Well dear friends – this is a new beginning. Not just for me, but for all of us. I hope that you won’t be too disappointed with my ramblings. There certainly won’t be any deep and meaningful discussions within these contents.

Many of you are aware of how I reached this point.  However, in case anyone else has stumbled upon this page and hasn’t a clue what I’m wittering about, let’s try and bring you up to speed.

Until Sunday 21st October 2018 I lived with my dear husband in a beautiful area of South Lakeland, Cumbria.  As I am disabled Ian looked after me – he was my carer – in addition to having full time employment as a local politician.  During that Sunday afternoon my husband died suddenly.  From that time not only has my life changed, but it has also completely altered things for my wonderful son, gorgeous daughter-in-law and their very cute baby.

I realised very quickly that I wouldn’t be able to remain living in Cumbria.  It just wasn’t practical for any of us.  We decided that I would be more comfortable living closer to my little family, where they would be able to visit me without it taking up the majority of the day.  

Within a couple of weeks, we had the funeral, which wasn’t as bad as I had expected and Tim started looking for a new home for me.  We were exceedingly lucky that a flat was available a short distance from where Tim, Hannah and Charlie live.  

On 20th December 2018 I moved into a second floor flat which although has the sheltered accommodation tag, is actually at the lower end and referred to as “independent living”.  My little flat is wonderful.  I have a living room with an archway to a small kitchen – I also have a comfortable bedroom and a shower room.  It is perfect for my needs – it is very quiet, which is lovely.  I have my own front door and I can shut the world out on the other side of it.

As I said in my first sentence – this is a new beginning.  Once I get a little moreorganised I will be back and giving details of what goes on in my little world.  I do hope that you’ll join me otherwise I’ll be talking to myself.  Well – I am anyway – but you know what I mean!

I’ll go now, but thank you for reading – and for your support.  As always –

With Love – Jan xx

Published by Jan

I'm retired, disabled and after sudden death of wonderful husband, have moved closer to my son, daughter-in-law and baby, Charlie. I live in sheltered housing at the bottom end of the scale called Independent Living. I had been in an online Knit and Natter group for a couple of years before Ian died and the members of the group were and still are a wonderful support to me. Since moving here I have now got my own little Facebook group where the members are now my friends and extended family. It was suggested that I write a blog - so here we are!!

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