1. Expert Q&A: Living well as a carer - Thurs 29 August, 3-4pm

    As a carer for a person living with dementia, the needs of the person you care for will often come before your own. You may experience a range of difficult emotions and you may not have the time to do all the things you need to do. Caring can have a big impact on both your mental and physical health, as well as your overall wellbeing.

    Angelo, our Knowledge Officer (Wellbeing) is our expert on this topic. He will be here to answer your questions on Thursday 29 August between 3-4pm.

    You can either post questions >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll answer as many as we can on the day.

  1. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,701
    Morning all,

    Welcome back Spamar - so glad you had a nice trip, though a shame about the shop being closed down! Were you able to find anywhere else to buy the new clothes?

    JM, hope your boiler is working properly now - despite a couple of OK-ish days lately, the evenings are still so nippy at the moment.

    Things a little calmer here, thankfully. I'm making a real effort to make dau keep on top of her room - but, not trusting her to do it, I am also going in there every other day and doing myself! Have already removed clothes from under the bed and towels from the floor. I got an indignant "I was going to do that!", but she knows she is on shakey ground, so hasn't blown. OH has repaired some of the furniture (one wardrobe door still clamped up in his workshed, as I type) but a new chest of drawers is definitely essential - though she has now asked us to buy her a 'nice desk/work station' for her birthday, and I suspect that will be in place of the drawers, saving her having to buy them! She has a smaller drawer set for undies, t-shirts, etc - but not entirely sure where she intends to keep her spare bedding sets if the big chest goes.

    Mil seems better, though we are none the wiser about what, if anything, caused the 'dip' we saw last week. She is incapable of telling us accurately whats going on with her, even physically - her speech is now so garbled a lot of time, she starts a sentence sayng one thing and ends it talking about something completely different because she can't keep track, and often you realise that she has 'lost' the word or words she needs to make any sense when she is talking. Its worrying - I hate to think of her being in any discomfort, and not able to tell us. But although I get the impression that paracetamol is given regularly 'just in case', for obvious reasons, the home are reluctant to give her anything stronger on that basis. We are going to see her tomorrow afternoon, taking in her Mothers day present and the 'belated' presents from oldest, as we are away for Mothers day this time.

    We fly off on Saturday morning at the very early time of 6.30 a.m. - meaning we are at the airport for 4.30, meaning we are leaving the house at about 3.15, meaning we will have to be up at 2a.m.! I guess for me, thats only getting up an hour or so earlier than usual, but OH is going to struggle. He finishes at lunchtime on the Friday and the plan was that he would head to bed for a few hours then - unlike me, he needs his sleep. However, as he hasn't even packed yet, I suspect he isn't going to be able to do that! As for me - I'm working till after 8pm on Friday night! A one off project, 6 - 7pm, that I have been trying to set up for a group of young carers for a long time, this was the only date that they could make and as they are so looking forward to the session, I won't let them down. Once thats finished, I have the journey home then about 30 minutes worth of admin that I have to complete (but can't till I finish the session!), and that will be me done! March marks the end of our 'year', target wise, so I can't not do the admin. I have met, and exceeded all targets this year, btw - by quite a good margin. However, as I told one of the very senior bosses at last weeks meeting, this year, I have NO intention of working the sort of additional unpaid hours I have worked this year again, so the target reach may be very different in March 2020!

    I took most of yesterday off to claim back some of my owed hours, but with another big all day project on today, I couldn't resist just checking the emails to make sure that there were no last minute spanners in the works - just as well, as I had news that the group size for today has grown from 10 young people to sixteen, which meant I had to notify the Nature Reserve where we are spending the day, make sure the additional paperwork would be done by the teacher and sort additional transport too - took about an hour or so, so not quite the full day off I was hoping for. I am actually quite looking forward to today - we are building nesting boxes this morning, then setting up wildlife cameras along the various badger trails at the site. I think the young people are going to love it too.

