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    BBC Breakfast Television.

    Today - tomorrow - Thursday

    BBC Breakfast television is doing a feature on Dementia.

    Lionel is being featured on Thursday.

    If todays slot is anything to go by, it should be interesting viewing.
    Connie

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    You did a great job, Connie, and it was nice to see you with Lionel at the home.

    Your message came across beautifully clearly.

    Such a shame these pieces must be so short.

    Well done.
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    Dear Connie

    I've just watched your piece -- and was in floods of tears!

    As soon as you alked in and said 'Hello my darling', that did it! It was just you!

    Well done! No one could have doubted how much you love Lionel, I'm sure it will have touched people's hearts.

    Love and hugs,


    Hazel
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    Hello Connie, I'm so sorry I missed this. I would have loved to have seen you both. (Dodgy tummy last night and slept in this morning.) I've tried to look on the BBC website but for some reason there is no 'play again' function for the Breakfast programme. DRAT

    Love Deborah

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    Hi Deborah

    Ella left a link on the thread on Tea Room, you can watch it here:

    http://search.bbc.co.uk/search?go=ho...mers&scope=all


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    Well done Connie I only wish I could put into words

    the way you do without going into floods of tears

    shame it way on so early

    takr care Love Marg xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    Oh my gosh Connie! I was doing my daily search for dementia news stories for my dementia news web page that I do and imagine my surprise when I saw you and then Lionel on video!

    Deborah you can see it again at:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7787376.stm

    And now I know why you are happy with Lionel's home, my goodness it is a palace compared to where Dad had to live, he is very lucky to have a home like that available to him and very lucky to have such a loving wife who understands him.

    Well I have got to get back to posting dementia news sites...just wanted to let you know that I thought it was a great video news story.

    Best wishes to you and Lionel as always,
    Nat

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    Thank you Nat

    I had recorded it but your link saved me trailing through it and as Dhiren is still asleep I have been able to watch it twice.

    Connie it was beautiful.

    Love xx

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    I missed Wednesday's slot, and would have missed you and Lionel had I not recorded it.

    I agree with all the above posts- beautiful piece, lovely room, but a bit short- would have liked to have seen more of you both.

    Was in a bit of rush this morning (cleaner coming and have to tidy up before she arrives at 8 a.m. so she can clean ) and was not quite as awake as I might have been, so will watch again tonight.
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    Thanks for the link.

    Oh Connie - well done. Yes, you touched my heart, too.

    Love Jan

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    Dear Connie

    Such a moving piece.

    Love
    Jennifer

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    Dear Connie,

    Thank you for sharing. It is a very emotional piece to watch.

    Love from
    Christine

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    Connie

    It was lovely and so sensitive.

    You are a brave lady.

    Love

    Mameeskye

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    Connie

    I have just watched the video link twice.

    It was lovely,you was so calm and in control but your love for Lionel was so evident.

    Love Janet

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    Dear Connie,
    I managed to catch it this morning.

    It was very moving and your caring spirit, so evident on this forum, shone through like a beacon.

    It should have been much longer but was fantastic. Well done.

    God Bless,
    Elaine

 

 

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