Pink berries

Hi. I enjoyed seeing these pink berries on my walk today. I also saw these white ones which were OK but not as nice as the pink ones. Then I saw these which I think are little flower buds rather than berries. It’s amazing how much is still in flower past the middle of NovemberContinue reading “Pink berries”

Back Trak

So this was last night, bonfire night. David’s band, Back Trak, played outside at The Swan pub in Clewer, Windsor. It was a great night. Lots of people. Lots of dancing. Good fun. This is what a happy retirement looks like for David, away from the corporate world he used to inhabit. He also teachesContinue reading “Back Trak”

Yesterday in Richmond

Hello everyone. 5 days with no Waffle. What is the world coming to? It’s been very busy with my parents and work. I went to see my Mum today. She is still sad in Covid isolation but still with no Covid symptoms so that’s a great relief. She may be allowed to socialise with herContinue reading “Yesterday in Richmond”

Very hot in Windsor today 🥵🥵🥵

Hi. Sometimes hot and sunny weather is very pleasant, but sometimes like today for me, it just gets a bit too much. The grass is parched and yellow everywhere you look. We really need rain. We can’t remember when it last rained. David can’t remember when he last wore trousers instead of shorts. I can’tContinue reading “Very hot in Windsor today 🥵🥵🥵”

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”