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A new stage in my life...................

Discussion in 'After dementia — dealing with loss' started by Grannie G, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    I had an eventful day yesterday.

    My grandson was performing in a play at a London Theatre. Not the West End sadly but a small theatre in a former Colourworks paint factory described as;

    ` an Off West End theatre . It presents plays, operas and musicals featuring established and emerging artists.

    Needless to say my grandson is an emerging artist rather than an established one.

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    This was the stage. No platform, no scenery, no props just two chairs and two orange boxes.

    The play was good and we met my grandson and some of the other actors in the bar afterwards. They were all very excited, all young aspiring people who worked for a living doing humdrum jobs until they are `discovered`.

    We set off for the train home only to find our train was delayed and all following trains cancelled due to a signal box failure.

    The crowd gathered, all anxiously staring at the departure board waiting for a miracle. Paul had gone to get himself, me and my daughter in law Julie coffees when the board changed and our train was announced for platform 11.

    Thank goodness for mobile phones. Julie phoned Paul while we rushed onto the platform hoping for a seat.

    The train doors did not open and we and a million others stood for at least half an hour waiting and hoping, on guard by our respective doors.

    Then came an announcement the train on Platform 13 was the one for us and there was a stampede to the next but one platform everyone really anxious to get home.

    We managed to get seats and arrived at our destination at 1.30am.

    We took it in good heart but I imagine regular travellers didn`t take it so lightly.
     
  2. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
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    !:eek:

    Love Loo xxx
    Thanks Sylvia, you are so right about being tested to the hilt. Bu there is nothing I can do to change how it is so I can only accept that and try to take it day by day and try to deal with what they bring, Just wish the DWP brown envelopes would stop coming through the letterbox! About the attendance told me,it will all sort itself out in time.It is a beauifui day here but I miss my panthat does frighten me. A new experience in life!I tell myself
    :eek::rolleyes:

    Love Loo xxx
     
  3. Loopiloo

    Loopiloo Registered User

    May 10, 2010
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    Sorry
    Thanks Sylvia, you are so right about being tested to the hilt. Bu there is nothing I can do to change how it is so I can only accept that and try to take it day by

    day and try to deal with what they bring, Just wish the DWP brown envelopes would stop coming through the letterbox! About the attendance told me,it will all sort itself out in time. It is a lovely day here but I miss my panoramice view from the livingroon, bedroom view is limited.They are talking about a hoist to get me back. into the living room and that does frighten me. A new experience in life! I tell myself :eek:

    It sounded a good evening despit the station adventures.


    Sorry Sylvia this seems out of context, printed in the wrong place
    place, got bit lost re-reading your thread
    It sounded a good evening andsafely home be it the wee sma hours,
    xxx
     
  4. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,115
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    It`s fine Loo. @Loopiloo

    I just appreciate any post from you wherever they are.

    With love xx
     
  5. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
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    Quite an adventurous evening, Sylvia! I'm glad you got home - would have been grim to have to either wait there all night or go looking for accommodation at that time of night?
     
  6. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    I`m relieved I wasn`t by myself @LadyA.

    I hope you are well.
     
  7. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    I had such an unexpected eventful and enjoyable day yesterday.

    My younger granddaughter came round for a visit while she is on holiday from Manchester University. I`m so impressed with her. The University has a society to raise funds for the homeless and other people experiencing hard times and she is the Chair. They are planning an event over the Bank Holiday and have been offered a free venue and DJ. Last year they were able to donate over 1000 kilos of food to the food banks.

    Sadly the media doesn`t make headlines out of these activities. They don`t sell papers.

    At the same time, I had a phone call from my Tai Chi teacher T. She and her husband are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary. They are delighted they can both get into their original wedding clothes.

    When they got married they had lots of photos by a Magnolia tree. T wanted to know if they could come and have some nostalgic photos taken by my Magnolia tree. I told her they would need to hurry because the blossom was falling day by day so they came in the afternoon. We took lots of photos and then spent the rest of the afternoon sharing our life stories.

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    It was such a lovely time.
     
  8. Cat27

    Cat27 Volunteer Moderator

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    How lovely Sylvia.
     
  9. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

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    What a lovely day. I’m very impressed that your friends can still wear their wedding clothes!
     
  10. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
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    So am I Bunpoots :oops:
     
  11. LynneMcV

    LynneMcV Volunteer Moderator

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    What a lovely day you had, and that photo is perfect for the happy couple. Such impressive news about your granddaughter and the society she chairs too. I wish them great success in fundraising this Easter weekend.
     
  12. jaymor

    jaymor Volunteer Moderator

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    Well done to your granddaughter Sylvia. The photo is wonderful.
     
  13. love.dad.but..

    love.dad.but.. Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
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    Isn't it wonderful how nice unexpected visits or phone calls can change our day...yours sounded lovely. Young adults are often lumped into one selfish bunch in the press and I am sure there are some...but my 30 somethings, your grandchildren and many of us can say ours are not like that. Mind you...in my experience some older non dementia adults can also be a selfish pain in the....:D
     
  14. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,115
    Kent
    On a completely different vein; one warm sunny day, windows and the back door open to let in fresh air and a pesky fly is driving me up the wall in my living room.
     
  15. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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    Lovely stories Sylvia, our grandson has been doing a Masters at Manchester, he has loved it there.
    Certainly travel is not easy these these days, it sounds as you are doing some really positive things though.
    Enjoy the Easter Weekend, we have just been given some hot cross buns, we have had a tradition of having these toasted for breakfast on Good Friday.
    When I was a girl the bakers only opened for the sale of these early morning.
     
  16. love.dad.but..

    love.dad.but.. Registered User

    Jan 16, 2014
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    I remember that as well with the bakers @AliceA and I still have hot cross buns for Good Friday breakfast.

    I noticed @Grannie G a fly or 2 arriving yesterday.
     
  17. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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    Now they seem to be sold for months, people miss on the peculiar pleasure of seasonal foods.
    The sun has brought out a lot of Queen wasps, I hope it is not a bad year, I have to carry an injection for analeptic shock.
     
  18. Grannie G

    Grannie G Volunteer Moderator

    Apr 3, 2006
    69,115
    Kent
    So do I Alice. I seem to have some chemistry in my body which attracts insects of every kind.

    If a fly is in my room, it doesn`t just crawl up the window like any normal fly, it flies around and around missing my head by inches but threatening me just the same.,
     
  19. LadyA

    LadyA Registered User

    Oct 19, 2009
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    I can't live with a fly buzzing around inside! They drive me bonkers!
     
  20. AliceA

    AliceA Registered User

    May 27, 2016
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    Strange how some of us are, we had a Swedish friend who would happily allow mosquitoes to land on him, he never had a problem.
     
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