I spent Christmas Day with a family whose mother used to live in the flats Iím based in. They were really great fun and, despite the fact I didnít know a soul, I really enjoyed myself. It was really strange having Christmas in the sun though!
In the evening I finally managed to speak to my Dad who had a stroke a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully it was not too severe and only his speech was affected. It was a great relief to speak to him and discover that heís making a very good recovery and even his speech hasnít been affected too much. I also managed to speak to my mum whose husband has been losing health for some time. I felt very torn afterwards about whether I should stay here or go back home and try and be there for my parents.
On Boxing Day, I went to dinner at the parents of the lady Iím house-sitting for. Again, great hospitality but I felt the need to be on my own with my own thoughts that day.
Posted by Jill Maden at December 28, 2010 08:17 AM GMT