These days I am always on tenterhooks at bedtime. Will I be able to keep mum awake till at least 8.30 pm and when she goes to bed will she stay there without her little dog by her side. Will I have to put a dvd on to keep her happy and because she only likes war films sure it will be too loud and keep her awake. Or maybe she will decide to get up and dressed and come into my room full of chatter which makes no sense at all, or will she start sneaking around the house checking everything, last night she took my diary back to her bedroom, will she do this again tonight. Too hot or cold. When she does fall asleep, at what time is safe to sneak in and turn off bedside light and electric blanket probably midnight! An added possible problem tonight is mum has not got her ankle boots with Velcro fasteners had to take them to cobbler today she is obsessed with them and the repair will take at least 6 days. These boots are a very useful alarm for me, when she gets up I can hear her open and close the Velcro and depending on how many times she does this I can judge if she is just sitting on her bed or getting ready for a right royal walk around the house. I may be lucky tonight think she is asleep so going to sneak in and turn off dvd, she chose The Great Escape. I know that I will not be able to relax completely till we have past midnight and if I'm lucky again she will still be asleep.