Sunday 23 October 2011

A sad and spooky tale

Lillian Bath told us the story of Sarah Winchester. After the loss of her husband and baby, when she was a young woman, Sarah went on to build a rambling mansion, in California. The building went on until her death aged eighty two. It was a strange house of hidden rooms, staircases and corridors which go nowhere - all this was supposed to appease the spirits of her dead family. It was all paid for with the money made by the Winchester Rifle company.

At the meeting we agreed to give £3,000 to BLF Wales, for the brilliant work they do on behalf of all people in Wales who are living with lung conditions.

Saturday 1 October 2011

I am out and about most days with my portable LOX and love the freedom it gives me. However, this week, in this lovely autumn sunshine, I was out in my garden pruning the shrubs ready for winter. All went well for about half an hour until I suddenly felt very breathless. I realised I wasn't getting any oxygen so I stopped, fiddled with the control knob and tube connections, took my cannula out and checked it was clear and only then saw what I had done. I had grabbed my tubing in with a bunch of foliage and cut clean through it with my secateurs. Thanks to Air Products I had spare tubing so, after gasping then giggling I was able to continue my lovely afternoon in the sunshine