More drama

Just bought more of these tinned sweets for my Dad amongst other things. This week has been so hard. I cannot really describe it. My Dad arrived in the care home for 2 weeks’ respite on Monday. My Mum slipped in the care home and fractured her hip (neck of femur) on Wednesday. She isContinue reading “More drama”

And then there were two…

Both my parents are now in the same care home, temporarily at least. My Dad just couldn’t manage at home on his own and has gone for 2 weeks’ respite care. Before you say “oh how nice for them to be together again”, I’ll step in and say you probably don’t know my parents. TheContinue reading “And then there were two…”

Ongoing challenges

Hi. Nice bee isn’t it? I snapped this in Windsor Great Park last weekend. Life continues to be challenging for me. My Mum is relatively happy in her new care home residence. She’s very busy participating in lots of different activities. She even went on a trip to Brighton last week. One of her mainContinue reading “Ongoing challenges”

Parents, parents, parents…

The picture above is of some fake flowers I saw in Windsor (or maybe it was Eton??) earlier this week. Quite pretty I thought. My life is all about my parents now. Today I visited my Mum in the care home this morning and my Dad in his own home this afternoon. I took myContinue reading “Parents, parents, parents…”

A new era for me and my parents

Hi everyone. I really don’t know where to start. My life has been turned upside down since the events of Tuesday onwards with my parents. My Dad is in hospital at St George’s again. A routine check up on Tuesday led to admission the next day for urgent vascular surgery… and then when that didn’tContinue reading “A new era for me and my parents”

Beautiful Spring has Sprung

Hi. Magnolia trees are blossoming everywhere. Don’t you just love them? This one above I spotted in Kingston when I took my Mum to the dentist both on Tuesday and Wednesday… a long story. There are also lots of friendly little robins around. This little chap was trying to nick my breakfast at Costa yesterday.Continue reading “Beautiful Spring has Sprung”

You can’t hurry love… or pumpkins!

Hello my friends. The pumpkins are still partially green. We decided not to carve them yet. Halloween will be late in our house. I’ve never carved a pumpkin lantern before, as far as I remember. I want it to be an orange pumpkin, otherwise what’s the point? Did you know pumpkins are actually fruit notContinue reading “You can’t hurry love… or pumpkins!”

Snow and ?sprained ankle

Hi everyone. We woke up to snow falling thickly in Windsor this morning. It was so exciting and pretty. My opposite neighbours always make a snowman when it snows and I enjoy watching them from my window. Their effort this year was their best yet I think. For ages they left it like this… IContinue reading “Snow and ?sprained ankle”

And then there were three

Update on the sunny sunflowers, there are now three flowers out on the tall sunflower plant.. and another one soon to come yippee!! It is really hard not to be happy when you’re looking at a sunflower. “Happiness is a fully charged I-pad when you’re about to write your blog”. So many times I’ve beenContinue reading “And then there were three”