The Highs and Lows of Life are Par for the Course.

So much has happened since my last post but this time it will have to be a short one and with no pictures. I don’t really feel like talking about stuff that isn’t important right now. Yes, I’ve been working long hours in order to get myself fully organized for the 15th May, when my daughter Zoe flies to Crete just 12 days before her wedding here! As well as all the things that needed doing for the wedding, I’ve also started my beach selling season. I’ve already done 3 days and as it’s early on in the season I’ll only be doing 1 or 2 days a week this month. Thank God too because I wouldn’t be able to find more time to sell – especially when the wedding is on.

But I cannot waste precious time going into details and relating all my news about everything that has happened since I last wrote. This last month my Mum has been very poorly. Usually such an active person – belying her 81 years of age, keeping active and living so independently in Spain – she has had the most awful 6 months. She lost her daughter Leonie, was forced to move out of the home she had lived in for 9 years and then caught a bad chest infection. The house move was a problem that went on for months. Unlike here in Greece, in Spain it is nigh impossible to get long-term rentals because they only let them to tourists. So Mum really struggled to find somewhere. I wouldn’t be surprised if the grief and the stress Mum has undoubtedly suffered these past 6 months, has contributed enormously to her current ill health.

Thankfully my Sister Karen was able to fly to Spain a week last Sunday. She spent a week with Mum in hospital and is now back at Mum’s and looking after her there, bless her! It has been such a worrying and stressful time for all of us and sad too, because our dear Mum and Nana will not be able to attend Zoe and Rich’s wedding here. We are all gutted. Having said that – the most important thing is that she gets better and we are now working towards flying Mum back to the UK with medical assistance. She will stay with Karen and Mike and be properly looked after. No way could we leave her in Spain on her own… without family. We are going to be optimistic that Mum’s recovery will be good enough for her to at least attend another big family wedding which takes place in just over 2 weeks after Zoe and Rich’s.

Karen and Mike’s son Rob and his partner Emma are to marry in the south of England and we all dearly want Mum to be back in the UK at least a week before that happens, to give her the maximum chance of being able to share such a happy occasion with her family around her.

It is going to be hectic over the coming weeks. So much is going to be happening. Of course I am still excited about Zoe and Rich’s wedding, it really is going to be amazing and it all starts in just a few days time! I can’t wait! To be honest – I think we could all do with a damn good blowout and I know that’s exactly what we’re going to get!
Read all about it, with plenty of gorgeous pics in my next post!

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