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Thursday, April 07, 2011


Originally uploaded by Anita Davies

A change about in my lounge ended up with me bringing two chairs in from storage to replace one of my sofas, they work well so I plan to get them re-upholstered at some point in the future.

Those of you that read the text on my pages will see that I also cancelled my Italian Tour on the 1st April. No, sadly it is not an April Fools joke...I wish for many reasons it was.

My Dad was recently diagnosed with Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma and there is just no way I can see myself enjoying a trip that takes me miles from him at this time. I have to be here, I need to be here!
My friend, and travel partner, Joannie has been wonderful (thank you Joannie, for being you!) and knowing me as well as she does, knows I have made the right decision for me.
I was so excited about the trip, I could think of nothing else for months and, of course, I wish I hadn't had to cancel under these circumstances but I am not regretful in any way...I am simply 100% where I want to be.


Serena said...

OH Anita...I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad's condition although I suspected something was up with all the hospital visits. Isn't this the type of cancer directly related to asbestos contact? Of course, it's totally understandable that you have cancelled your trip to Italy as you need to be there for your Dad. My prayers are with you and the family ~ xo

Anita Davies said...

Yes it is.....Thank you Serena.

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Oh! what a great change around. It looks lovely and probably gives a feeling of more space. Has Tom bagged one of the armchairs as his very own?

Glad its out about the Italian trip and why. Your comments about my support in this decision were so loving. We can have great times at Ruth's seaside cottage and weekends here in Coltishall instead.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I know it is the best decision for you. Sorry to hear about the cancellation of your trip. Hopefully it is just a postponement. Your Dad will do better with you there to support him. You will feel better too.

It feels good to rearrange your space. This time of year the furniture in my home tends to migrate just as the birds do in the natural world.

Melva Bates said...

Really sorry to hear the news about your dad. But, I am sure you have made the right decision. There is always another time. Italy is always going to be there.This will not stop your super artwork.

Anonymous said...

I am someone who LOVES your site and was looking forward to seeing your trip paintings. (I have lupus and am home-bound...but draw and paint.) So sorry about your dad. I lost my Mom in Nov.'ll never regret spending time with your dad. I did with Mom and it's special to think back on. BJR

debbie said...

Love your site and understand why you have cancelled your trip my dad died 2 years ago with mesothelioma whilst I was on a weeks holiday. Spend as much time as possible with him, it will be hard but you will have lots of memories. give him a hug x

Sue Pownall said...

I also understand the need to be near your dad at this time. Enjoy your time with him and the weekends away that Joan suggests.