I think that my creative woman has been inspired by Dot's art - look at those sparkles!
This has been a very busy week ... and I have made a new friend. My friend K's feisty, independent - but ill - Uncle had a fall earlier in the week. He was alone on the floor overnight and was lucky to be found by a census collector.
The situation has forced this little old man to admit he needs help, help K has been trying to give him more of for years. What a sadness in my heart when I saw the way he had lived. What a privilege to meet this digger (ex serviceman), to hear his stories of cricket and diamond mines. There is a hope in my heart that as he lives his final years I will be his friend - hear his stories, and occasionally, make him laugh, as he listens to mine.
All but my immediate family are in England. In 2000 I attended my Grandfathers 90th birthday, we lost him peacefully in 2005. Since 2000, when I spent time with my amazing, creative great Aunts, and chatted with both Nana H and Grandad S I have realised, that despite a wide circle of wonderful friends, my life is missing the wisdom of the old.