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  1. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, 2 Jays, so sorry that the hotel wasn't up to scratch - but so glad that you feel you are nearly 'at the top of the ladder' xxxx Ouch on the arthritus Spamar - can so sympathised with the aching and pain - sending you very gentle {{{{hugs}}}} JM, poor you - and poor son with...
  2. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Hi everyone, long time, no see. A hugely busy few weeks, triggering a fibro flare ( worse I've ever had) and very little time spent on computor as its not particularly comfortable to do anything much at the moment. Glad the exam stress is over for you with dau, JM. Not a nice time for anyone! I...
  3. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all - and thank you all so much for your kind words about Busta. It's so very strange here without him, and although I thought that I had prepared myself, it's still left me feeling heartbroken. And I keep forgetting for a split second - putting food down and calling for the other two...
  4. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Dare I admit that OH, son and daughters BF are all Liverpool fans, and were delighted at the result. The only reason it mattered to me was that I was spared the after-match misery I would have got had Liverpool lost! Glad the exams are going well JM - but feel for you with all the running...
  5. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, Poor you Juggles, if son is also going through the teen strops :( I still strugle dealing with just youngest - and no way could I have coped with 5 kids, like Candy! 3 kids - with a big gap between numbers 2 and 3 - have been quite enough for me. Youngest headed off with her mates...
  6. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Lol, everyone! I never thought how odd it would sound, referring to the gym ball to build a pizza oven :D JM - you have it right! OH used it as a sort of mould - and he even incorporated the chimney flue that came crashing down into our garden during that awful storm a few weeks ago - that has...
  7. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, 2jays, I'm so glad that the Jay household seem to be finally getting better! Its about time, you guys have had such a rough ride recently. Hopefully it won't be long before you can head off to Fuerteventura or Landsagrotty again. Its the thought of getting into that lovely sunshine...
  8. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, Hope everyone is OK? Just a brief pop in. Mil is still chugging along. I visited on Friday, she was in her room, quite happy watching the TV. No idea who I was 'You're a cousin or something, aren't you?' she asked. I agreed I was, gave her my name - and she then called me Phyllis...
  9. Ann Mac

    Fed up, but got to keep going

    Hi Wookie, You sound at the absolute end of your tether, and I want to echo what has been said by others. You have no legal obligation to provide 24/7 (or in fact, any) care for your Mum, and nor do you have any legal obligation to fund residential care (or any other care) for her. If she can't...
  10. Ann Mac

    Booking respite care for a specific date?

    Hi Sowmino, and welcome to TP :) As Canary said, I was faced with this issue, about 3 years ago, when my Mum in law lived with us. I'd had a carers assessment, which strongly advised that I take 'regular' respite breaks, as Mil was very challenging. When we came to actually book respite though...
  11. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, My sympathies on the cost of the new glasses, Slugsta - I've scratched the lens on mine (not badly, thankfully) and am dreading the cost when I get around to replacing them. At least mine aren't varifocals, though - so expensive! I saw my older two change a lot when they left home...
  12. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning everyone, JM, it sounds like your dau is really starting to settle - I'm so pleased for you (and her). One of the (few) plusses to mine not doing uni is at least I don't have to wory about how she would get on with housemates - not so much the tantrums, they seemed reserved for family -...
  13. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning everyone x JM - I'm really sorry to hear your Mum isn't doing well. Sending {{{{{hugs}}}}, its so hard to see the deterioration happening xxx As for your dau's latest - Boy, some of that is so familiar! It sounds like you and your OH are doing what my OH and I are finding ourselves...
  14. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Easter x Spamar, I'm so glad you had the run of pain free days - and sorry that it didn't last xxx Being able to do the roast, though, it does sound like the exercises are helping - fingers crossed for even more of an improvement xxx Slugsta, the...
  15. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Happy 18th to your daughter, JM - I hope she has a fantastic day :) I'm sorry you had a sleepless night, hun - easpecially as I'm sure dau will enjoy the cakes anyway - and I hope appreciate your efforts - without the additional fancy bits and bobs!xxx Slugsta - enjoy your lunch out xxx...
  16. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, You guys will remember the huge problems about no respite beds in our area? And how, in the end, the council caved and agreed to comission just one bed for the whole area? Well , it very much looks like that one bed no longer exists! I have a friend who's Dad was diagnose about 5...
  17. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, Glad you had a lovely weekend away, Slugsta - thank goodness for Tesco club points and bargains, lol - same for us, we couldn't usually have afforded the hotel we stayed in, we had just been lucky enough to stumble across a bargain on the hotel's website. I was steaming with...
  18. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    And sunrise walks on 'our' beach
  19. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Hello, everyone - as you can see - I'm back :) I hope everyone is OK, and that none of you have been poorly, or had any unpleasant drama's whilst we have been away! The holiday was amazing! We had got a bargain on a very nice hotel - one that would usually be a bit out of our range - and it...
  20. Ann Mac

    So bizarre !

    Morning all, Thank you for all the holiday wishes - I can't believe we go tomorrow! When we booked, it seemed ages away - now, we have both been so busy, its almost like its crept up on us! Only my camera and the lens I'll be using today to go into my hand luggage - and me to work out what I'm...