Home from the UK

It seems like I’ve been away for weeks, rather than just six days. We have covered some ground, both physically and emotionally, from meeting imaginary friends to old ones. The range of emotions has been a roller coaster of highs and lows, as the joy of friendship, overshadowed at times by the sadness of grief has ensured we have had a lot of ups and downs. I’ve struggled to write my blog, struggled to create a poem for my collection each day, and at times, been challenged by the symptoms of dementia, which for the most part I’ve been managing alone. No BUB in sight, but on the last afternoon in London, my travel buddy had to take the reins just for a little while, as I had a fall due to the spatial difficulties that sometimes appear without arming. I kissed the step up onto the train on the London Underground, and my bags and I went sprawling!! Thankfully, I have a few bruises to remind me of my momentarily lost pride…

we travelled safely, and have both arrived home to our families, all waiting with open arms and love. I was so excited,on the way, I rang my BUB three times, as well as sending a text!! On the other side of the fence of excitement, I have felt quite emotional leaving England. It would have been good to have had more time with my bereaved friends who feel more like family now; sharing certainly helps,with healing. And then leaving my new friends felt sad, even though we all have beautiful photos and memories of our time together, and have continued to chat online ever since last Sunday. We will meet again for sure, and those who were unable to be there last week I’m sure will make the next meet up! Saying connected, sharing our lives with openness and love, and being true to ourselves and each other always seems to be the most important of the lessons on life…

7 thoughts on “Home from the UK

  1. glad you home safe, but bruised by the sounds of it, glad you ok after your fall.and in the arms of BUB again, cant wait to catch up soon if all goes well we will still come to adel fri 30 aug . take care all my love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Hello Peter! … I’ve heard about you but how can I know you exist? 😉 So glad that Kate is safely home and with good reports of us all. We were on our best behaviour 😉

    Take it easy this week, Kate. Hardly surprising you are tired after your whistle-stop and highly emotional trip to the UK. Lots of TLC and rest, methinks. xx

  3. Glad that you’re home safe and sound (except for the slight fall…) Hope you have time to relax and recover and don’t spend too much time talking to BUB, family and friends 😉

  4. Hello to all the ‘axe murderers’ thank you so much for looking after my beautiful wife while she was away. As you can imagine she is tired but it’s great to have her home.

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