Archive for September 2011

Shoulda Just Stayed in Bed   Leave a comment

Or as I like to call it, ‘A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Rest Of My Life – Episode 1’.

My life today was one big trip…and I mean that literally. Picture it, running up and down the stairs at least 6 times this morning while getting ready for work (not for my morning exercise, I might add, but because my memory has packed its bags and moved to some top-secret, undisclosed location).  Read the rest of this entry »


Mind The Gap   Leave a comment

There’s that darn woman again! The one with the same-level voice that constantly walks you through the complex minefield otherwise known as ‘train travel’.

‘Mind the Gap’, I believe, started on the London Underground many years ago, I guess because there was a veritable chasm between the platform and the train. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted September 13, 2011 by Jaclyn in England, London, Travel

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…And So Does Auntie   Leave a comment

The last time I saw Auntie Ena was 5 years ago. This time, she’s attached to an oxygen tank, 24/7, with a tube long enough to travel with her upstairs. It was quite a jolt seeing her with it for the first time, it made it much more real than just hearing about it from Mum. For a split second, my heart sank; she looked so frail. A part of my heart always hopes that the people I love will look the same as they did the last time I saw them. My brain, however, knows this is nothing but an unrealistic dream. But as soon as Sheilan and I walk into the room, Auntie’s eyes light up and her arms reach out to hug and kiss us both. I knew then that I was home!

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Posted September 8, 2011 by Jaclyn in Family, Memories

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