Thursday, 9 June 2011

Playing catch up

Have you missed me?  "No" I hear you cry.  Well tough.  I'm back.

Our Gran
I've been away on our extended family holiday to Whitesands (which is all of 20 miles or so away).  This was quite a feat this year though as Gran needed to bring all her equipment; including oxygen bottles, special mattress, portable adjustable tables, commode - the list goes on.  Anyway a very special shout out must go to Country Cars who provided the disabled transport and a driver.  They charged us the princely sum of £8.50, both ways.  Simply amazing (and there we'd been trying to get Gran's bus pass organised to get the fare half price, thinking it would be more like £85.50).   Also worth an honourable mention are the carers Western Welsh Community Care, who pulled out all the stops and juggled their staff so that we could still have the three visits a day whilst Gran was on holiday.

We all took it in turns to help look after Gran through the week, ably assisted by a To Do list I'd put together, (ding, just polishing the old halo).  For this I'd come under some flack from my brother (little Hitler might have been mentioned - hmm, me!)  When his turn came round though he bumbled and fumbled.  Had he actually read the To Do list?  Had he heck.  Gran felt sorry for him and in tones that seemed to indicate that it was all my fault she said, "Poor M, he really doesn't know what to do.  Nobody's told him."  My flabber was gasted.  "He berlurdy well does know," I said, waving the list about in the air.  But still she felt the (48 year old) boy was very hard done by.  How do the male species get away with it?

I returned home with a razor sore throat, which then developed into a near death experience (OK perhaps it was just a cold).

In the midst of all this I have been trying to revise for my Welsh exam, but the only successful thing I've managed to do so far is confuse myself further - it that's at all possible.

I'm also back on my running plan... second week in.  This has been partly prompted by a throw away, although rather to the point remark, "You're getting fat!"  Oh out of the mouths of babes.  I must admit I've got to do something, I'm looking more like Mr Blobby every day. 

Pembrokeshire Coastline - I did do some walking to burn those calories too.

5 comments:

Kath said...

Well, I missed you... so, welcome back!!

Really happy to hear that you had such a great time away. How brilliant were Country Cars and Western Welsh Community Care?! They sound like stars, unlike your brother... it shouldn't have been a major surprise that he hadn't read your To Do list. Men don't read instructions - EVER!

Good luck with the running and even more luck for the Welsh exam. You won't need it, though - I'm sure you're much better than you think you are and will do fine. x

Chris Stovell said...

Lins, there's nothing of you!!

Anyway, huge congratulations for all the organisation. I'm so glad everyone was able to get away on holiday because of it.

Good luck with the Welsh exam - pob lwc!

Preseli Mags said...

Yes of course we missed you! I'm glad the holiday went so well - Gran's amazing. Bad timing on the sore throat though - the exam's NEXT week. You're not going to get out of it that easily!

Rob-bear said...

Well, you all went on holidays, and helped your Gran have a good time. Well done on the planning! Sorry about the sore throat.

Didn't notice you'd been away. But then I've been away, and am trying to catch up now.

Do hope your Welsh is improving! And your throat, too.

Lins' lleisio said...

Thank you all - throat much better and yet to do the exam.... gulp. x

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