Monday, 24 May 2010

Up Date

Friday I managed to get up to the V&A to see the quilt exhibition, I'm so glad I went it was well worth the trip. There are some fantastic quilts on show. It is good to go to an exhibition with friends, we had lunch in the members lounge, I'm making use of my new membership. In the afternoon we went into the Grace Kelly exhibition, as others have said, the dresses lacked sparkle without Grace! Hopefully Rachel and I will go together to see the exhibition before it closes!

The vegetable plot is looking a lot healthier Saturday I took the chance on the weather staying fine and planted beans, leeks,squashes and all the usual, here's hoping for a good crop.

Mum is really no better. Ever since she first went into hospital she has been worrying about the 'Christmas Lunch' with her friends. Ever since the company she worked for closed Mum and eight of her friends have met together for lunch in November, some moved away from the area but travel back for the occasion. She has asked them if they could bring it forward, she's to frail to go to a restaurant, so the Nursing Home have said that they will be happy to lay on a special lunch for them. How it will go I really don't know but Mum has been talking about the lunch now since March. I'm hoping that she has a good day.

I think I've mentioned before about Belle, the cat, my blog is named after her. Belle has been ill for years and only 4 weeks ago was at the vets with her ongoing problem, this time the procedure didn't help. A vet we had seen previously said she could have an operation,it would involve removing part of her bowel and it may not work. Towards the end of last week Belle became really poorly and yesterday we took her to the vets, this time the vets said that we should do the kindest thing and Belle was put to sleep. We had Belle for 10 years, she was a timid little thing, lots of people didn't even know we had a cat as she would hide under the bed if someone came to the house and not come out until they left. James once had a friend stay for a week, he never saw Belle, she only came out at night when everyone was in bed.


  1. Sorry to hear about Belle. It all seems to be happening for you at the moment.
    Nickie and I went to the V&A last month we really enjoyed it too.

  2. Sometimes life just sucks! Sending biggest hugs!

  3. I know you said that you thought this was coming for Belle on Friday but its no easier when it does.Lots of love to you all.

  4. Memories last forever,she sounds like a real character.

  5. Memories last for ever, she sounds like a real character.