Jonathan's Dad's funeral went to plan, just small with lot's of Whisky drinking afterwards, just as Reg would have liked. Unfortunately two days later Jonathan's mum suffered from a small heart attack and spent a few nights in hospital. Whilst there they also managed to asses her dementia and it seems she has Pick disease - shrinking of the frontal and temporal anterior lobes of the brain. This has been accelerated by the stress of the last few weeks. It seems the disease makes her quite controlling (she pretends to faint when things aren't going her way) and she sees Jonathan's brother Philip as her husband/father substitute, so plays up much more when he is around. There is no cure or medication and she will get progressively worse, it's almost like Jonathan and Philip have lost both parents.
Last Friday we packed the car to the rafters and headed off to Burnham Deepdale in gorgeous North Norfolk for a weekend camping with my parents, brother and sister-in-law and niece to celebrate my Dad's 65th birthday. Apart from the rain and wind whilst putting the tents up we had amazing weather and a great time.
We spent Saturday on Brancaster Beach - look at it - stunning!
And then Saturday night at The White Horse for dinner.
I managed one last layout before I packed all my scrapping stuff away again for a while....
Also to let you know that there has been an amendment, the 'Your Touch of Craft' Autumn/Winter workshop is now on Sunday 11th October 2009 - hope to see you there!