A busy Saturday...

Hello everybody,
I am afraid this evening’s post will have to be a quick one. The main reason being that I have had visits from my good friends Rick and Lisa who had travelled up for a quick day return from the south coast, their visit was swiftly followed by another from Cash and Scooby. As a result, I am all talked out.

house_320.jpgBut I thought I’d quickly let you know that Louise and Oscar's house hunting was rather successful and so hopefully that’s another problem solved before it became a problem.

You will know more when I do so watch this space. Actually, I’m probably being more blasé about this particular issue than I ought to be and it has definitely affected me more than I thought it would.

I’m torn between enjoying being sure of their future beginning and knowing that I will not be a part of it. When I have worked this out, again watch this space.

Much love,
Neil x


When the time came, I wanted to scoop Oscar up and take him to a place with lots of children playing, instead of being surrounded by adults wearing uniform. This was the basis of my house hunt, I knew I would need to be near family and Oscar loved being with his cousins.

My time away from Neil at this point was difficult, I was looking at a house where I could imagine being happy. I could see it being a place where Oscar would have my undivided attention and we would get to know each other. I had left the house in London knowing that I would not step back into it until Neil had died, but I would never live in it again, not without him. The house that I was now walking around had no such attachment but again, I would not return to it until Neil had died. I wanted Neil to have a picture of that place, to see the place that his little family would go to and know the place that we would be thinking of him, perhaps so that I would feel some such attachment when we did return.

It was confusing times for both of us and I’m glad Neil had the company of good friends to occupy his mind while I was away. – Louise (2013)

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commented 2013-05-14 17:26:15 +0100
difficult decisions faced up to by you both. You did so well x
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Andrea Kler
January 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm
Hi Neil

Here I am again!

Nancy came into the optician today when I was working and she said that when I saw or spoke to you would I give you her love, so that’s what I’m doing.

I’m still ‘spreading the word’ and hoping that people are listening.

Love to you all and take care.

Hugs and kisses

Love Andy xxx

susan bell
January 24, 2009 at 10:35 pm
Hi Neil and gang, just caught up on your blogs and im glad your all well and plodding along nicely, and you Neil at the villa, good on your mum for making you watch coronation street its better than some of that rubbish you make me watch with you on a night. I must say I also agree with you about how well Matt cares for you for a young lad he is so gentle (sorry Matt for saying this publicly but you do).

well im of to pour another glass of the old vino so will sign off and hopefully catch up with you all back end of this week when your back home.

susan (mccc) x

The Kays
January 25, 2009 at 9:53 am
Hi Neil – we think of you often and thank you for being honest in your blog. It not only raises awareness about MND but as well reveils truths and feelings about life, family and love that many do not notice or take for granted in their own lives. Maia-zilla torturing her new kitten and moving furniture so I’ll keep this short. X Michelle, Tony and Maia

Lisa Stefanski
January 25, 2009 at 1:32 pm
Afternoon Neil,

We arrived home safely at 7pm after a very thoughtful, quiet drive.
It was wonderful to spend some quality time with you. I was scared before I walked through your door, but you made it so much easier without even realising. Those few hours will be with me forever; I won’t forget how you caught my eye before I walked out of the door.

You are just incredible Neil.

Speak soon, Lula x
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