    Tomorrow is my 'rest day', so last minute cleaning and sorting - packing wise, I'm done, just need to add my camera, which I'll be using today and Friday for work, to the otherwise sorted hand luggage - and work out what I'm actually going to wear to travel in! As I have a skype meeting when I get back from todays project at 4pm(ish) I am going to try and restrict my hours to the 2 projects I have Friday afternoon and evening, and the 30 minutes essential admin, otherwise I am going to go over, yet again.

    So - a busy few days ahead, before we have our holiday. Looking forward to it sooooooo much. I used a large chunk of leave this current work year, taking time off to sort the kerfuffle with the HBM and Mils care when they put her on 'end of life', meaning I havent had a proper break since our last holiday in September. This coming year, I've taken advantage of a scheme to buy an extra weeks leave - just in case. I don't want to be in that situation again. Having said that, I am off to the Isle of Man in August, for a week with my best friend, and mid-Sept, OH and I are off for an 11 day break with my sister and husband (the Irish gang) - which leaves me bank holidays and about another 8 days leave till the following April, lol.

    Not sure that I'll get on here again before we go, so sending you all lots of love, as always xxxx
     
  2. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
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    Lots of love to you Ann

    Sounds manic your last week before your holiday :(

    Enjoy my favourite island and relish in the (hopefully) warm weather

    We had planned to take a trip ourselves but 1J being under the weather, it doesn’t look possible yet but it’s on our Do very soon list, so leave the place tidy please :D
     
  3. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
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    Have a fantastic holiday, Ann. Relax and enjoy!
     
  4. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

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    Have a good holiday Ann
     
  5. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Ann, I'm sorry that both you and OH will be working right up to the wire :( Really hope that you have a wonderful, relaxing holiday (((hugs))).
     
  6. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,701
    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 wearing to travel in tomorrow - and all set. Thank Crunchy - the last couple of days have been manic, and today is likely to be the same.

    I had such a lovely, but exhausting, day on Wednesday, in my one-off project with a very large group of young people. We spent the day at a nature reserve, building bird boxes in the morning, and on a wildlife survey in the afternoon. The group were so nice - great fun and just got stuck in, and they clearly had a ball. Very proud of their bird boxes, but the afternoon was even better. We spotted buzzards, tree creepers and - to my amazement, in the space of an hour, we also found two nests of baby field voles, a common lizard - and 3 slow worms. me being me, I was so thrilled to see these creatures - first time I've seen a common lizard in the wild, so to speak - but even better was the look on the faces of the group. For them, it was the first time some of them had ever seen these animals, the fascination and amazement and delight they expressed was just so nice :) However, a lot of walking- including some hiking up very steep inclines that I had to bow out of in the end and take a 'flatter route - and I was sooooooo tired and sore when I got home.

    Ms Mac - hmmmmmm - OK, no major melt downs, but back on the slippery slope. I've been into her room twice and found clothes and papers scattered over the floor, along with snack wrappers and empty cans/bottles. I've simply cleaned it up - and you can see she is starting to get wound up that I'm doing that, she has a real thing about us 'staying out of HER room'. However, no way am I risking the sort of mess we faced last time, so its a case of tough - and now I am starting to worry about about what sort of mess we are going to face on our return. because clearly she isn't making the sort of effort she promised she would.

