My Mum Just Left For The Airport

A Bit Meloncholy

My mum has been staying with us the last couple of weeks and, although we often do our own thing when she is visiting, it's nice to have her around.

There have been a lot of family get togethers too which have been fun.

I always find it hard when she leaves these days. She's almost 89 so it's pretty impressive that she is still able to fly over and I'm grateful for that.

A couple of years ago she said she didn't think she could make the journey anymore but she has since rallied and has been to visit a couple of times.

I think I'm going to take myself out for a walk along the seafront. It's a beautiful day here today and the sunshine will do me good.

In contrast, here's a photograph I took recently whilst walking through the Pavilion Gardens at dusk. I choose it because there's something very peaceful about it and that feels good right now.
pavilion at dusk

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89 and still flying is really great Gillian. One of my uncles was a pilot and later as a farmer flew his own aircraft until he was in his early 90's. Lovely to have time with your mother even when doing your own 'things.' ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

19.08.2019 12:54

She doesn't actually fly the plane @allyinspirit. I meant as a passenger. 😂

I still think it's quite a feat though as it takes her all day to get from her home to ours and involves a lift in the car, a plane flight, a taxi journey to the ferry terminal, a ferry ride and a taxi to her home. 😁

19.08.2019 19:46

I did get that your mother was a passenger ~ And I thought that that was amazing in itself. Flying and traveling can be so demanding and imagining her navigating all the connections makes it an even greater feat. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

20.08.2019 00:01

I did get that your mother was a passenger

oops. It was me that got the wrong end of the stick then. 😂

Mum got home safe and sound after an uneventful trip so that was good to hear. She's talking about coming back in February so that will be great.

20.08.2019 12:08

Always so easy to get 'the wrong end of the stick.' But I always love the way words can be so misleading. I can really easily understand ~ Rereading my reply ~ Why you would think that I thought that your mother was actually piloting the plane. 😂 😂 😂

Do you go to visit her too? Our mothers are absolute treasures. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

20.08.2019 13:36

We do go, as often as we can, but John doesn't get too much time off work and we use a lot of old days looking after the grandkids.

Also, it's too hot for us between June and September so that limits it a bit.

Mainly it's just finding the time to sort something out. I'm a bit of a procrastinator about such things.

We had a lovely holiday there after Christmas last year and I'm wondering if we might do that again . . . maybe stay on Malta as we never get to visit there.

But before that I have a whole load of other things to organise.

Is your mum close by?

20.08.2019 13:59

Oh yes, my mum is always close by. She left this planet 4 years ago now. I miss her physical presence, but I just have to think of her and she's in my heart and soul as if she is sitting right next to me.

She was an artist: Didn't start painting till she was in her 60s but then was so passionate about it. Studied with a few really good teachers and then continued to paint into her 90s. I've been finding it so hard to draw again and realize as I'm writing this that I just need to call upon her to help me. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

22.08.2019 02:37

Didn't start painting till she was in her 60s but then was so passionate about it.

That's so wonderful to hear. GIves me hope! 💙

I hope you start drawing again soon if that's what your heart truly desires. 😍

22.08.2019 08:08

Hope is such a wonderful thing to have. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

Do you know about the classes and workshops of Art is Magic? They held a weekend of free online demonstrations with 27 artists/teachers, from all over the world, a few weeks ago. I missed it, but there will be another one soonish ~ Not sure when. If you're interested go to the site and register for their newsletter. I have a feeling it will be very inspiring. ♥︎♥︎⚖️♥︎♥︎

22.08.2019 09:53

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19.08.2019 17:01

Hi Gill. How have you been? That is great that your mom is still around and kicken! Able to fly and visit. That is great. I'm not in Ecuador, and have plans to spend the next couple months in Mexico, Playa del Carmen, before steemfest and the winter in Thailand.

Anyway, wishing you the very best in this very bear market! Have a great day! -Dan

19.08.2019 22:37

I'm good thanks Dan. Nice to hear from you.

Still not around here as much as I was and still investing in Steem Monsters, although I'm playing less and less. I have a few accounts now that other people are playing for a 50/50 split so let's see how that goes.

Sounds like you're going to have a fun time before Steemfest. Will miss seeing you this year but maybe next time. 😍

20.08.2019 19:02

Thanks Gill! Good to hear from you as well. Glad you are doing well. Yes, lots of fun indeed. I'll be in touch. :)

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