I'm still at my Dad's and he's still not improving. The last 10 days have been a
strain and I have done no crafting to speak of but I do have some gratefuls.
First and foremost is my OH who has now joined me at Dad's. Not only did he bring himself but he also brought Max and all my mail. Super hugs from Max and various delights in the mail - my August ATC from Maria - it's beautiful and really cheered me up - thanks Maria; my October copy of Creating Keepsakes - full of inspiration; my prize from Tiare on ScrapnFIT - a beautifully put together kit from Classy Coordinates - thanks Tiare. I'll ignore the electricity bill that was also in the pile!!
Next is the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Leeds for letting us stay there with Max even though they normally only allow small dogs (Max was a big hit and everyone knew him by name before we left! He now has friends in North Carolina). As David was working in Leeds I travelled down by train to meet him and look after Max. The visitor information centre found us the hotel (thanks to them too) which was in the city centre and 5 mins walk from the car park (OH works for NCP).Max and I watched the cricket in the bar during the afternoon and the very helpful barman then switched to Sky Sports 2 so that I could see Man Utd's Carling cup game in the evening. David and I had a lovely meal too. Bliss.
My nephew Anthony has been a source of help and support - shopping for us and filling in for me. Thanks Anth - you really are one in a million.:) Thanks too for finding me the box of photos no-one knew about - a veritable treasure trove of old family pictures. Heritage pages coming up!
David has now gone off to Newcastle for the day (work), the district nurse has been and my bro and SIL are coming over this evening for "discussions" - we're leaving on Tuesday...
I'm hoping for fine weather tomorrow so that I can finally get to visit Graphicus in Barnard Castle on the way up to Middleton-in-Teesdale. My Mum was brought up in River Terrace and I have many happy memories of playing in the river - want to take Max there for a walk (down memory lane for me, to a place of new smells etc. for Max).