Spamar - so sorry to hear your news. You will miss her. Sending big hugs. Will try and catch up with some of what's been going on here, haven't' found the time or emotional energy to post a long detailed post. Not sure if I mentioned dau got her place on the Welsh MTB prog, well today I had to pick her up from half term training camp, normally she gets the train (takes 2hours 40ish to Chester) but they wanted parents to go for a talk, all of 20 mins, journey down with half term traffic took 4 hours 15, about 3.5 coming back. It probably was worth it to catch up with coaches. On way home got a call to say mum had been sick over her bed and carpet, they have cleaned up but think I need to go and give it another clean tomorrow. The on site carers will check on her through the night. There are no bugs going round where she lives they said, but she had been to a Halloween party and probably ate a lot of buffet, she behaved like that pre dementia so I'm hoping it is just over eating, of high fat and sweet foods. Dau has done a couple of national level cyclocross races - Derby and Abergavenny, she was 13th at first one, and 9th at second, although she punctured, tyres are still rideable, so got to pits and on spare bike, and having been 7th, dropped to 11th worked back up to 9th. Really pleased for her as she can see and feel improvement. She is so much less tired than she has been for a long long time. Sporting success for son as well, selected for cross country team, and came 3rd in District so goes through to county race in Jan. And work should get a bit easier as I have an assistant starting next week - for 2 days a week (I work 3). I suspect we will still have too much work between us but at least the promised help had arrived. Slugsta - sounds like you need to work out who to speak to at DC to get message across, as long as they will keep having her, and glad you are pushing SS for another assessment. Amy - hope you are feeling better - so nice of that chap to give you the flowers. I've had more than one melt down in the last couple of years, over little things as it is the straw to break the camels back. Grace - hope you aren't over doing that physio. Evening everyone else. I need to pack for a race for me, son and OH tomorrow, this race is always short of marshals so I've offered my services as well. Really feeling that 8 hours of driving.