1999: Padded into mums room and stroked her hair – well it is Mothers day and I know how to make her happy. Nanny and Pa came round with a new kettle and I gave mum a card and a bear ornament, which I chose when I was out with Nanny. I saw the other children playing out in the street on their bikes and after much pointing, and longing looks, mum let me have my first ride on my bike in the street. It was great – and I only fell off once – no bumps though. I’ve got one on my head from earlier though when Pa took me to the toilet – I bent down to wipe my willie and banged my head on the pan! Grandma came to collect me this morning and off I went to Daddy’s, bike an’ all. Dad is moving to Kent on Thursday, so I don’t know when I’ll get to see him again. I had a lovely day but it was very tiring. One minute I was playing in the corner of the settee and the next thing I knew I was back at home with Uncle Teddy (we now have a T) cuddling me and trying to wake me up. I ended up going to bed early tonight – Something to do with ‘overstepping the mark’. Thing is I didn’t step, and I didn’t see any mark – I did hit mummy on the knee and refused to say sorry. She did threaten me with bed, but I didn’t think she’d actually do it, but she did, and now I’m in bed – and all because Uncle Teddy woke me up when I was still tired.
2019: No bike riding today but a drive over to Beccles to read tenancy agreement and the first signature is on. Now its getting real. I think we are both excited and scared all at the same time. We will soon have another place to call home as I have continued adding many more home from homes over the years.
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