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Sunday, 31 January 2010

What a day! Giles' parents came up very early to help with the children. Giles and Chris (his dad) made a ramp for the wheelchair while Ursula (his mum) looked after the children and the house! I had my usual visit from my wonderful district nurses. Lisa then came round and gave me a massage and we're planning that she'll take a photo of me with each of the children. (She's a brilliant photographer!)
A Lady Gaga concert was planned for tonight. Sophie had already made the tickets for Giles and I. (We were supposed to go at the end of February - but not sure that's possible any more.) With Jane (my sister) an alternative was arranged in the house. Costumes were bought and dance moves practised. I have never seen all of my family in such a way! I'm not sure (hope!) the men's leotards will be used again! Very, very funny!


Anjella said...


Well done to all of Katie's family for a delightful set of photos - and the imagination of sides splitting from all the laughter....

Katie - I'm hoping the pain is better controlled now, and I wish you a peaceful night x


Marianne said...

Hilarious! Your family is amazing. I guess you didn't have time to think about the pain today with all that going on!!!
lots of love

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie

Amazing! again - this time ,for your family.Sam looks cool, and the ladies wonderful as for the men in the line up ,Respect!!

You all must have had great fun !


Anonymous said...

How funny for you, I hope the only pain you have is the from laughing so much, take care and wishing you a peaceful night's sleep.

Good night..x

Nichola, Simon, Maddi, Sonny & Evie.

I have forwarded your details to some other Goffs friends, I hope you don't mind.

Debra Foley said...

What a wonderful idea! Everyone looks Fabulous. Fun and Frivolity is exactly what is needed,( I would say just what the Doctor ordered, but that is a bit too cliche even for me).
Katie wishing you an easy night, and a goodnight's sleep for all.
Thinking of you all, always. God Bless, Lots of Love, Debra, Kevin and The Girls XOXOX

Dawn (Oz) said...

Ah, so that explains the cross-dressing. Excellent, you all looked fab! Glad to hear you had so much fun. You're surrounded by the best and most loving family - just where you should be. Sleep well, rest easy and dream happy dreams of leotards.... Love Dawn x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Brilliant!

Well done to the "new Lady Gaga team" - photos have really brightened up Monday morning - do hope you have the whole event on video.

Hope you had a peaceful night and pain under control

With much love Clare Ian & Co xxxx

Anonymous said...

That is SO funny!! What a fun couple of days. Great to see you on the weekend and your lovely family.


annie said...

loved the Lady Ga Ga concert. very funny and top marks to your family..should've been rubber outfits tho ha ha.
i really hope the pain is more under control..lovely usefull uni mates.
lots love to you and giles x x

Anonymous said...

O My God!
What a crazy idea, I love it!
Your all family looks great!
It's nice to see you smiling Katie.
Still thinking of you every day.
All my love
Ewa Scudamore :)

Sara said...

Oh my God!

ALL the Nicholls' boys in sliver leotards... that must rate as one of the funniest things I have ever seen! :))

Hope you enjoyed the action - obviously they put in a tremendous effort. All the costumes look fab :)

I am so glad that you made the reunion too... gives the mind something else to focus on - and there is nothing better than a room full of friends recounting memorable moments from happy times.

Wishing you a good day today - lots of love, Sx

Anonymous said...

My Goodness! Will never be able to look at your Dad in the same way again! Looking forward to seeing you. Amanda xxx

Laura Layton said...

Dear Katie,
A friend told me of your unfortunate fate at the weekend and I havent passed a moment without thinking of you since, I remember you from school and you were such a nice girl, I have just read your blog and shed a mountain of tears, I cry as I write this to you because it seems so unfair, though in every photo you have such a beautiful smile, your children too, if only all the thoughts and prayers in life could make a difference to your existance i would do it all day for you, I admire you to be able to write with such dignity and positivity, you clearly are a good person and this will reflect in your children and they will continue your life for you,
Much Much love to you, you will be in my thoughts for ever
God Bless you and may I say your hair looks fab xxx
(laura Jacewicz)

Anonymous said...

Super costumes and what good fun -though can understand that Evie might have been just a wee bit scared! Oh to appear in a silver leotard - fulfills all our fantasies! There must be some way of dealing with this appalling pain -hoping so much that this can be done asap. Talk about seizing the moments though Katie -so well done - a true heroine. Love Pam and Gary

Anonymous said...

Oh My Goodness!!! I laughed and cried at the same time!! Maybe there should be a health warning on one of those photos! Absolute deep respoect for your Dad. That truely shows how much he must love you!! What a guy (and your brothers too - of course) but your Dad - What a top man. Love Hollie and the Fair Isle gang xxxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie
Sharon and Rob passed me your blog address and told me your news - I am devastated for you (although this is not much help to you).

I have 2 daughters now too, and can barely think of myself in your position. It seems as though your family, Giles and the girls are all so wonderful and you have coped in the way that so many sufferers do, with enormous dignity and pride in the life that goes on.

I am thinking of you and hope that all your pains can be managed.I will always think of you as the belle of the ball at any University (Square) 'do'.
Bless you Katie, you are a lesson to us all.
Much love Alison (now Currie) but once A. Hole!!

pat said...

Dear Katie
Loved the photo's looks like you all had great fun. Thankyou for sharing it with us.
Hope the pain isn't too bad.

Much love Pat xx

Christel said...


Anonymous said...

Priceless! Plenty of waxing business for a good beautician there. Can only imagine the hysterics that went on.
So glad you have something to really laugh at. Well done to all responsible (or should that be irresponsible!)
Hope the pain is under control again
Bronagh xxxx

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry the pain has been harder the last few days, but it looks like your family came up with their own unique pain relief!
Well done to all of them! I hope it put a smile on your beautiful face.
Catherine Wakelin (Grainger)

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie and Giles, An old school friend (Laura J) of Katie's forwarded your blog to me (I'm her vicar). Just wanted to let you know I'm praying for you and the family. Hats off to you Giles - you're amazing! Really hope this evening is as good as it can possibly be for you all.

Anonymous said...

do they take bookings?
I always thought your family was quite serious. Respect!
Lots of love,

Jo Knowles said...

Hahaha love the costumes.

I haven't found the name of the potters bar hand cast lace yet but will ask around some more someone will know.

I did find this online http://www.precious-memories.co.uk/locations-hands-feets-imprints.html

It was lovely to see you today - I hope the pain stays under control.

Lots of love xxxx

Anonymous said...

What a blast! Lady Gaga has nothing on you guys...

Giles, you are such a star!
Let us know if there's anything you need help with.

Katie, hope the massage paid off and you were able to get a good night's sleep...

take care and see you soon
love LisaX

Anonymous said...

Bless your cotton socks!!!!

They say laughter is the best medicine.

Absolutely brilliant, you and your fantastic family are truely amazing.

I think of you often xx

Anonymous said...

Sorry, should have said if you do not get 'Ian'. Or even if you and Giles would like to race..! hey whatever makes you smile..xxx