During the 5 weeks of radio therapy I stayed with my sister in Buderim. This meant that I was near to the lodge where my mother is housed in an independent unit. I often picked up a scone and headed over there after treatment and spent time with her. We did some work on the Plummer family history from notes she had written many years earlier. We both loved these times and will miss each other. It was her 88th birthday while I was there and it was a marvellous excuse for the extended family to come together. This was also a bonus for me. Family travelled from Airlie Beach, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and gathered at different times around mum and me. I came to understand that they understood better than I had imagined what I was going through and I did not feel so alone in my unchartered territory of radical cancer treatments. Thank you to all my fellow travellers. The sunset is lighting the trees outside my window electric pink. It is wonderful to be alive in this moment!