    Nearest to a big melt down was last night. Yesterday morning, s0ds law just before we go away, the bathroom sink began leaking really badly - and the boilder stopped working. OH started the day with a shower that turned freezing half way through! He was working all day, and I was up to my neck in a lot of stuff, so he contacted BG, and also tried to fix the sink when he got home. Sink leak is due to the number of cotton buds, hair bobbles and hair clips that were jammed in the pipes, which have damaged some sort of seal - all down to Ms Mac. He deserves a medal for not losing it with her, instead he calmly pointed out what had caused the problem and let her know she has to be more careful. He will have to pick up a replacement seal when he finishes work at midday today, and finish fixing the sink then. As for the boiler - well, we are insured, so it was just a case of paying the excess and setting a date for them to come and fix it. We did get hot water back later in the day, but this is about the 4th time its just stopped working over the last few weeks, though previously its just been a for a short time, and so it needs sorting. Only of course, we are going away. OH explained this, that our dau would have to be here for the engineer to access the boiler - but that she works. A tentative date was set for Monday. OH explained this to dau, telling her the date could be changed if she was working - and she went into strop mode, telling him repeatedly that she wasn't going to 'miss any work to suit him!'. How he kept his patience, I don't know - it was me who ending up jumping in and giving her what for. Cue her disappearing to her room for the evening - and the date for the boiler being fixed STILL hasn't been set as she wouldn't spend the time letting us know when it would suit her - because she was 'busy'. Part of me is worrying that she will be left with no heating and hot water while we are away - another part is thinking 'serves her right'. We had - not an argument - but an 'exchange' over food and so on for when she is away. Usually, I leave freezer/fridge well stocked, and money for her. This time she is just knocking money off next months keep - the comment was something along the lines of 'I'll knock £40 off, because I doubt if what I eat comes to that much'. So - I think this is the lead up to her trying the old chestnut of her insisting that the £50 a week she pays is too much (she earns about £250 - £300 a week!!!) . I mildly pointed out that her keep includes bills, cleaning products and often, toiletries, and that we also run her here , there and everywhere, so its petrol too. She wasn't convinced. So this time I havent stocked up on anything - including laundry products - and we'll see how she goes!

    I'm working till about 7.30 -8 tonight - occasionally I have one off projects that take place in the evening - so we went to see Mil after work yesterday. And again, she isn't too well. A tummy upset, so she was on 'bed rest' when we arrived. Didn't stop her being fiesty - again, both OH and I had to watch out because the old 'lets sqeeze your fingers till you scream' trick was very much in evidence - and the nurse had to move pretty quickly to dodge a thump when she tried to give Mil her meds. A few times she yelled out as though in pain, and there was a lot of 'Help me', but she actually seemed on reasonable form most of the visit - one very strange conversation, when OH left the room to answer a call from BG, though.

    "I've hardly lived", she suddenly announced, and then repeated it again when I answered with a confused 'Pardon?'. She followd that up with a very sad "And I've hardly been alive". Not sure what I would get, I asked what she meant?. "Well, I'm only just born" she replied, " Just 2 or 3 days ago". All I could say was 'Oh - really?" . "Yes, she said "and so I've hardly lived". I have no idea where that came from, but it seemed to make her awfully sad. I gave her a hug - which stopped very rapidly when she went for my fingers again, and cackled like a flipping witch - but what an odd notion to have.

    I have an hour of admin this morning, then a last minute tidy round and sort out before heading out for my first project of the day, early this afternoon. Then when thats finished, an hour before I have to head out to the next one, then the very last bit of admin on my return. And thats me done! Hoping that I can get off to sleep very early tonight, so I get at least a couple of hours before we have to be up, washed dressed and heading for the airport.

    Promise I'll leave Fuerteventura all nice and tidy for you, 2jays - hope 1Jay is well enough for you have a break there soon. Everyone else, sending much love, and I'll see you all when I get back xxxxx
     
  7. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Sorry, I know it's a bit late, but I hope Ann and Mr Mac have a lovely, restful holiday xx
     
  8. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

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    Ann I hope you goto away ok. I certainly wasn't awake to wave as you went past. Can hear the m56 in summer as it goes over the a41.

    Teenage daughters are hard work! Ours has had 3 flashes in the last week although as I pointed out to OH at least one of them would have been room trashing less than 6 months ago. And she has apologised each time pretty quickly.

    I hope you don't come home to a mess.

    I am in London with son so alarm set for 7.30. No mothers day lie in.

    I'm slowly very slowly getting better. My friends rode worlds end and the horseshoe on Fri. I was very upset and jealous when I saw the photos wishing I was fit enough.

