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Gem last won the day on July 2 2017

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  1. Ben, unfortunately we will probably never meet but because of your lovely posts about your exploits work/ladies and numerous other subjects I feel that I know a little about you. Even when you were visiting hospital you kept us all amused take good care of yourself and never stop posting.
  2. Beekay, that is something never considered, I would be constantly checking to see it was still there. Aunties new toy is being delivered today accompanied by a very brave person who is going to show her how to use it.. With both of them wearing masks and any other safety measures needed I could probably sell tickets. If you don't hear from me for a few days I will be hiding in a dark cupboard till I recover.
  3. A lovely thought Lizzie but they would never agree on which way to go. Mum is very agile for her age only using a stick when she is tired. We live on a very steep bank I have nightmares about her free wheeling down to the harbour.
  4. I think I should start a topic called..awkward elderly relatives. For three weeks I have been looking for a larger car to accommodate my aunts heavy wheelchair, when out yesterday we met a family who's mother was using a small motorised wheelchair. Today has been spent selecting and ordering a similar model suppose it's cheaper than a new car. Where's the gin bottle!!!
  5. I should like to go back and stand with my great aunt at the suffragette meeting she attended in Newcastle in 1909.
  6. Aniseed balls with the little black seed? In the middle haven't seen them for years, remember the song.. Aniseed balls are best, good for your belly and chest you don't get many for half a penny but Aniseed Balls are best. Must get out more.
  7. Nonna, my sincerest condolences my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
  8. Sorry taken so long to reply I thought I had already done so. Was looking at new and because of price decided I needed help looked at the Land Rover stats and they are not good. Have taken all advice offered about different vehicles and will also look into asking mobility. Whenever I have asked for advice you have all been brilliant.
  9. Bit off topic but need some advice, I need to buy a new car as my aunt has now to use a wheelchair and the car I have at present isn't suitable. I have looked at some cars and would like a jaguar land rover, any advice on suitability would be appreciated, I live on the north Yorkshire coast so need a car to cope with bad weather. All advice will be appreciated. Have listened to sales talk but they just want to sell me a car. Gem
  10. Thank you Nonna, I can't imagine how hard it must be not being able to be with your Mum you can see her but not give the cuddles that make the visit special. Hopefully we will be able to go to Ladies Day I have changed our booking so fingers crossed. Mum puts her longevity to being pickled in gin-her words not mine, she forgets to mention her bedtime whiskey. I passed on your good wishes, thank you. Gem
  11. The virus has curtailed our usual birthday celebrations Mum is a 103 today and we are normally in the north east for the racing, we have done this for nearly 20 years. Her friends have made her day as special as they can and we will celebrate when we can. Her response was if i can't get my hair done I'm going nowhere. Stay safe everyone and be careful if you venture out.
  12. We could put a like as it all turned out the end!!!
  13. Beekay, you are a very talented young man, personally am worse than a child and can't even paint inside the lines. Is painting something you have done all your life or a talent you discovered as you got older. Gem
  14. I came across this topic while browsing through the night have looked at the first one mentioned by Brew. I have years of 'clutter' to me it's essential to others it's boxes of paper. Thanks for the links. Gem
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    Nonna Its hard enough coping with the situation your mum is in without the added stress of not being given information on how she is. The hardest part must be not being able to give her a cuddle to reassure her that you are there, keeping pushing and demanding information there is no excuse for keeping silent. My two are driving me crazy but they are with me, when I go into their room in the mornings they now say don't ask us how we are ...we are talking. Bless them i think.