Well its been a long time since my last post and a lot has happened. My dear old dad, now 82, has Alzheimers and it must be one of the saddest diseases. But there has also been good news.... my beautiful daughter Kate has given me the most wonderful gift of a beautiful grandson, Dallas Jayden Driver, born on the 21st January at 9.22 am weighing 8lb 4oz.
Mother and baby had a bit of a terrible time
(so did grandparents and poor daddy Luke) although that is all now forgotten, and we all have the most wondrous addition to our families. Kate was a beauty pregnant and is an even more beautiful mother
and daddy lukes not bad either!
Kate and Luke moved out to their own home after 8 days spent in hospital with Dallas
It is a bit lonely here without them, but they are only 15 minutes or so away on the bus so I get a chance to visit when my son Damon 'baby sits' his grandad for me. And they all come to dinner once a week, so we all get to meet up together. Damon also has had some good news this week, he was offered a brand new build apartment and it is absolutely lovely, he deserves it after putting up with his upstairs neighbours dog urine staining his kitchen ceiling for the last few years (environmental health were useless!) This last year or so has been very depressing with my father going gradually downhill and I got myself into a state not knowing whether I wanted to carry on with life, but our lovely bundle of joy Dallas has given us all great hope for the future. So when my babies are happy, then their mama is happy, and now I cant wait for a wonderful spring and summer.
I am a mother who gardens and sews. I love beautiful materials (from my French Huguenot heritage)old ships (from my 3x gt grandfather George Fisher who was a Master Mariner in Lowestoft)old Roses (a love passed on from my dear mother Betsy who was a Romany Gypsy and a great great grandfather James Funnell who was a Master Gardener )lovely old furniture (gt gt grandfather Charles Felmingham was a cabinet maker)Everything I love has been passed down through my genes.