Things turn on a penny around here and our week’s been on the up since being released from hospital on Monday. Of course, we were back in on Tuesday for a planned dose of chemo, but all went well and we were discharged again in time for lunch. We spent a delightful afternoon soaking up the sunshine (in the shade!) and the atmosphere at The Village Pub, Barnsley. The food was delicious, but it was the staff who made the difference to our day by being friendly and attentive, going beyond the usual courteous enquiry to show genuine interest in making conversation. They brought cushions for Poppy’s chair to make her more comfortable, and upon learning where she had spent the morning, produced two scoops of strawberry ice cream on the house.