My goodness ... time flies! But I wasn't really having fun. Just after I got back from the bimonthly family visit to Holland in May, I got a phone call that my auntie had had a serious stroke, so I packed my bags again and drove back. She was in a pretty bad state and I am not even sure that she knew I was there. She passed away the next day, quietly and peacefully. I had talked to her on the phone the week before and all was well (i.e. she didn't have time to talk to me as she was too busy pottering around ....). And just weeks before that we had been out shopping for new clothes as she had put on quite a bit of weight since she moved into the care home. How quickly things can change!
Here she is (left) on her 87th birthday with her eldest sister, my last-remaining auntie ... you can tell they were having a good time! They were giggling like little girls ... :-) I'll miss you Beppie!