Mixed emotions about the day ahead

I often wake up with mixed emotions about the day ahead. I’m not sure why. Mornings didn’t always feel this way. I used to be bubbly at breakfast and was at my best before lunch. Carpe diem was my usual morning battle. I was like a young Bertie Wooster, pumped on Highballs for Breakfast. Now,Continue reading “Mixed emotions about the day ahead”

Does Mother really like roast parsnip soup?

Mother is slowly sipping roast parsnip soup under the watchful eye of her carer. She eats her lunch purposefully, bowing her head down as she brings the spoon up to her lips. Her right-hand trembles but this time the soup doesn’t slop over the side of the spoon. ‘We’re going make you big and strongContinue reading “Does Mother really like roast parsnip soup?”

My Godfather coined the phrase ‘Mid-Life Crisis’

My Godfather, Elliott Jacques, was a psychoanalyst who coined the phrase ‘mid-life crisis’. The Economist obit labelled him a ‘guru’. I wish he was alive today because I am sure he would have been willing to listen to my laments about my mid-life crisis unlike my family. Who knows, he might even have found meContinue reading “My Godfather coined the phrase ‘Mid-Life Crisis’”

Let Operation Booze Cruise begin….

My kids start work today My teacup overfloweth with joy. Both my kids start work today.  I am happy for them because this is a landmark on their journey to adulthood. The rat race needs running and it’s their time to step onto the wheel of capitalism and keep it spinning. I hope they enjoy theirContinue reading “Let Operation Booze Cruise begin….”

Mother may have dementia says the consultant

Mother is back home after ten days in the hospital. She is the centre of a lot of attention and not just from us, her family. She’s on the care list of the NHS integrated community response service team, which includes a nurse, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist, a social care assistant, a social workerContinue reading “Mother may have dementia says the consultant”