Last week was a good news sort of week. Tuesday was a hospital theatre day, with Poppy in the sweetest of moods. We spent the morning giggling over a sand art picture, donated by Artisand UK after we came across them at the Cricklade Festival. It’s a great activity, using tubes of coloured sand to fill a pre-printed sticker picture. Poppy was totally absorbed in it, smiling and laughing as she carefully selected her sand colours and later declared it her favourite part of the day. It was the perfect length of time to occupy us both until the anaesthetic nurse arrived to escort us down to theatre. Poppy no longer needs the banana we used to sneak in afterwards, and now waits patiently until we return to the ward for her first meal of the day.