Monday, 27 May 2013
My stepmother died yesterday.We went up to visit and I had been holding her hand(warm) and talking to her when I realised she wasn't breathing.She had obviously just slipped away in her sleep just before we arrived.Quite a surreal situation to be in.She was 86 and had never been ill until two years ago when the Big C got her.
Thursday, 23 May 2013
Now, to change the subject all together.Do you ever feel that you are the one doing all the caring about others but when you need a bit of TLC no one notices.Last week a cousin of mine died.She was only 70 which is relatively young these days.We are waiting for a phone call to say my step mother has passed away.It is a very complicated situation because she was only married to my father for 5 years and he died in 1981.Since then she has been in the family home.My brother and I have no idea what is going to happen to the house.She has two sisters who are doing a wonderful job looking after her at home.We should be going on holiday in 10 days time but I don't think that will happen.My friends know all about this,my OH does, my children do but no one thinks about me.This making me sound very selfish but I am the one on the phone all the time asking them how they are.
Anyway, sorry about the moaning but I feel better.It won't happen again.Honestly!
Monday, 20 May 2013
Monday, 13 May 2013
The main purpose of our visit was to visit the three main art galleries.We booked all our tickets online before we left the UK.Our first and favourite museum was the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza which had a special Impressionism and Open -Air Painting exhibition.
Our second day we went to the Prado which was our least favourite.The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch is in here,lots of Rubens,Goya,Raphael.
Our third day we went to Museo Reina Sofia.This had a special Dali exhibition but I am not into Surrealism so it didn't do a lot for me.
Photography is not allowed so below are some photos of postcards we brought back to remind us of our trip.