We’ve been left with a free afternoon…For the first time in it’s history ,due to a gas leak ,Soup Kitchen was called off . .Apparently the whole area ( around James Puddle’s fruit and veg shop ) is cordoned off .For a split second I thought of making a huge vat of soup and redirecting people to 106 ,then I thought better of it and went to Kew Gardens instead .
Now,I am contemplating putting my name down for a place at Dean Wood Nursing and Residential Home .Yesterday ,my friend ,Jane and I got the train down to Brighton and visited her Mum and Dad ,Ann and Bob ,at DWNAR Home- which is now their new home .Blimey it is state of the art – all cosy,beautifully furnished, lovely kind friendly chatty,caring staff, lots of little lounges, a cinema,a cafe ,decent food and wine and the best bit of all ,it stands on a hill overlooking the South Downs and the sea. We thought it too cruel to take Ann and Bob onto the landscaped roof-terrace to look out over the cliffs and have a game of boule on the grass court. So instead we bedded down in the private dining room and were waited on with a three course meal .We did the crossword,had a game of indoor bowling and attempted scrabble .There was an emotional moment when I was re-united with Grandma’s Rotator ,which I had given to Ann ,after Grandma died .But I composed myself and bedded in for the community sing-song