    Took pressies to my mum this morning. Her short term memory has really deteriorated. She understood mothers day but couldn't remember it to have a conversation. She read card from kids twice in 3 minutes and laughed at what they had written both times. But couldn't retain information to know why I had got her flowers and chocolates. But she was really pleased with them.
     
  9. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Happy Mothers' Day to everyone - whether or not you are a mother.

    Jm (((hugs))).
     
  10. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,701
    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 was fantastic! Right on its own beach, extremely clean and comfortable, with an unexpected upgrade to a sea view room, and wonderful food. The early start before travelling was a killer - especially as I barely slept the night before - but so nice to have a long first day there. As expected, the weather wasn't perfect - March/April tends to have a few showers, but in between, the sun shone and we have both come back very tanned and feeling rested :)

    Highlights - a rainy, but still enjoyable, day at the Oasis Park Zoo on our wedding anniversary - including a lemur encounter, which I loved. The hotel - as I said, it was fab - and so relaxing! We did less exploring than usual, we were both so exhausted we needed a peaceful time - but the biggest highlight was making a trip to the 'Wild' west side of the Island, and discovering La Pared ! @2jays - have you ever been there? It was heart-stoppingly beautiful - we visited first during a morning - but then returned there twice for sunset - an amazing place!

    Only a couple of 'low lights' - mosquitoes - despite investing heavily in repellent, and never having been troubled with them in the Canaries before, apparently this is a bad time of year for them - and I can testify to that! The little so-and-so's made a meal out of me, and for the first time I had a bad reaction to them - nothing dreadfully serious, just them forming into big, purple blisters which were painful; and maddeningly itchy, and which required a visit to a pharmacist, connected to a GP clinic, as they were bad enough to have us both a bit worried. Nearly 60 euros on creams and tablets, but no infection or reaction serious enough to need a GP to check, thankfully - but it has put me off going thee at that time of year again!

    The other low light was a phone call from the home, half way through our anniversary meal - thank God, not too serious, but Mil had had a fall. Nothing broken, but bruised and battered, poor thing :( Despite the manager, the senior nurse and sundry staff having been told we would be away, the staff who called was unaware of the fact that we were abroad - 3rd time this has happened during a holiday for us - and they apologised profusely when I explained, admitting the call was 'just for information' rather than because there were any concerns. Hey ho - one of those things! Just grateful it wasn't more serious, and that Mil is OK!

    Came home to a bomb site - not completely trashed, but youngest had not done ANYTHING while we were away. Dishes piled in kitchen, washing basket over-flowing, worktops in kitchen filthy, bathroom bogging, thick dust and floors neither mopped or hoovered. She had also 'forgotten' to put the bins up for collection - for the two collections days we were away for. Furious doesn't come close - suffice to say, strong words, followed (eventually) by an apology :(

    However, Post-holiday blues have now been banished by us booking to go again - in September, with my lovely sister and BIL from Ireland :D Not the same hotel - no bargains to be found for there this time - but a 4 star we have stayed in before and really liked. I can't tell you how excited I am - this sis and I are so close, my BIL is lovely and he and OH get on really well - we don't get to spend nearly enough time together, so this is going to be such a treat. They haven't been to any of the Canary Islands before, and OH and I are looking forward to sharing one of our favourite places with them :) Youngest - who adores my sister, who is also her God Mother - has announced she is coming too! We've agreed to pay something towards the holiday for her, as part of her 18th birthday present - but she has been warned that she has to cover everything else! There is a slight feeling of relief that this means we won't come home to a huge mess, too!

    I'll finish by adding some of the (literally) thousands of pictures I took whilst away - love to all, as always xxxxx

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    One of the family of chipmunks on 'our' beach

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    This baby chipmunk was chasing a sibling - and fell in a rock pool! Felt very sorry for itself!

