We were enjoying coffee and tostada with David and Eileen when my phone burst into life. Westy Hall Care Home calling. The conversation was not good. Mum was on her way to Warrington General Hospital after falling in her room. The hospital confirmed that she had sustained fractures to her hip and arm,
Serious stuff for a lady due to celebrate turning 90 on Christmas Day.
The following morning Margaret spent time on the phone discussing Mum with the doctors at the hospital. Soon after we were looking for flights to the UK. Mum recovered incredibly well. She really is one tough lady and I´m proud to say that she has been more of a mum to me than mine ever was.
We seem to have spent most of the year either planning to go to the UK, being there or having just got back. Many, many hours spent in departure lounges. Ug!
Other business matters in the UK also took up time. It was good to see Avonia and Ray and Pam. A big thanks to David and Eileen, KTF and My Brian, Jane and John, Jenny and Willy, Sylvana and Ken and Mandy for positive friendship during 2019. Also festive greetings to Hilary and Jenny in the UK and Eric in the USA. Also, all the staff at Westy Hall Care Home for looking after Mum. Thank you.
Also in this busy year we managed to go on our first cruise and took in many of the Caribbean Islands we had read about. The ship and facilities were as expected, but, package holidays are not for us.
In December we spent three days in Warrington, mostly with Mum, and then headed for Jersey in the Channel Isles where we spent a peaceful and super Christmas. We spent our honeymoon in Jersey in 1986 so it was good to visit most of the island again.
Lastly, the image below is of a collection of 70 poems I put together to mark my reaching the age of 70 in July. Friends have been very positive about the collection. I still have a few left if you are interested.
I wish you all a peaceful and prosperous 2020.