I have been meaning to post for some time but somehow haven't got round to it so here goes. As a lot of you are aware I am currently working my way through a rather extensive bucket list which seems to be getting longer instead of shorter.
Last week I crossed off another of my experiences. I wanted to drive or drive in a tank!
I was driven round the local countryside by a lovely man called Stephen from our local tank museum. The looks we got from other drivers were amazing as they were somewhat unaccustomed to seeing tanks driving along the road. It was a great experience. Sadly due to insurance reasons I could not drive the tank myself however Stephen arranged for me to drive his smaller offroad vehicle around a course in his field which included going over several large mounds and hills - it was very scary but exhilarating at the same time.
On the way home from the tank museum my husband and I passed an airfield which flies gliders so as one thing is crossed off my list a new experience has been added and I hope to fly in a glider in the near future!
Next week another of my dearest dreams will be coming true. I have always loved Porsche 356 cars. It is the only porrsches I like. I have always wanted to drive one and have looked into it several times over the years even before having cancer but these cars are quite rare in England and very expensive and I have never found one to hire.
However since my story went in our local paper a gentleman has been in touch who owns one and he has taken me for a drive in it. He has also arranged that we can go to the local race track so I can drive it myself. I will be doing that this Thursday and I am so excited!
My other plans for the near future include a couple of trips to the theatre with the children, a few days away to Alton Towers during half term, a ghost tour of Norwich on Halloween (the boys will be fine - I however will be terrified!) and a trip to London with a friend to go to the Olympia horse show. Then after Christmas a trip to Liverpool to see a football match with my youngest son who is a Liverpool fan.
I saw my onc last week who surprised me by saying my last chemo which I finished at the end of August had reduced my tumors considerably so I wouldn't need to see him again until the end of Jan. I have never yet managed a break in my chemo for that period of time over the last 3 years so I will be making the most of it.
My children think I am totally mad and I thoroughly agree with them. I wonder what other mad ideas I can come up with!
hugs to you all