While she is well, this is what we do


Getting to the gym while being a carer

Mum has been on a rollercoaster.  These are the kind hearted comments I get, "I'm sorry to see mum has taken a turn for the worst." or from mum herself, "I seem to have turned a corner now, maybe it was a little blip."

Erm No...

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Ambulance once again…

Poor Mum. She asked me to call the ambulance.


I'm guessing this is more a heart related story than a dementia one.  In case you didn't know, Mum had a pretty large heart attack on January 2017 - almost a year to the day we said goodbye to Dad.  There actually is a...

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Wales, a farmhouse fit for mum and us


Hopping into the car early morning on Good Friday, we took the long road to Wales.  I love it here.  We stayed here the Christmas after Dad died.  Actually, new years eve, which was my birthday.  Dad was always the ‘dance floor partner’ and I couldn’t bear...

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Dementia mum and me

Where have we been?

I'm so sorry mum and I have been MIA.  Apologies.


My intention was to write this blog every day and even just record some photos to get up on here for memory sake.  So here is a small update, laden with excuses/reasons for the lack of writing.  First though, mum is...

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Retreat House

Are we moving to Cornwall?

Are we moving to Cornwall?


Aha, I see why you ask. A popular Question among our readers and friends alike. I’ve made this all complicated (I’m tempted to say when it doesn’t need to be - but it is).



When mum got sick


January of this year...

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The Bubble in Whitstable









Yesterday was a beautifully sunny Sunday.



Following a crazy busy week as we celebrated the twins 18th birthday, chaos surrounded us.  Yet we loved it. Although I sensed I hadn't really had much time...

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The time of her life in Lanzarote.

Mum kept us on our toes recently.  Being incredibly unwell.  




Somehow, with a lot of medication and lots of taking obs, she got just about well enough in the nick of time to fly away for a winter getaway.


She is loving...

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How to help mum retain her independence…

Am I in a place to give advice about how you should encourage your loved one to remain independent? I think I'm not. That wouldn't be safe.  I'm not an expert.  However, I have learnt that pretty much all health (not only mental health and dementia) is specific to the...

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