I know that it is such a very very looooooong time since I was able to post on my blogs and am amazed it really has been ages since my last post here.
The reasons for this are as follows (which I have also copied to my So That’s Where I Get It From blog).
Due to illness in the family and later a sudden change with things in September I really have not had the time to be able to devote to any family history research or this blog or much of anything else!!
I apologise to those of you who have been popping in to see something new but found it just the same as months ago. I just hope you will come and visit again.
Since September we have been looking after my (then) 100 year old Auntie Lucy (she is now 101 years old). She lived on her own, was completely independent and able to do everything for herself. She would go to her art group meetings twice a week and was still exhibiting her paintings in September.
Then she had a fall and was a bit unsteady on her feet as a result of that. Her doctor told us that he thought she had had a little stroke. So we took her home with us and have been looking after her ever since. She has fluid on the lungs, and has had a couple of infections (all cleared up now), but she has become very very forgetful and unless kept an eye on, could easily hurt herself because she is now unaware of things like hot cooker rings, and will stick her fingers into a toaster while the bread is toasting and picks up red hot plates and bowls but does not realise they are so hot. So although she likes to do her own breakfast and lunch, we have to watch her and make sure she does not hurt herself. We cook dinner so she does not have to do any of that.
Anyway, it has become very obvious that she can no longer live on her own so she is staying with us on a permanent basis. That means that we have to be alert 24/7 to make sure she is safe and comfortable and she tells us she is happy staying with us.
It has meant that we have even less time now to do the things we would normally do, which is why it has become such a long time since I posted to this blog. Now we realise that Auntie Lucy will always be staying with us I am hoping to get our routines done in such a way so that I can at least have more time to be able to get back to this blog and some lovely family history research.
As it is now Christmas time I have made a little virtual Christmas card for my family and friends (haven’t had a lot of time to do real Christmas cards) and want to wish you all a very happy Christmas and a wonderful, happy, healthy, and successful New Year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. Hopefully I can get myself organised to get back to adding posts here on a regular basis soon. 🙂
I am delighted to have found that Ashley at A Grave Concern has mentioned how nice a couple of my photos are. As far as I know this is the first time someone has written about this blog and put links to it so I am absolutely thrilled by this.
Thank you Ashley so much – you’ve really made my day, no change that, you’ve really made my week!! 😉
I can’t believe just how long it has been since I was last here posting new blog items and pics.
I’ve had the most terrible internet connection problems for a very long time which meant that I could barely do anything on the internet. The problem was something to do with the speed and the strength of the connection and I would get to my home page showing a good speed and strength and by the time it loaded in the strength had gone down to 1%. Which meant I was lucky if I could get to another site at all just to even look at. I certainly was not able to upload photos or even manage to get to my blogs to write anything. Ooooooooooh it’s been so awful, I have been completely lost without the internet. I really don’t know how I managed before I bought a computer!!!
It didn’t help when our service provider told us it was our computer – which was fairly new and had been checked by a local firm, just in case it was the computer. We even got them to check our wireless router and all was well in that respect. We get the use of the phone line from another provider and they said it was our computer 😦 here we go again, or our main service provider. But somehow none of them knew what the problem was but they have managed to fix it. Well, they fixed it a little before Christmas but it was still very limited as to what we could do and now it seems it is fixed properly. Still they don’t know what the problem was – I think that’s a cost cutting exercise as none of the companies concerned want to refund the internet charges we have continued paying!!!!!
So, the good news is that at last, I can get back into the swing of things and start adding to the blog again. I’ve missed all this so very much.