The building work started on Tuesday, they're working really fast.
Child 4 is away with work for a couple of weeks. Grandson has been a bit under the weather with coughs and colds and sickness. Due to grandson being poorly from birth and have had a couple of surgeries he is more prone to stomach and bowel problems.
My mum is from Brighton and is the youngest of 8. There are only 5 of them left and one spouse. There's only 2 aunts by marriage on my dad's side, but I've not seen them or my 3 cousins since his death in 2017. We attended my Uncles funeral back in November and caught up with 4 of my 14 cousins. 4 cousins are in America and 4 in Australia. I've 2 cousins I've never met, but do keep in touch with most of them on Facebook and quite a few of their grown up children. You could say this is where my travel bug came from as many of my cousins and their children live or have lived and worked abroad. This has also meant that over the past 10+ years with us living abroad ourselves we've not seen each other for a long time other than funerals.
It would be lovely to meet them all again soon and I fear we will with general ill health. I hope we do all meet up still when we are the 'next' generation.
50 Sunday A lazy morning and off to Hillsborough to walk the dogs. Molly found the biggest mud puddle she could to lie in. Home and a quick turnaround to meet the in laws for a Sunday lunch.
51 Monday I spent the day with DIL's mum and our grandson. He was busy all day. He took a tumble just before his mum took us home and bit a chunk out of the coffee table.
52 Tuesday Home alone today, grandson in nursery and DIL in work. I did some cleaning then caught the bus into town for coffee and a walk round bus. I picked up my new laptop and the in laws collected me and took me and grandson home.
53 Wednesday A day spent just chilling at home. We popped out to buy new wipers for the car. When we got home our grandson was still unwell with sickness and diarrhoea he was admitted to hospital to be monitored. We left for the ferry around 8pm. Once on board I had a shower and went straight to bed before we set sail. Bob spent the night in a kennel.
54 Thursday We docked in Liverpool around 6.30am and home by 9.30am to drop the dog off, put some washing on and repack. We drove down to get mum then onto Brighton, driving past nans old house and ups old stomping ground. We had dinner and were in bed early.
55 Friday After breakfast we headed off to Brighton crematorium for my Aunts funeral, it was lovely to see all the family again and catch up at the wake. The service was lovely and a fitting tribute. After the wake we spent time with my cousins daughter and in the evening we took a walk along Brighton Pier, played the 2p slots and went to my cousin, aunt and uncle in the evening for dinner.
56 Saturday After breakfast we headed to visit another aunt and cousin on our way home. We dropped mum at home around 4pm and we were home by 5.30pm. The house took forever to warm up.
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Lots of travel this week. Hope your grandson's on the mend now. We're the same in our family although we're all in the UK - funerals are the meeting up place generally.ReplyDelete
sad to be only meeting up at funerals, really must make more of an effortDelete
Well done your builders, ours has left a job half done. They are supposed to be coming back later this week.ReplyDelete
It is a shame that the only times families really get together now is for funerals. It's the same for my family too. So sorry about your Aunt.
How lovely that you spent most of the week with your grandson. So sorry he was unwell. I hope he's feeling better now. x
builders almost finished, always great to spend time with our grandsonDelete
Beautiful photo of you with your grandson. Sorry to hear he ended up being admitted to hospital. Hope he is better now. Sorry for the loss of your aunt. It is nice to catch up with family though a shame that it does often tend to be at these kinds of events. We're the same in our family. #project365ReplyDelete
grandson home after a few days and all back to normal.Delete
Oh no sorry to hear your grandson wasn't well! Hope he is better now.ReplyDelete
Looks like the work is coming on nicely.
Grandson fully recovered and building work almost completeDelete
Sorry to hear that your grandson was poorly and hope he is on the mend now. The extension is coming on well. We have a family wedding coming up and I am looking forward to seeing relatives I have not seen for some time.ReplyDelete
No more weddings for a good few years with our lotDelete
We had a spate of births in our family but also some deaths. It is a shame that we haven't had any big family get togethers since before covid so our last event was a funeral. Hope your grandson is all better now. Wow the building work is going up quick #project365ReplyDelete
I've arranged some family meet ups throughout the year to meet in happier timesDelete