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 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.