Hi. It’s Sunday. I’ve had a busy, sociable weekend. I took this picture of teasels today by the Dorney river. The weather’s warmed up a bit now, not so cold.

Yesterday I was out for lunch and out for dinner. What a greedy girl!

In London I met up with my Swansea Uni friends for lunch, all except Emily. But we did spot an Emily lookalike, so that was quite exciting. We also saw Matt Hancock in Oxford Street, one child on his shoulders, another next to him. I actually only saw the back of him after he’d passed us by!

I do love a day out in London. I got the train to Waterloo and walked to Soho, stopping off at Waterstones coffee shop in Trafalgar Square on the way..

Nelson’s column.

St Martin’s in the Fields.


I had a good catch up with my friends over lunch and a little wine, then back to Windsor for a quick wash and change and out in Windsor with local friends for drinks, Thai food at The Giggling Squid etc. It was all a lot of fun and I woke up happy today.

This morning I visited my Mum at the care home who was quite good. On the way I had to walk a big detour to avoid a car on fire just before the roundabout. Big flames coming out of it. Scary stuff. The family seemed to have got out OK but one of the little girls was crying. The fire brigade were soon on the scene. My Mum was craning her neck to see the action from her room, but it was just out of sight!

Pork is now roasting in the oven for Sunday night’s roast dinner. There will be roast potatoes, parsnips, carrots, green beans and gravy followed by sticky toffee pudding. Honestly the eating and drinking this weekend and socialising has felt like Christmas again. It’s a long story but I have more time for myself now as my Dad no longer wants my help with anything. I’m actually quite heartbroken but I’m trying to move on with my life and focus on the positives around me, for which I have many.

How’s your weekend been? The bleak month of January is almost over my friends. And I’m down to the last 16 items of my 200 item Orjenise target for January 😊🥳

Published by thewindsorwaffle

I love food and cooking (and eating). I live in Windsor, Berkshire with my husband David.

5 thoughts on “Hello

  1. Sounds like a lovely time – thanks for sharing the pictures. Maybe your Dad is just going through a phase and will reach out when he needs something? This year is flying by as well. I can’t grasp that it is already the end of January. I need to declutter so much more, I’m glad you’re sharing your Orjenise progress, it is always motivating :)..have a great week.

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  2. I learnt this weekend that I am no longer deputy for my mum’s finances. So once I can send that final yearly report in, that’s it. All done.

    I am glad you are focusing on you and it sounds like what you have recently been doing has all been fun.

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    1. I’m really pleased for you Liz, that the stress of that role is over for you. I am still Power of Attorney for both my parents.. it’s really tricky, especially as my Dad has recently become so difficult. At least now I have a bit more time for fun.

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      1. Yes, it makes it tricky when things become difficult like that.
        When a particular day in March comes, it will be a year not seeing my mum with always being majoritly told to go. So that made my job difficult I felt because I wasn’t able to ask my mum certain things or chat about certain things to give her chance to have a say.
        The person taking over is a professional deputy, so mum will have fees to pay now for her involvement.
        Fun is the word that I am trying to use more of this year. X

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