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    And - La Pared, during the day and at Sunset

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  11. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
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    And sunrise walks on 'our' beach

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  12. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Welcome home Ann and thanks for more lovely photos :) I'm glad you had a lovely, relaxing time but sorry that you returned to find the place in such a mess (reminds me of the time we went away and left our son, at a similar age, with similar results) :mad:

    We had a lovely weekend away, although the weather had turned rather cold again. Our hotel was 'quirky' and comfortable with doggies also being welcome. We couldn't have afforded it without our Tesco points, so doubt we will go again anytime soon!
     
  13. Spamar

    Spamar Registered User

    Oct 5, 2013
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    Absolutely beautiful pix, Ann, thank you for putting them up for all to see! Though sorry about the state of the house when you got home!
     
  14. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

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    Lovely pics Ann. Sorry to hear you came home to such a mess - and I hope she did some of the clearing up.

    slugsta - glad you had a good trip, even if cold (bitterly cold here).

    I do need to update but need to finish supermarket shop first so will try later.
     
  15. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,701
    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 youngest. We arrived home at about 9pm, to the mess, and couldn't even have a cuppa or a sandwich as she hadn't bought bread, butter or milk for us to come home to - the remains of the bread and milk that I had left for her were still in the bread bin and fridge, obviously well past their best. I had 2 more days hols left before going back to work - needed them to sort the house out and catch up with the laundry. I just don't get it with her - we don't live in a palace, by any means, but I like the house clean and comfy, she has grown up with that, so you would think she had some idea of what is acceptable or not? I don't understand how she can just ignore the sort of chaos she seems happy to live in - not just untidy, but things like dirty worktops and not even cleaning the bath!

    We left pressies and cards for Mil, for Mothers day, JM - but I have no idea if she had any idea about what they were for - I would think it doubtful. I had a call from the home yesterday, saying her 1-1 has now been reduced to just 4 hours a day - though they have it in writing that it can be increased back up to 12 hours immediately, if needed. Mil is still aggressive - but doesn't want to spend time in lounge/dining room, so is in her room most of the time - and despite the fact that she will still hit out, she is what they describe as 'very settled'. The TD seems to have reduced to just tremors, no longer any danger of her falling from chair to bed. They put on music, or a film and she sits chuckling away at it, cuddling her 'baby' or - when they havent lost it - her doggy. 1-1 staff are often told to leave (and not politely, either), and they say she seems happier in her own company, for the majority of the time. And all I can say is 'Thank God' - some sort of relief from the constant agitation has been such a long, long time coming for her - to know that she has calmed enough and is content enough to not need that level of support, at long last, is just - well - fantastic. I am so, so grateful that she at last has some semblance of peace.

    OH went to see her yesterday and came home saying she was incredibly switched on - she knew his name, asked after the kids - by name - and even knew that I was his wife! He was stunned. She has pretty much consistently identified him as her brother, Paddy, for months and months now - and when shown photos of the kids, hasn't been able to say who they were, either. She was chatty and amazingly clear. Some confusion, of course - she identified her late husband as one of her brothers - but she even chatted about her old friend Shirley - and she hasn't even mentioned her for over 2 years now. When OH was leaving, telling her he had to go shopping, she called him back to give him a list of the things she wanted from the shops. He said they had an incredibly lucid conversation about which ham she prefers, of all things. OH was on a real high, seeing her so settled and relaxed. Both of us are just hoping that this lasts now, that there are no returns to the old agitation, or to any of the more horrible aspects of the dementia, that would cause her distress.

    Easter holidays here means I am 'catching up' work wise - the usual paperwork and admin. I've put in a couple of hours on the mundane job of shredding and sorting already today, and before I tackle the rest of the admin and emails, I intend to spend a few hours geting my office sorted - housekeeping, I guess you'd call it - very much needed at the moment, but usually at the bottom of the list of 'to do' things.

