Posted: 28/07/2014 at 12:47
Spent lots of time wistfully looking at the mountains I used to climb, before obesity, lack of fitness and general laziness stopped me.
A few days in Ballater, Eastern Highlands with MIL, and then back to mums, where I have been since.
She is now physically much better, but is so frail and very miserable. I dont think she is able to look after herself, but she refuses outside help and, point blank refuses to discuss any possibility of a home.
Both my sisters are now on holiday from teaching, and are going to take it in turns to stay with her until September, when I will take over again.
There is something deeply discomforting watching the person who cared for you for such a long time, and whose strength and will power I used to marvel at, fall apart in front of you. Cherish them while you still have them.
Sorry I have no idea what any of you have been up to. I hope you are all well, and that your gardens are blooming. Wellcome to any that have joined in my absence.
Hopefully I should be around more now, but I have a lot of soul searching to do.