June 22nd – Garden Sunshine

1999: Tried to get into mums bed at ten last night, but I obviously hadn’t grovelled hard enough as I was promptly returned to my own bed!   I did manage to achieve my goal at three though.  The washing machine man came round again this morning.  I took my beanbag into the kitchen and sat watching him work and then we left him to it and mum took me to Edons.  I managed to have dry pants for 4 hours at Edons today and I used the toilet.  I played in the garden tonight, coming in for tea – yum, yum cannelloni, and back out in the garden before bed. Cant waste this lovely weather

2019: A glorious today too. Saturday sunshine. Off to my cousins 18th birthday party. I spied the hot tub as soon as I got there and lasted a two whole hours before borrowing some shorts and getting in. And that’s where I spent most of the day. The birthday girl got in briefly this evening – fully clothed for some reason (guilty as charged) but she took it in good humour. Had a brilliant day with my family and my bruv and I were the last to leave just before midnight.

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March 16th – Bed Time Stories in our New Home

1999:  I waved mum off from the settee at Edons (I forgot yesterday -oops!). I was a good boy today, but still in my showing off mood a bit when mum came to collect me this evening.  I soon calmed down, and put my shoes on nicely when mum said about going out to play in the garden again when we got home.  We even put my slide together.  I can walk up it both ways with no help at all.  I thought the rabbit run was a great climbing frame too, but mum didn’t seem too impressed when I headed towards it!  I then decided to put my bike over the slide. Mum decided to take a photo, but I wasn’t very amused because the bike was stuck and I got extremely frustrated trying to get it down, and mum had photographic evidence.  Or does she?  Mum – you’re supposed to put film in the camera first!!!  Anyway, I sorted it in the end, without help, which I most definitely do not need thank you very much.  Things went fairly well tonight, until it came to cleaning my teeth – we both wanted to do it.  Well they are my teeth after all, and if I want to just suck the toothpaste off the brush then I don’t see the problem.  Mummy won in the end.  I told mum my own bedtime stories tonight – how I was sick today when I coughed in Edons car.  ‘I had to shout Edon’ for her to stop’. It’s the first mum’s heard of this, but she seems amused.  Then I told her how I’d bumped my head and chin on the ceiling, the wardrobe and the wall!

2019: Is it really here? I met mum in the Kings Head at Beccles – she stopped drinking 6 weeks ago but had a glass of wine in her hand.  Luckily she was still able to read the tenancy and sign the guarantor side of things, with strict instructions that our rent is our priority as she does not want to lose her house.  We unloaded, drove back to mums, reloaded and again unloaded after shopping in B&M for food and pillows etc. Mum is wondering when it really does start to get cheaper …….  Exhausting but wonderful day and tonight Zof and I stayed in our new home. No bedtime stories needed zzzzz

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