Turning a corner

Well, for the past three weeks dad hasn’t cried on the phone or when we get together. He seems to have turned a corner. Every Wednesday we do the shopping on line at Tesco and Wiltshire Farm Foods. Indeed the latter has proved really useful as dad enjoys the variety of meals and they are all easily cooked in the microwave.

We seem to be getting into a little routine now: I arrive at 10.30 and we chat and have a cuppa. Then we order the shopping online. Then chat a little more and have our lunch (I bring rolls around). Then we review what is happening next week and book the care needed and then play one game of chess.


These last few weeks my visits have been getting back to being a pleasure rather than a chore. Well done dad for working through the grief.


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South Londoner struggling with life, art and photography.
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3 Responses to Turning a corner

  1. Catherine says:

    It’s good to know that your dad is slowly coming to terms with being on his own. Your visits met be so important to him.

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    • anomiepete says:

      I speak to dad most days. He has Sunday lunch with my brother’s family, sees me Wednesdays, a cleaner comes on Thursday mornings and care workers, Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays so he is only on his own on Saturdays. It’s good to see him take an interest in life again.


  2. Tanya says:

    I am pleased for both of you.

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