Today is my Mother-In-Laws 90th birthday..... we were supposed to be on holiday in UK to celebrate with her but of course all these plans have been delayed..
Now I have to admit I hit the jackpot with my in laws.... both lovely people who accepted me straight away and have always, always been so supportive
Here they are on me and Hubz' wedding day... looking very smart
Dad passed away in 1994, a very painful cancer but Mum kept him at home and cared for him there right to the end....
loyal, faithful, stoic
Mum was born and bred in Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe but after both her sons and families had left the country due to the economic changes etc she moved to UK.... a huge move for someone who never wanted to leave her homeland
This is her wedding day.... 1952
This is just before I married in 1979.....
.. and here is Mom and Dad with my 4 children.... 1988
Mom lives independently in units, where she runs the Bingo and also cares for a number of the other 'elderly' residents. Covid has meant she has to restrict her walks down to the shops, where she has her hair done each week, and visits the greengrocer etc as well a stroll by the sea. But she keeps up with folk through the phone.
Technology has changed so much but mum has made the effort to use it so that we can keep in touch. We will be doing a group video later in the day to link up Aus and UK families.
It's a real pity that she can't even have tea and cake with her son and DIL who live nearby today.... but of course we will celebrate together as soon as we can....
Of course I made a quilt.... I will show you in the next post!
Righto, Gotto Go.... wine to be chilled .....