Solar eclipse in the UK…


The solar eclipse at my home on Friday 20 March 2015

There has been a solar eclipse here in the UK on Friday 20 March… the majority of the UK was treated to between 95%/98% maximum totality – but in the UK island of the Faroe Isles, they got a full ‘total eclipse’.

It started to happen around 8:25am when the Moon started to ‘nibble’ across the surface of the Sun – we reached maximum totality around 9:30am where I lived and for a few minutes before, during and a few minutes after – twilight descended in the middle of the morning. A cold, fresh breeze blew, the birds stopped singing and a ‘creepy’ atmosphere settled over the area where I live – but it was oh, so magical – and something I wouldn’t have missed for the world!

The event was over at around 10:20am, when the Moon left completely covering the surface of the Sun… and all was well with the world again!


I’m still here…

I’m sorry for the lack of updates recently…

…it isn’t that I don’t want to update the website – it is just that I don’t remember too!

So, since my moment of glory in a national publication of the Alzheimer’s magazine ‘Living With Dementia’ there hasn’t really been that much happening in the world of Daryl.

Well on Tuesday it was my great-niece Bethany’s 8th birthday. I stayed the night at my nephew’s house so as I could be with her for her birthday party when she came home from school. We all had a lovely time and I know she enjoyed herself very much.

Today is my Mam’s 82nd birthday – I am going to see her later this afternoon and take her birthday card and also Mother’s Day card for tomorrow and her present as well. I shall be taking her out for a drink to Morrisons store restaurant with which she is familiar with, and that makes it so much easier to cope with caring for her.