Friday, February 11, 2011

Free at last

Except for the week I spent in Paris I've been stuck in Liverpool since Christmas. My 75 year old aunty, who lives alone, had a minor stroke and has been in hospital since Dec 30th. The poor dear was lying on the floor for 5 days as she couldn't get up after she fell. Lucky I was here and went and checked on her or she might still be lying there. She finally came home yesterday. So I've been doing hospital visits, visits to her house to feed the cat, meeting with doctors, physios and social workers for the last 6 weeks. Sadly, there's no-one else able to do all that.
Healthwise she's fine now, though a bit doddery. She now has a walker frame to help her get around, twice daily care visits and a new bed downstairs - no more climbing the stairs for her. She'll also have a lifeline alarm to wear around her neck so that if she does have another fall she can push the button and someone will be there to help asap.
So, I now feel free to start travelling again with a relatively clear conscience. I'm going over to York next week for a few days. I want to check out Jorvik, the Viking village that's been reconstructed from an archaeological dig. Yorkminster, the Shambles, etc - lots to see over there. For the whole of March I'll be in Italy. Cannot wait for that!! I fly into Rome and will stay there for a week, then off to Florence, Venice and parts in between. I've hired a car for the duration so should be able to see a fair bit of the countryside as well. Can't tell you how much I'm looking forward to it!

Later....

3 comments:

9fragments - CJStrahan said...

You rescued our Aunty Rose, Jules. Enjoy!

Janet said...

I'm so glad you were there for your aunty!!!

9fragments - CJStrahan said...

So, where's the update on England's Viking glories?