Posted: 30/06/2015 at 16:27
Hello folks - I'm back from visiting Ma - most of the residents had gone down to the beach with staff but Ma had changed her mind at the last minute and stayed behind in the cool - handy as I didn't have to go and find them all. She was in a lovely mood, very confused - Pa sleeps a lot apparently, and doesn't join in with things any more , and her mother doesn't come around very much nowadays, (thank goodness) but she kept saying it's a lovely place to live, just like a happy family, no one falls out with anyone, everyone helps each other, and isn't it lovely to live a life free from any worries , Sounds like the pills are working She smiled more today than I've ever seen, even when I was a child - she was always too self-conscious to smile until she got Alzheimer's
I'd bought Ma a little bag of Thornton's chocs, but by the time I got there they were liquid, so I gave her a bag of marshmallows I'd bought for the barbeque this evening - she loves those. Fortunately I'd bought two bags.
When I got back I picked up my new Kenwood Multi-Pro from Waitrose and bought some pork chops, chicken and lamb bits for barbequeing for the rest of the week, along with a bottle of Pimms Blackberry & Elderflower and some lemonade - some of the pork chops are marinading and the Pimms and lemonade are in the fridge.
Now I'm going to put my feet up in front of some tennis for a few minutes ...