Wednesday 14th September 2016
Today was Pat’s 96th birthday. For those of you who don’t know Pat was my Dad’s partner for many years, but had to move out when her frailty and his broken hip meant that he couldn’t look after her any more. She now lives with her son, and as her birthday fell on a day when I normally go to my Dad’s I offered to pick her up and cook them both dinner, which I did.
Here are Dad and Pat on the sofa just before lunch.
After lunch I washed up and then left Dad and Pat at the flat while I took the dogs over to Nea Meadows Nature Reserve, where we often walk with Dad on a Wednesday. Today though I had a decent camera with me so took a few photos. Here are the ducks on the pond.
And in the gap in the trees you can see the seat Dad likes to sit on.
Today we walked up to the top of the meadow and I sat on a seat under an old oak tree while Jez had a rest. Max, of course, wanted to play.
And while we played Jez kept watch over the meadows.
We walked back towards the stream and had to pass under the second of the two large oak trees in the meadow. I thought it looked magnificent in the sun.
I love big old oak trees.
And then we walked back to the flat and after a while I got Pat and the dogs back in the car and dropped Pat home before coming on home myself.
A year ago today
We went for a walk on Upton Heath.