There are some lovely people out there!

Hi, just wanted to share an amazing thing that happened to me last night!

Those of you who have been to South Africa, know there are security guards everywhere, some paid for, some not! We have seen this female security guard a few times, she looks after the local pub and restaurant that S & I use a fair bit. Always says hello. Last night, I parked S by her, as I wanted to go into our favourite restaurant to confirm our booking, made some joke about not leaving him full time! When I came out, she said to me,"Mam, I have watched what you do for your man, you couldn't do more, it's wonderful to see." I was totally shocked, totally overwhelmed. Don't think anybody has said anything so nice to me EVER!

Whatever anybody has told you about this wonderful country and their people, well, come and see for yourself, it's brilliant. AND I am leaving tomorrow!

Lots of love

Heady

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  • Very sad for you but take home the memories and kindness - and who knows one day you may very well go back .Never say never - Georgepa

  • Heady that was a very nice thing for her to say, she had watched you care for S and I think other people see what we don't. I have never need been to South Africa, but I am sure it is lovely and you must be sad leaving, what Georgepa says, you might go back one day, keep you memories I'm your heart. Safe journey home and o hope you have an easy journey love and safe journey Yvonne xxxxxxxx

  • I am glad such a lovely thing happened as you are leaving. It gives you something to treasure. S. A. is beautiful and we have found wonderful people everywhere we have travelled. One of the surprises for me since Chris had problems is the kindness we have received from strangers. Many people are very understanding we find.

    Hope you will return to S.A. we never know the future - who would have expected our present !

    Safe journey home,

    Lots of love, Jean

  • Yes, there are some lovely people out there. I hope your journey home goes without a hitch and any sadness you feel on leaving quickly goes when you see your new wet room. We have had some glorious sunshine and you will notice how the trees are all coming into leaf and there is an abundance of spring flowers to look forward to. I've never been to South Africa but my parents went for the one and only time when they were 85. Mum had Altzheimers and dad was determined to visit relatives before it was too late. Dad loved it and would have returned if he could. Hold onto all your happy memories.

    X

  • Even though people may think, oh well they're married, they're your parents, they're your brothers or sisters... they should look after each other and think nothing more of it, it's not the same when there is such a heavy burden to carry & share, but we do it, like it or not! So nice when someone notices and let's you know it's an amazing thing to do. There is not enough kindness in the world - sweet when it comes your way.

    My mum was quite the world traveler and visited SA many years ago, brought back some lovely pottery. My dad was happy closer to home, which where he is most of his days now.

    Safe travels and I hope you'll settle in well.

    Lieve xxx

    P.S. I was thinking - not sure how realistic it is - we should have a get together in the summer, meet up, somewhere central in the UK if that's where most people here are...

  • A GOOD ID EA LIEVE OT HAVE A MEET UP BUT WHERE IN THE UK IS CENTRAL? MANCHESTER ?? TOWCESTER= WH ERE THE PSP ASSOC. IS BASED IN NORTHANTS

    OR YORKSHIRE WHERE I AND DOGLINTON AFRE FM??? JUST A FE W IDEAS ..

    LOL JILL

    :-)

  • That would be lovely to try and meet up in the summer, we are in bishops Stortford, 40 min into central London, would love that to actually meet all you wonderful people Yvonne xxxx.

  • I went to South Africa qute a few years ago, and you are right, its a beautiful country. We visited the fabulous and exciting Sun City and also drove through Swaziland - wonderful scenery. Unforgettable holiday!

  • A few of my Facebook parkinsons friends met up for a weekend , I could make it but it lovely to see their photos and read their post apps afterwards so I really felt part of it all .

    I am told over and over again what a marvellous things I am doing for John . I certainly don't look for their kinds comments but it is lovely to hear . Only yesterday I went to a Parkinsons Tea party only there for two hours . later in. The evening I contacted one of the ladies to say how well they had done and that I had enjoyed myself .

    She asked me if my ears were burning because someone told them all what I doing . She took her hat off to me .

    I always reply . I am not the only one , I talk to people all over the world who are doing and going through the same things . we just get on with it .

    the pleasure I get for even still being able to do it more than compensates .

  • HJI HEADY

    MANY THNAKS FOR YORU REPLY OT ME

    I IWLL LOOK FWD TO HEARING MORE FM YOU ON YOUR RETURN HOME

    LOL JILL

    :-)

  • HI HEADY

    WHAT ABOUT HTSI IDEA OF MEEITNG UP

    ARW YOU FOR IT `??

    LOL JILL

    :-)

  • Safe journey home from S Africa., you will have wonderful memories of your home out there. We were in East Africa just 14 months ago, had a wonderful safari experience and then 10 days in Zanzibar. Not sure I'm up to going abroad now as feel too anxious that Ben might fall and end up in hospital. He has spent most of his working life travelling to many far flung places so doesn't have a burning desire to do more travelling. We are off to Scotland next week to have a holiday with his sister and family, never driven that far ( from East Sussex) but doing it in stages. Am feeling a bit sad at the moment as our eldest son and his wife who live in Bristol, have announced that our second grandchild is due in December and we won't be able to support them as we did for their first baby, don't feel safe leaving Ben to help out, terrible dilemma. Xx

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