Gwyneth Paltrow helps Mother

It’s dawning on me that Mother and I are trapped in a psychodrama neither of us remembers auditioning for. Day by day, our roles as parent and child are reversing. But we’re not sure of our new lines and are actors in the hands of a director who isn’t sure if they are directing aContinue reading “Gwyneth Paltrow helps Mother”

Frank Sinatra?

Mother is reading about Margaret Mackie, the pensioner, whose version of ‘My Way’ has been in the charts recently. Mrs Mackie has dementia. But it hasn’t stopped her giving Ed Sheeran, James Blunt and Stormzy a run for their royalties while raising awareness of dementia.  ‘Good for her. You can’t beat old-fashioned pluck. You don’t see enough ofContinue reading “Frank Sinatra?”