1999: Pa’s birthday today and Bompers too. Mummy was already dressed before I got up this morning as I had a lie in until 7.45. Why don’t I do this at weekends when mum could lie in? Well there just wouldn’t be any fun in that, now would there? I do have some heart though; I found mums silk roses on her windowsill, picked them up and presented them to her. She said they were lovely and that they smelt beautiful too. They’re pretend mother, not real. Honestly! Oh well best not disappoint her, I’ll play along with her, let me smell ‘Mm. Lovely’. What a Wally! A little later I called mummy into my bedroom and she came in to find me looking very pleased with myself. I had stuck the remaining stickers for my potty training chart all over the wardrobe and they were stuck hard and fast. She told me I was very clever but perhaps next time they should go on the chart. Tip of the month – if you want to avoid getting in trouble with your mum always look proud and pleased with what you have done and they won’t have the heart to tell you off. After Edons tonight, mummy and I went to the card shop to get birthday cards for Pa and Bomper, but I found it far more fun to wreck the joint whilst she was distracted rather than to look for cards. We arrived at Nanny and Pa’s and I gave Pa his present and then took it straight back off him and unwrapped it. Mm, very nice, a new T-shirt, it looks a bit on the big side for me though mum. What do you mean it’s for Pa; everyone knows presents are for kids. Aren’t they? Oh well, the cake then? Pa’s great, he let me sit on his lap and blow out the candles ‘again’ and ‘again’.
2019: Great Grandad Bomper died when I was 6 at the age of 86. He is still with me wherever I go and often flickers lights on and off around me! Zof and I were hanging in London this morning and called in to see Uncle Terry, Aunty Dee and cousin Beau at Epping Ice rink and had a little skate eventually getting home at 7 pm.
Whilst we were away, with me permission, mum had changed my room round (due to a condensation and mould problem which is attacking the wallpaper and needing to get the bed off of said wall) and sorted all my draws etc out. Sprung – I have a full packet of immunosuppressants and a prescription in my draw! Thing is I am very reluctant to take them due to nearly dying of sepsis Christmas before last due to a fungi entering my blood through my sinuses as I was so immune supressed