Thursday, April 3, 2014

I LOVE LONDON

2014.04.03

Awoke in London well rested. I woke up before the alarm clock and got up to take my shot out of the fridge. Showered and dressed a half hour later it was time for the big test of me giving myself the shot without supervision. IT WORKED. I DID IT.

 
By 7:30 we were out the door and I walked Peter to work today. We walked over Southwark Bridge and East along the Thames to just before the Tower Bridge. I got to follow Peter up to the office and meet a few of his workmates. Excellent.
 
Then in the middle of rush hour on the tube, I had to make my way a half hour west of the city. As I entered the tube station I put my germ mask on. I was a bit self-conscious and breathing heavily so my glasses were fogging. The first 3 stops we were packed into the train like sardines. I was barely breathing. When I changed to a different line it was much better and with less people. Every single second of being on the train and wearing the mask made me think about how I have cancer. It was weird because I don't usually do that.  I survived the tube ride and it felt good to take off the mask when I got onto the street.
 
 
I looked at the first house for more than an hour and tried to imagine how we can make it ours. It looks promising. I then met my good friend, Pearl for lunch at the pub which hopefully will be our local pub once we move. It was a great time. THANKS PEARL.
 

Me and Pearl
I took a walk around the area and saw the local sights trying to imagine it as if I was living there. I really felt that I could fit in here. I stopped at a Starbucks to get a little drink and to rest my weary feet.



After a long day it was time for the journey on the tube back to the city. The return trip was a lot better. I was more confident and have learned how to breath with that mask on. Back at the apartment I started figuring out where we could eat out. Peter came home and we discussed the house plans and then we walked to a nice Italian restaurant a few blocks away. I love the buzz of activity that is evident everywhere. A real living city.

Tomorrow will be a few more houses to look at and then it's back to Stockholm to prepare for next weeks chemo #3.

GRATEFUL. LOVED. LONDON. TUBE. KICK CANCER'S ASS. FRIENDS. LAUGHS.

16 comments:

  1. Klokt att ha masken på med när det är så mycket människor runt dig! Tack för att du delar din enorma resa du just nu gör. Tack!!

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    1. Hej Harry - ja, till och med min yngsta son går runt hemma med en egen mask på. KRAM

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  2. Anonymous4/4/14

    You will love London more and more! Staden pulserar dygnet runt - huvudstad med stort H!
    Hoppas hus letandet har gått bra. Var rädd om dig.
    Kärlek Petra

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    1. Petra- ser fram emot när ni ska komma och hälsar på.....KRAM KRAM KRAM

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  3. Aaahh! I know all about rush-hour on the London tube. Squashed sardines! Just as Petra writes, London really is full of life in such a different way compared to NY for instance. I know you will LOVE living there! You look kind of cool in your disguise, mystery woman. Good job jabbing yourself! Wishing you another fabulous day in London and good luck with le maison de vos rêves! Cheerio Miss T!

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    1. Hej Eila, tack för dina ord. YES, sardines in a can. Amazing that everyone is so polite even though we were all squished together. Cheers!

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  4. Erika Arenborn4/4/14

    Hope house hunting goes well, the one you looked at sounds promising!? Or at least the area. Wearing that face mask must be real tough thus necessary - you're a true fighter and won't let staring eyes affect you - good job and attitude! Greetings to Peter.
    Love London, so it'll be good having someone to visit as well in the future! :-) Hugs!

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    1. Hej Erika, yes, it will be great when you and Bjorn come for a visit. There are tons of good restaurants right near where we live. HUGS. HUGS.

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  5. Anonymous4/4/14

    Just read all about your last week, when I have been busy prepering and taking care of two visitors from Cardiff,Wales.
    I have to say you are an amazing woman, taking good care of nice moments an laughters. Hope your house hunting went well, so you are feeling good with the house as well with the neighbourhood.
    Lots of good luck wishes and for you a big hug /Ulla

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    1. Hi Ulla- thanks for your kind words. house hunting is going well. Thanks!

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  6. Anonymous4/4/14

    Godkväll. Ja är det någon som kan uppskatta livet och leva i nuet så är det du! Njut din dag!/ irre

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  7. Hi Teresa - Boy, did you look great in your new red jacket! so glad that Peter got that for you! Going to London at this time is a big step for you, and you did it. you will find the home that you and Peter need for your children and you. your ability to face new and sometimes very difficult life experiences is a continuing inspiration to me. Love you Kiddo. Mom

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    1. You INSPIRE me MOM.

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    2. tak, krum,krum your mum

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    3. (it should be tack, kram, kram din mamma)

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