Planning On Going Up To See Dad Ready For His Birthday On 20th March
Mum told me earlier that Dad has had his hair cut by a hairdresser that comes into the ARC every Friday. It only cost him £4 and he gave her a £1 tip which is very unlike him (although he did ask Mum for the money when she saw him later on) lol. Mum said his haircut is reminiscent of the guys in the 'Peaky Blinders' series and looks brilliant by all accounts. I guess Dad is lucky that his trademark hair never fell out whilst having chemotherapy. He has also had a bath this morning (in one of those sling thingies, assisted by staff) so Mum was very pleased about this. Dad is too!
Anyway, Dad doesn't normally bother with his birthday although he has always liked cards and basic presents. This year, however, is different as it will probably be his last, so Mum is thinking up ways of making his 78th birthday next Friday special. The room he is in at the ARC is big (as it used to have another bed in there, since removed) but there is only one shelf to put cards on plus a little bedside cabinet that is a bit useless, to be honest. Balloons will be a must, though, as I don't know anyone who doesn't like balloons. Mum will most probably bake a cake as well. There will be more cards than usual as word has got out to as many people as possible.
I shall take my camera to the planned party although I will have to re-charge its battery at some point. Nothing worse than taking photographs and the screen goes dead!
Yes, I am looking forward to seeing Mum and Dad again (colouring in here in Carlisle just isn't the same as the light is bad in this house) and will probably travel on the Thursday as John will be off on that day. No point travelling on the Big Day itself as we all want to make the most of it, for obvious reasons.