I always tease Kerry in her overuse of the word ‘lovely’ when she describes her ‘Blogging’ friends. In fact, she is right and this has been shown throughout our situation and in particular in the last week.
I would like to thank you all for making my sister and me so welcome at the awards and we were overwhelmed by the support shown. Kerry will be devastated to have missed it. She always said that, ‘ I have never won anything’ or ‘I have no real talent’ and it is tragic she couldn’t pick up the well-deserved awards. There was a sparkle in her eye when she held the award and I know she would want to thank the ‘lovely’ Emma from Science Sparks. It is strange how someone you have hardly ever met can be so important in your life and it just demonstrates what a wonderful lady Emma is.
I am so grateful for the kindness and gifts that have been sent whether it is new nightwear from Freya, boxes of craft pieces for the kids, chocolate or even the offer of a break. Right at the beginning of this we received flowers and Kiddicare caused no fuss when Kerry was unable to write a review about a new car seat.
It is also strange how ‘little’ things can really make you angry. I was shocked and appalled when Colchester Zoo refused to transfer the remaining time on Kerry’s Platinum Card to my name. We were not asking for any ‘freebie’ or ‘charity’ but just wanted the time as a family we had already paid for. Our unique situation or the fact that it was one of the children’s favourite places did not fit their ‘discretionary requirements’. It has been a difficult week for one thing or another and the arrival of Platinum Voucher from her ‘lovely’ Blogging friends was very much appreciated and gave me a real boost.
This emotional rollercoaster shows no respite. After the high of Kerry moving to Colchester we have since discovered the stay will be a short one as she needs specialist rehab in London. She also will need another procedure next week to help her with her feeding. It has been great seeing her every day and the thought of long journeys and days apart is so disappointing. Nevertheless, she needs to go the best place for her recovery; that’s what is important.
In a moment of madness I decided to paint the hallway on Wednesday…luckily I found the funny side when BB scrawled black pen on it Thursday morning. Little Madam lives up to her reputation when it is time for ‘sleep’ using every excuse to avoid sleep time. Was it wrong for me to laugh on Thursday as I left her friend babysitting? ‘Good Luck’, I thought to myself…………….10 minutes earlier I had caught Little Madam eating strength 5 Cafetiere coffee.
One last thing…..A huge Thank you to all you ‘lovely’ bloggers x