Update 13/09/21 with bits and bobs!

Well, this is going to be an unusual week for me and Lovely Husband! Elder Son is away until Friday for a holiday on his own. He has been looking forward to it for months and, in recent weeks, has become very nervous. Usually, he is a very confident traveller, but under the present circumstances he has been worrying about how COVID my affect his trip. He is terrified of catching it and then being really ill and is also scared that he might pass it on to us. So, I have spent a lot of time trying to reassure him in the hope that he can have a really enjoyable holiday, which he deserves.

ES is so sweet and helpful. As I spend so much time in bed, he makes and brings me meals and snacks, treats me to all kinds of buns and crisps (which I shouldn’t eat!) with copious pots of tea, and also makes sure that my box of medications is up-to-date and well-stocked. In addition, he loves hugs, watching silly videos on YouTube together and telling me all about his current interests. All of this is amazing when you consider he has Autism and Learning Difficulties. He is a wonderful person for 99% of the time and can be very difficult to handle and live with for about 1%!

Despite me telling him to save his money to spend on his own needs, he loves to cheer me up with unexpected gifts. This collection recently appeared in my bedroom. The two outer scarves are very large and will be great for snuggling in the colder months. One has a very loose weave in an ice blue colour; the other is pale blue and is more substantial. The shiny satin scarf has a large initial “A” in the centre and is a smaller size. The black woven-effect zipped pouch with the gilt “A” will be handy inside my larger handbags or could be used as a clutch.

Isn’t he kind?

Gift items from Primark

It is also LH’s birthday this week. I don’t think I will be strong enough to go out for a celebratory meal, which I would love to do, but I am sure that we will manage to mark the day in some way. It will certainly be very strange to be on our own! I think it is over 30 years since we last had a birthday without either of our lads.

See you on Wednesday for the usual Reading Roundup post.

Love and best wishes,



About The Librain

Retired School Librarian
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