My 51st birthday 

I had a great 51st birthday…

I stayed at my nephew’s house with the great-kids there to bring it in and we were up at 6am – not through excitement – but because the youngest great-kid, who is just 7 months old, was up… and that everyone else was, bless him!

At around lunchtime my nephew’s partner and the great-kids had a walk into Kirkby town centre and we did a little shopping before going to see my Mam and Mac at Loxley Lodge. My Mam, obviously wasn’t aware that it was my birthday, but she was in a lovely mood, and because of this, made the day much more pleasanter – my stepsister arrived and brought me my birthday cards from my Mam and Mac and also from her and after about 2 hours we headed off back to my nephew’s house, where my nephew’s partner had made us all spaghetti bolognaise for tea.

After that, we just chilled for the rest of the evening and I was in bed for 10pm – that must be part of getting old!

A great day with all the family that matters to me and who bother with me – and I couldn’t have asked for anymore than that. A great day and a wonderful birthday as a bonus!

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Mam & Mac’s Ruby Wedding…

img_0027My Mam and my stepfather Mac celebrated their 40th (Ruby) wedding anniversary on 20 October this  year in their care home, Loxley Lodge.

I took the great-kids and my niece Katie to see them after they had finished school as their was a buffet that we had organised for them and the residents in their care home and we had a wedding cake made special for them too.

My Mam, at one time, would’ve loved being the centre of attention, but sadly, with the worse progression of her Alzheimer’s, she was in a frankly awful and foul mood – which sort of put a complete dampener on the whole of the day – even my stepfather had got a mood on him – but I believe that is because my Mam was in an agitated mood.

img_0019Still, we did our best for them – and my Mam loves seeing the kids anyway – and I did manage to get a couple of decent photos of them and the cake, before it all went pair-shaped!