    Its a short week this week - I finish on Wednesday afternoon (Thursday being my rest day), then Good Friday followed by Easter Monday, meaning a 5 day break :D And I have the whole family comming home, complete with the oldest two's partners, and - of course - my Granddogs :) No plans made, as yet - it will be fab to have them all home though :)

    Sending lots of love to you all, as always xxxxxx
     
  16. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Ann, it is so lovely to hear that, at long last, MIL is more peaceful. You have never wanted her to need the 1:1 and the reason for it being reduced is the only acceptable one - she no longer needs that level of support :)

    The fact that MIL was so switched on with OH is amazing, a flash of the 'old' MIL that you haven't seen for so long.

    It sounds as if you are going to have a house-full over the weekend. I know you love having everyone home but please don't forget to make some time for relaxation too (((huggs))).
     
  17. Ann Mac

    Ann Mac Registered User

    Oct 17, 2013
    3,701
    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 years ago. He lives at home, with her Mum and with my friend helping out as much as she possibly can. Dad is very clingy, where Mum is concerned, and until now, they haven't asked about respite, despite the usual carers assessment recommending it. But now Mum needs surgery for cataracts, and it would be impossible for her to have the surgery and recover, whilst caring for the Dad. My friend works full time and has a toddler, and though she would do all she can, it wouldn't be enough. So - thinking it wouldn't be that difficult - they have asked for respite, for 2 weeks, whilst Mum has surgery and recovers.

    And its exactly the same situation I faced. Being given the runaround from adult services, passed from department to department, no straight answers, no information on what, if anything is available. They not only - as is usual - have no named social worker, they don't even seem to have a CPN as a point of contact, so no support at all. She contacted me yesterday, asking if I knew where they could get help to sort out respite, saying that Mum has already delayed the surgery because of this, and that her sight is at risk if she doesn't have the op soon.

    I gave her all the info I have, the name and contact numbers for the home where the council had agreed to comission a bed - no one had mentioned this to her at all, so I am very much afraid that this bed no longer exists. Afterwards, I checked out the council's website, and a search for respite care takes you to an external page, which is basically an advertising page for several homes in the area. Thats exactly what happened when I search whilst looking for Mil. And I contacted all the homes on that list back then, and none offered respite care - its not 'cost effective'. There is no mention, on the councils website, of the home where the bed was eventually comissioned, which adds to my conviction that it's no longer being held as a respite bed.

    It's really upset me - all that misery, all that effort, all those promises - and 4 years on, back to square one. My friend is frantic with worry, she and her Mum are exhausted. I spent a fair bit of last night, tossing and turning - the situation has churned up and brought back all the emotions I went through when we were fighting for respite. The frustration, the disbelief, the anger, the hopeless feeling.

    So - I've done what I always do, and come on here to moan to friends who understand. Just nothing has changed, and it breaks my heart to think of not only my friend and her Mum, who are going through this now, but everyone else who is faced with this battle.
     
  18. 2jays

    2jays Registered User

    Jun 4, 2010
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    Speechless Ann

    These situations don’t ever seem to change, constantly pushed under the sand and ignored by those “here to help” Same old same old, it’s the story since TP began, and before
     
  19. Slugsta

    Slugsta Registered User

    Oh Ann! I remember how hard you fought to get that respite bed. How very sad that even that, small, provision seems to have been removed again :mad:
     
  20. jugglingmum

    jugglingmum Registered User

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    Ann - I'm so sorry about respite beds, it was such a battle to get it.

    Quick post to say I'm in the middle of 18th birthday celebrations - so in a cake making frenzy - Easter cupcakes and Easter chocolate cake on Friday. Out for lunch with brother in law yesterday at colwyn bay, kids swam in sea for a couple of minutes after lunch - too cold for any longer, and no one else was daring. Birthday cake part made - but dau suddenly asked for all sorts of creations I am not capable of yesterday evening (very fancy buttercream flowers from you tube videos) so she is only getting some of what she wants - I didn't sleep worrying about it.

    Happy Easter everyone (we aren't doing anything Eastery today by request of dau)
     

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