Sunday, 17 July 2011

Look Out, Look Out, There's a Dragon about

One of the reasons for my absence from this space over the past couple of weeks is that I have been beavering away on a dragon costume for Frank for the Colchester Carnival that took place this weekend.
I try hard not to use the computer during the day when I am with Frank so I tend to write in the evening.
Well, over the past two weeks all my evenings have been spent getting ready for Frank's birthday last weekend and for the dragon this weekend.
I am ready for a rest and for a couple of weeks of no deadlines like these!

But it was so very worth it.
Frank had a ball roaring at his friends, most of whom were dressed as knights, and chasing them at speed around the Abbey Fields before the procession set off and he joined his Daddy on the trailer bike.
Andrew had kitted the bike out with a little castle for the dragon to live in complete with windows for him to peep through.
It rained cats and dogs all day.
Downpour after downpour and yet it stopped just for about an hour and a half, and that just happened to be the hour and a half that we were walking through town in the procession. Serendipity indeed.

We have been really struggling to bring his blood sugars down over the past month. We are rarely seeing anything under ten and I am not a happy bunny with this trend.
But, last week we had pump clinic in Cambridge and his HbA1c came back as 7.6.
Holding steady.
Not as high as we thought it might be. We were relieved.
Numbers were crunched at the clinic and we adjusted some ratios and now we try to bring those numbers down.
It is relentless (but I don't have to tell most of you that) and I don't like winning often enough, but hey ho, it is what it is.
I hope to be here more often very soon.
I miss ruminating on life to my small (but, surely adoring) public ... ahem.

Loving all your posts, will find time to comment as soon as I can.
Love to all.


  1. Adoring public, indeed!

    I forgive your abence now that I can see what you were doing with your 'free' time. Wow! The costume is fabulous and the little boy wearing it is cuter than any town jester. I love it!!!!

    And, for the record, the 'pee on the fence' is simple a splash of carefully placed water . . . we are not THAT crazy over her in the states ;)

  2. Bowing in adoration, my lady! ;)

    Love the costume and the castle on the bike was brilliant! So wish we could have gone to the carnival as my girls were being princesses, knights, and dragons this week taking turns being captured, slaying and rescuing, and capturing and then being slayed!

  3. Oh, and yeah for the A1c and sure hope the new adjustments bring some much needed relief!!

  4. Definitely "adoring"! And no worries on your absence, we get it.

    How wonderful that the weather cooperated! Frank is adorable in that fantastic costume Jules!

  5. surely adoring!

    HO. LEE. COW! what an amaaazing costume and castle! and flag! oh i am in AWE of your family's creativity and talent! awesome!

    and well done on the a1c. we have been having similar issues here as well and hope things settle down soon. sigh.

    (also lol at the nonsense anti-spambot word it just gave me to post: FOOKENT)

  6. Adoring..YES! I have been missing you. In fact, I was listening to some Tim Finn the other day and thinking..I need to get on writing Jules a letter and sending off that belated Birthday gift to Frank! Love the dragon are so talented!!