I went to see her with a bunch of flowers and box of her favourite dark chocolates. We chatted for a while then she adamantly said she wanted to go out to Helmsely. She hasn’t been out since moving to the home and to be honest I’d been a bit worried about taking her but we had a great afternoon. The home lent me a wheelchair, and off we went. Luckily it didn’t rain so we just had a wander round the town then went for a cup of tea.
I had strict instructions to get her back to the home by 4.30pm as they had organised a birthday tea. I really didn’t expect it but they had made her a cake, with candles and strawberries and everyone sang Happy Birthday. It was fantastic and really brought a tear to my eye seeing how happy Mum is there and how lovely they are with all the residents.