Well, that’s a turn up for the books

I sent a letter to my brother - the one who responded to the first one in June. Just an update of Mum's situation, her new address and how we've dealt with the house. He phoned and left a message while I was at work. He has offered to help with the "top up" for … Continue reading Well, that’s a turn up for the books


Alzheimers: coping

It's been some time since Mum's Alzheimers accelerated. A fall in early December helped to highlight its progress. Now she is in a safe place where her medical needs are met and her safety is assured. The initial guilt I felt as we cleared her house of the debris accumulated over the year is passing. … Continue reading Alzheimers: coping

The deed is done

It's strange. The build up to Mum's "internment" has been more dramatic than the actual event. To recall, she fell in December, banging her head and revealing to the doctors that her heart and diabetes are both in need of attention. Increasing a medication sorts her arrhythmia out (I think it's a beta blocker). Her … Continue reading The deed is done


Reading has always been a big part of my life. As a kid I'd hide in Middle Earth or Narnia, spending quality time with the folk there. It was a better place to be than the erratic ever shifting world on the other side of my book. As an adult it gave me the company … Continue reading Alan