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TO THE VERY END

On the 24th February 2017http://www.alzheimersfundraiserart.com/nursing-home/ I told you that I’d promised Alan I would stay with him to the very end – even when I made that promise I didn’t really comprehend my intention, to be there at his deathbed yes…….. but later I realized so much more. Rashanee my Thai girlfriend had lost her husband a ... Read More
 

RENEWING OUR WEDDING VOWS

Thankfully the Scottish Minister called; I explained that Alan was very close to death and we wanted to renew our Marriage Vows and he immediately came out on the Tuesday morning.   We sat chatting for a while, and being a typical Scotsman (complete with kilt) he soon brought some levity to our conversation, particularly ... Read More
 

‘PENNY DROPPED’

Several people have inquired about  my phrase “penny dropped”   from this link  http://www.alzheimersfundraiserart.com/shit-what-was-that/    This is actually an English phrase, meaning  “If the penny drops, you suddenly understand something” Part of the history of this is British public toilets in 1939 required users to ‘spend a penny‘ in order to unlock the door to ... Read More
 

BACK TO BED

One particularly difficult morning, Alan was highly agitated and very shaky, I tried to get him into the shower but he could barely stand, he no longer had any strength in his legs, and I was worried he would fall.    I didn’t push the point, instead I suggested he go back and snuggle down ... Read More
 

Alan and Oscar

After driving his sister back home, I then drove back down to the Hotel in Windsor, where we stayed the night.  Alan loved it there, looking out over the rolling lawns down to the River Thames, and even asked if we could live there.  The following morning, I took him up to Windsor Castle, where ... Read More