Sad Easter....

by The Squirrell 30. March 2013 19:47

To Dorein -


Thank you for many years of love, laughter, warmth and

the best cuddles!


Our lives are colder and sadder already. But most of all,

thank you for teaching Samuel all that is wonderful about Cats...


 His big grey friend is already being missed as Samuel roams

the house searching at everyone of your sleeping places...


Sleep well my beloved friend....


Samuels Jeep !

by The Squirrell 5. March 2013 22:26

I asked my (fantastic!) Dad if he could, and would like to,

build Samuel a Pedal Car or such, form his "Grampy" so he

can enjoy it, and maybe pass it onto his kids?


Dad elaborated on this idea, and said "Typical Rumney style" can

we upgrade this idea and make it electric?


We thought long and hard and decided that if you can get a 12V

plastic car in ToysRus, then why not? (Dad was thinking BIG at this

point though so we set on the idea of "altering" a broken Mobility

scooter etc?


He said "Leave it to me, I have some odds and ends I can use

and I will make him something!..."


The below photo "Build Diary" speaks volumes!


(I love my talented and wonderful Dad!!)



Sunny Day in the garden!...

by The Squirrell 5. March 2013 21:09

The first of hopefully SOME sunny days in 2013 was a great excuse for

Samuel and I to take to the garden. he is not long ONE, so I am keen for him

to get outside and play in the mud, splash water, and enjoy nature!


He has been anxious about the outside since he fell in the snow, but today

put on his "Big Boy Pants" and sucked up his courage!.....We had a lovely day finding

empty snail shells and collecting them up, splashing in some warm water

I put in a bowl, eating an ice lolly as part of our "Picnic" and just enjoying each

others company.


He has been a delight ALL day. I may feel poorly, but his light and love made it

all go away for a day....


Thank you my beloved boy ! X


About Matt.

My name's Matt. I was born with a congenital heart defect which hampered me in my youth, and sadly became a terminal conditon recently, and beyond the (amazing) care of the BRI-Bristol Heart team.

In 2008, my condition deteriorated, to a point I was happy to see Xmas 2008. I had prepared to die.

Then in January 2009, a late night phone call from QEH-Hospital Birmingham changed my world, when they offered me a heart transplant, if I could get there pronto!!

6 months on, after a rocky start, I am still alive, thanks to them!

Read on to see how my new life is taking shape, and my adventures to date!....



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