a nap.. True kitten style. Then we’re off to see some history and culture in Orange Square being shown the sights by our friends.

So much to be grateful for!

German Christmas.. I love an extra day of pressies. :)

Christmas Eve is the most important day of Christmas as this is when they celebrate.. So with Pete being half German today is a good day!!My mum arrived today with lots of luggage and pressies.. and we spent our day painting our nails as the Bear prepared for the big English Chrirtmas day.

I love the German heritage. For us, we sing carols, open a few pressies as well eat hot dogs with homemade potato salad just like his mum used to make! (of course I had tofu dogs! MMMM :/)

Today there has been a huge increase of support on Facebook. I am truly touched and the comments made, are wonderful. The messages from friends far away and friends who haven’t been in our lives for many years really makes me well up. But you know what, I receive messages telling me how inspirational and brave and so on, but the real inspirational and brave person is my Bear. My husband Pete created the website, he started the blog, he loves me like no other everyday and makes me feel like I’m the only one every day. He cooks like a masterchef, he warms and loves me like a big furry bear and he thinks about everyone before himself. He is the true inspiration. He is the one who gives me confidence and the drive to keep on going and he makes me believe I can do anything, including be cured of a terminal disease. I have to keep going and I have to keep having fun because life is better when we do things, for not just ourselves, but the ones we love and the ones we haven’t yet met but love you the same.

Today I am eternally grateful for still being well; (plus for the presents I got! Whoop- bring on tomorrow!) but most of all I am grateful to every single person that supports me, and to those who support my Bear. He deserves it more than anyone.. He’s my One.

Off to bed early.. Santas on his way! 🙂 Night!