As you all know, this is a very tough time for Adrian. It’s not easy being an only child and watching both your parents suffering and deteriorating painfully slowly in front of you. I am proud of Adrian for the way he is handling things and filled with love and admiration for the selflessness that keeps him visiting the hospital nearly every day and looking after his mum every weekend.
Adrian used to be a technical author and he has a way with words, so I’m delighted that he’s started a new blog which he’s been thinking of doing for a while. It’s called ‘See if I care’ and he hopes that writing about his experiences of caring for his parents will strike a chord with others, maybe even be helpful to others going through something similar. If nothing else, it’s got to be good therapy for him.
He’s only just started it, so there’s not much content there yet, but I’m sure he’d be grateful if you took a look.
Last year I mentioned my birthday and was bombarded with requests for the date. I try to keep my real birthday off the internet for security reasons, so let’s just say I’m taking advantage of the bank holiday weekend to have an extra day off and some ‘me time’ as my birthday is soon.
I hope to spend Sunday having a luxuriously selfish crafting day. Monday we’re going out to visit a National Trust place with my Mum and I’m trying to decide which local town to go shopping in on Tuesday. Whitby is a bit of a trek, but such a wonderful place to visit; Harrogate has lots to offer, with a possible trip to Fountain’s Abbey; Corbridge for the quirkiest shop around (Re); or Northallerton simply for Betty’s tearoom.
Hmmm, maybe I’ll close my eyes and stick a pin in a map!
Somewhere with a Betty’s Tearoom will probably win …