Basically I spent the first weekend helping Mum do a lot of house work, tidying, cleaning, re-organising, sorting stuff for a car boot sale and whilst having a nasty little cough with a big blocked nose and a large tissue box never being far from reach. So come Easter Sunday I spent the day struggling to read the books I'd brought amongst lots of sneezing. Come Easter Monday though I felt a bit better, was too tired after a bad nights sleep with blocked nose to help Mum at car boot sale but I did have strength and stamina left to help her load the car 3 times full of stuff to drive to skip and chuck.
Yet there were a few nice highlights to my very busy week at home helping Mum run and look after the house hold. And that is it gave me chance to spend ages sat at the kitchen window watching birds feed on fat balls hanging on our crab apple tree in the garden. Waiting for the elusive woodpecker Mum swears she's seen feeding on it yet it never showed when I was watching - typical.
I also had the lucky chance to go with Mum, an Auntie and her carer also called Rebecca to the pleasant town of Helmsley on a beautiful sunny Thursday afternoon. So I got to see the grand ruins of Helmsley Castle that I last visited when I was really young and Dad brought me here with my siblings to see a 16th century sword fight.