Sunday, 24 February 2013
24/2 Newsround BBC Filming and more
It has been half term, and a hectic one at that. After my Dad's cancer diagnosis a couple of weeks ago, the family have been adjusting. My sister was due to leave the country on work, and her five year old was to be looked after by my parents. Last minute change meant she came to us. Three kids and a dog for half term kept me busy but we all came through in one piece, with some great help from Alex's care assistant. Think I will treat myself to a back massage now.
And finally the week finished off with the BBC visiting us a couple of days ago to do a short film on Lucie. They interviewed Thomas (having to first get over the hurdle of explaining there was no chance of interviewing Alex), then filmed me taking Alex and Lucie for a walk. It went as well as can be expected with all the variables. We had Michelle from Support Dogs here to assist, and also Alex's care worker, so enough hands on deck. It should be on CBBC Newsround either end of this week or next, but will also be online, so I will include a link when I have one. It will only be very short as these things always are, but yet again another notch in raising awareness, which is always a step in the right direction.
And so after a lovely evening with friends last night, I am feeling slower after enjoying the rare pleasure of champagne, oo, I could get a taste for champagne! Yum. Dave has taken Tom to watch rugby and Alex and I are watching DVD's. I really need to practice my presentation as I am speaking to a large group of Teacher Trainees tomorrow at Hope University, so could do with brushing the cobwebs off my talk. But it will get by somehow, and I will have Lucie with me to keep me nice and calm!! Back to my lazy Sunday, and joining Alex with the 74th viewing of Beauty and the Beast.....
Posted by Alice Boardman at 15:33