ANOTHER couple of weeks have gone by and STILL no time to write considered and thoughtful posts about everything that I want to. Guessing this is my new world order for the foreseeable future so I had better get used to it. FAMILY AFFAIRS Grandmother Very sadly died a few […]
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Good grief. What an extraordinary milestone we celebrated this weekend. My maternal Grandmother was 100 years old yesterday. Born 13th October 1913. A year before the First World War started. I can’t quite get my head around that. Sadly, she wasn’t able to wallow in family admiration. She’s in a […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 25-08-2013 in BLOG tagged with DEMENTIA / Grandmother / home / hot chocolate / orgasms
I’ve been spending time with my Grandmother who is in a home for Dementia sufferers….I always slightly think they’re not the “sufferers” it’s the people around them that must suffer more because once they’ve got full on dementia most of the “inmates” seem really really happy. Talking rubbish and not […]
Posted by Family Affairs on 19-05-2013 in BLOG tagged with 70th birthday / balloons / celebration / Grandmother / mother / mummy / party
It was my mother’s 70th birthday yesterday so we celebrated with a little family party at my house which she loved. It’s still very hard for her to enjoy anything very much without my father being around. She still misses him desperately. However, we did what we could and sparkled up the house with balloons and candles and flowers and cake and champagne and surrounded her with all five grandchildren who range in age from one to nearly twenty one and I think she had a really lovely time.
Quite a significant gap there between the grandchildren – one won’t go to bed and the other won’t get up. On the one hand she was trying to stop her teeny weeny one year old granddaughter from falling over and hurting herself because she’s just learnt to walk and on the other she was trying to stop her 20 year old grandson from falling over and hurting himself because he’s had too much to drink.
Anyway, the thing that amused her the most was the rather boring stripy wrapping paper my sister in law bought which when opened on the inside had lots of naked men:-
We danced to our family anthem Pata Pata and mixed up all the ages – which I LOVE doing – my children getting on down in the kitchen with me and not minding dancing next to their mother – it is truly an honour to have somehow passed that test (even if they’re sniggering to each other behind my back).
Here is my son’s birthday message to my mother – not sure she was particularly happy with her size or indeed her hairstyle:-
and here is my brother celebrating the fact that there was yet more wine in the fridge:-
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