Saturday 12 May 2012

Back to our roots

Hi all,
Been a while since my last post.  Chris and I have been back to Essex visiting the family keeping the parents happy.  Dad recently had a artificial knee replacement as his joints failed leaving him walking bone on bone which was agonising for him.  After 5 weeks we're glad to say he is making excellent progress with his recovery.

Dad having a frozen pea ice pack whilst being waited on.
He is still in pain from the op but together with the pain killers and home made ice pack in the form of cheap frozen peas his knee is improving and he is managing to stay quite chipper.  He walks with crutches for the time being but now he can walk upright, something he could not do for a long time.  Mum, bless her, is fussing over him like a mother hen and she won't let him miss his tablets or walk training for one minute (glad I'm not on the receiving end).

A rare moment when mum stopped fussing and has a cuppa.
Next it was Chris's mums turn and we were surprised to see how frail she is becoming.  She is eating well be her weight is getting a worrying.  We treated her to a meal and she put it away quite happily.  We spent a few more days with her and then made our way back home.

Still no word yet on the build and we still wait with anticipation for Ferwoods to call and let us know.  Guess with Crick coming up they are flat out preparing for that. The suspense is really killing us but we don't feel it's right to badger them just yet until after Crick.  Chris and I intend to make the most of the extra day there as its our anniversary on the 3rd June so we're planning to make the most of the time away.

I see some of the restrictions are starting to be relaxed and that is all for the good.  Lets hope people don't go mad and forget the shortage is still there.  

Well that's all for now folks will post again soon.

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