Tag Archives: care

Ta-ra a bit Mum

We said goodbye to Mum yesterday. The sun shone brightly which felt entirely appropriate – the merest glimpse of sunshine was usually enough to have Mum heading for the garden. We were surrounded by people who had loved Mum and … Continue reading

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This is a first. I’m writing this at Mum’s bedside. She’s comfortable but hasn’t been responsive for 24 hours or so. My sister and I are with her. Neither of us know what day or time it is. Spending so … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Carers

I used to hate it when Mum announced it was hair-washing night. These days, I wish I had some hair to wash, but that’s another story. So, why am I thinking of those long-ago Thursday evenings? Well, today, it was hair-washing … Continue reading

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Who Cares?

I’m pretty sure I’ve used this title for a previous blog post which means that either I’ve been blogging too long and have run out of things to say, or that the fundamental question of how we, as a society, care … Continue reading

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Kissing the Floor

Mum had a fall on Friday. Whenever I answer the ‘phone to hear it’s someone from the care home on the other end, my heart always lurches. There is no reason why it should be bad or even the worst … Continue reading

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Happy Mothering, Caring Sunday

My sister and I always enjoyed making a fuss of Mum on Mother’s Day although I seem to remember she still cooked the Sunday roast so it was a measured fuss at best. We always marked the day with a present … Continue reading

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Joining me to talk about….

It’s been rather an odd day. After working in various roles for the BBC for more than a quarter of a century, the boot was very definitely on my other foot today as I was a guest on BBC Coventry and … Continue reading

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