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Jan 29

Have I learned my lessons?

geschrieben von Birgit am 29/01/2017 23:56



January 2017:
 
10 months ago I've been diagnosed with breast cancer
 
5 months ago I've finished my last chemo
 
4 months ago I've lost my right breast but hopefully saved my life
 
1 months ago an emotional roller coaster has overtaken my life
 
 
 
I've got moments when I'm proud because I've managed to cope with the chemo (better than I thought) but at the same time I'm frustrated because some side effects are still present and causing pain and discomfort. 
 
And yes, there is the thought "is is all over now?" Can I close the book and look forward? 
 
Whatever the answer would be - that's not the main point as something else could happen which would change my life completely. 
 
 
Sometimes I'm thinking it's great to be "back to normal". Working not as much as I did ...

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Jan 29

A meal to enjoy...

geschrieben von Birgit am 29/01/2017 12:57



Eating healthy might be one way to "boost" my immune sytem but isn't always nice...
 
My aim is to create and prepare meals which are yummy and good for me.
 
Yesterday I've made:
 
"Lamb loin cops with roasted mixed vegetables"
 
I'm trying to buy local and seasonal: got the lamb from a farm in our neighbourhood and potatoes, root regetables and onions grown either in Devon or Cornwall. The herbs I've used are growing in our garden: Thyme and Rosemary!
 
What have I used yesterday?
 
 
salad potatoes
onions
carrots
purple carrots
parsnip
garlic
 
Why? First of all: we both like them very much! And the second reason: health benefits! But as this is a topic which doesn't seem to be of interest for everyone I'll add some more details at the end of this blog!
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Jan 25

I didn't plan this...

geschrieben von Birgit am 25/01/2017 19:09



As some of you might know: there are days when nothing seems to be right. Couldn't sleep last night... woke up withe headache and wasn't in a very good mood. And although I aim to smile a little more it's difficult every now and than.
 
I knew it's time to "escape" and was planning to go to Burgh Island. I went to Totnes first as I needed some fuel and took the A381 from Totnes to Kingsbridge and got stuck in a motorcade following a very slow van (approx. 16 cars and vans in front of me). At some point I thought "If this van is driving direction Kingsbridge I'll change my plans and go to Dartmouth" and.... yes, it's been passing the turn to Dartmouth and I changed my plan!
 
 
 
 
It's been a good decision as I ended up having a wonderful time ...

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Jan 16

New in 2017 "Fruity Spelt Bread"

geschrieben von Birgit am 16/01/2017 15:04



Welcome to my first "Bread special":
 
 
 
 
Due to my chemo treatment I'm suffering from a change of my taste buds. Savoury I'm fine but when it comes to anything sweet I'm suffering from "odd" tastes...
 
Anything sweet just tastes like soap and anything sweet and fruity tastes like vinegar. So I'm not having anything or very, very little. Which is a great way of loosing weight smiley but a bit depressing as I love baking cakes (and eating them as well).
 
So far our "normal" Fruitbread with Raisins and Sultanas has been one of my favourites as it's great with some Devon Blue Cheese or served as French Toast with some syrup. But as it contains sugar more than half a slice just doesn't make me happy any more.
 
But I've ...

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Jan 1

Happy New Year - Welcome 2017

geschrieben von Birgit am 01/01/2017 22:26



Happy New Year to all of you!
 
As you can imagine I'm not very sad 2016 is over. It hasn't been the best year in my life. Although... it's been a year I've learnt a lot. And it's been a year which made me think about life, work, relationships and many other aspect of my life. It's been a time to review and it's been a year I've been through cancer treatment and still on my feet!
 
I could have done without cancer and I like the idea of getting up in the morning without feeling side effects which are still around when I'm getting up in the morning:
 
Feeling like being 94 years old when I'm trying to get up. It takes a while for my bones to wake up and find out it's time to get active and move again. But after a while ...

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