Sunday, 13 July 2014

I'm Back

Hi everyone

I'm back. From where I hear you ask. Well, I'll tell you but first I think you better get some refreshments as this could take a while.

I've been quite busy again with exam invigilating for GCSE's and A levels and although they finished a couple of weeks ago I was asked to stay on and do the year 9's and 10's exams which finished earlier this week.  I worked on the days that mum was at day care and I tried to get ahead at the weekends but by Friday I just got behind in everything.

I'm still working on the twiddlemuffs and have fourteen ready for picking up, from my local library, next Thursday. I will do a photo next week. I made two muffs from scratch for relatives of two friends and one more to make.
I've had so much support, from the library craft club, the fourteen that are ready were knitted by them and today I was given a further seventeen. Whilst I have been away from the club it was decided to set a target of one hundred muffs before Christmas. We are half way there. I can't thank, all the ladies and one gent, enough for their help and dedication and the difference they will make to people with dementia. I will have to make them some cakes when we reach our target.

After the rainy gala at Poulton we had one more to do the following week and that was our local one and what an amazing day that was. The committee managed to arrange for the procession to include some of the old route (this procession was the 115th) which made it three miles long in total and I walked it in the blazing sunshine and got quite burnt. The atmosphere was the best it had been for a long time and the procession was the longest it had been for ten yeas. L retired from being the Prince Charming so we've not attend any other galas. yeah. Afterwards we called in home to freshen up (we live near by) and return to the gala field for L and her friend to go on some of the fairground rides. I didn't take any photos this year because we have so many from last year.

At the end of June I had the second injection (out of three) in my eye, the following day it was my birthday and the day after that I was at the dentist having preparations done ready for a crown followed by a trip to the beach with the guides, that was a lovely night watching the guides having so much fun and the best bit was when some of the girls came up to us and said, Thank you. Next Monday we break up for the summer.

We've been to Cleveleys beach M and L climbed on the new rocks (the hills in the background are part of the Lake District) and I played with my new camera and then we walked back along the sand It was a lovely day and something we should do more often. We live close enough but I don't think we appreciate it enough.

We've also Been to Fleetwood beach having fun flying a kite, eating ice-cream. watching the boats and walking on the sand. Behind that nice boat, in the distance is Heysham power station.

Dad had a much needed break in Tenerife for a week and came back much refreshed and mum went into a home that specialised in dementia care. The staff there were very caring and had time to spend with the residents. There were activities on every day and the residents were encouraged to join in but could leave if they wanted to to. I visited as often as I could but that was my busy week and only managed to see mum about four times in nine days. I did have one complaint and that was although all her clothes had her name in them some still went missing and she had other peoples in her draws. I understand that this is quite often the case in most homes. Dad had to take some things back to the home and collect some of mums. The strangest thing to go missing was one of her slippers, it disappeared a couple of days after she arrived and its still not turned up. (She does need some new ones). Dad is looking at his next break at around October/November and the next one after I think he's planning for February/March.

Well I think that's me caught up now. Hope you are still awake. I'm afraid I had a few sleeps whilst writing this as I didn't have enough time to do it all in one go.

Carolx













8 comments:

  1. Nope, I didn't go to sleep! You've been busy - don't overdo it, will you? Congratulations on achieving your half way target for the muffs. We've just had a picnic at Rossall today. It was very hot but quite windy. Take care.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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    1. Glad you didn't fall asleep. I think I did over do a bit because this past week I've been very tired and sleeping in over this weekend so I think I might be recovered now. It's nice at Rossall.
      Carolx

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  2. Gosh you have been busy! Love your photos and Happy Belated Birthday! A x

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  3. I think the muffs are a fabulous idea...well done on the amount made/collected.
    Jane x

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    1. 1 down 16 to go (to decorate) and then decide where they are to go
      Carolx

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  4. You have been busy - I hope the rest of the optical/dental treatment goes smoothly. I am feeling guilty because I have not done any knitting for weeks - I fully intended making a twiddle muff, but I just can't settle to knitting when the weather is warm!! Make sure you catch up on your sleep. So good Dad had a break [and the missing slipper is a mystery - maybe one of the other residents is hoping Prince Charming has picked it up and will come and find her?] Summer blessings xx

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    1. The cap is fitted Tuesday next week and then Saturday is no3 injection (I like this specialist, she's gentle). My mum didn't like knitting in the summer but it doesn't bother me unless I was doing blanket. I think I have caught up with sleep now as I feel my energy's returning. It's a proper mystery about mum's slipper.
      Carolx

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