Tag Archives: carehome

Lil reflects: An experience of old age and ageing in the 21st century.

I swung the car into the drive and the first thing I saw was my friend spread eagled on the grass.   She’s nearly 98 and very frail.   No, she hadn’t keeled over, dead as a dodo which was my first … Continue reading

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The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning. A trip to France by Lil

Easyjet have obviously consulted the best. For instance it is clear they consulted Giacometti for their seating arrangements.   Gone are the spaces for arms and legs and in their place the traveller has the experience of sharing their neighbour’s, which invariably … Continue reading

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Panic in a time of Snow. by Lil

Isn’t snow beautiful?   I had no idea it had arrived till I flung back the curtains, except there was no flinging, just a sleepy twitch of the curtain, and there it was. What I like best is the narrow white … Continue reading

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Christmas highlights. The benefits of walking and good humour and why a shared mother and daughter blog works. By Fleur

It is the 28th of December. That strange period after Christmas and before New Year when it is considered still socially acceptable to drink a glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream at lunch time, with ham and cabbage soup, and a … Continue reading

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Care homes versus homes that care. Visiting her partner, Lil reflects on how much better it could be.

My toes are loved, they have been caressed and fondled, warmed and made to tingle.  They are the only parts that can fit in on the single bed allowed in the care home, where my partner lies. I went to visit … Continue reading

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Bungalow Lil’s views on Christmas so far.

Oh dear!   I’m all fingers and thumbs when it comes to wrapping bloody Christmas presents.   I cut the twinkly paper either too short or too big for the plastic  shaped toy.  I try doing it on my knees, end up crawling … Continue reading

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