Today we took a trip to Brighton to visit an elderly Aunt.
We went by train and wandered around the lanes and the sea front, so got a tiny bit of walking in.
Then we had lunch, which was spectacular! And I had the BEST dessert I’ve ever had in my life! And I’ve had a long life – with many, many desserts! It was hot banana cake, with caramelised banana on top, served with vanilla ice cream, white chocolate gravel, caramel sauce, dried banana chips and a little orange fruit thing and edible flowers. It was absolutely divine!
It was lovely to see my Aunt, but I have to say I hate visiting care homes – it’s a stark reminder of the way our bodies and minds can deteriorate with age. I lost my other Aunt last year, having watched her deteriorate through dementia and disease – and visiting the same home was a horrid reminder.
That said, it’s what motivated me to stop putting my dreams in the future and make them happen now. To do things before it becomes too late.
It was a long and tiring day, and my cough started to develop and my chest started to feel very tight.