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The end of an era….

This morning my Mother –  Beryl Eileen Griffiths Weight –  (27/04/1923 – 15/12/2016)  moved on from this world to a glorious garden filled with flowers and magical hummingbirds.

Mother – watercolour painted in the Magical Town of Crickadoon 1994. 

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I have been overseeing my Mother’s care for the past nine years – the first three at her home and then the last six in a nursing home.     On December 8th Mother was admitted to the Astor Ward at Kingston Hospital and on Sunday 11th Palliative care was introduced.   Since then it has been a case of keeping her as comfortable as is possible.

The NHS (National Health Service) care has been beyond wonderful.    All the nurses, doctors and staff on the ward could not have been more caring and sensitive.     When ‘end of life’ care was introduced Mother was moved into a large private room with a bed and bathroom for me.

On a lighter note, on Mother’s last birthday she was completely convinced it was her 100th, since then she has upped the ante believing at the time of her death that she was 105….proving my theory that time is an illusion……

Make sure to live each and every day to the full…..

watercolour/gouache

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I wil now be taking time out until the new year….

I wish one and all a lovely holiday season and of course a very healthy, happy and creative, 2017.

A bientôt