Author: dderbydave


I've neglected this blog while dealing with various issues. The largest of these has been Mum's move to a dementia wing about a mile or so away from our house. The last six months have seen her raging at the injustice of the move and demanding to be returned to her house - a move … Continue reading June


A letter to Dad

Dear Dad Conversations with you were always difficult. Being so much older than us was a part of it. I've tried hard not to carry on this trait with my kids - the gap in years between you and me is the same as it is between me and my girls. But mostly you weren't … Continue reading A letter to Dad

Birthday Girl

It was Mum's 76th birthday on Wednesday. We had meant to go over and see her but the weather has been hostile just lately. The news has focussed mostly on Scotland and the East coast where the brunt of the cold weather hit. We got off lightly but it was still foul here. Temperatures dropped … Continue reading Birthday Girl