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Thanks guys.Mum had been unwell for the past week or so, and they thought she wouldn't make it through the previous weekend. But she had a chest infection, which then started pneumonia, and they think she also had a small stroke. Passed away in her sleep, so at least it was peacefully. Would have been 91 years old on the 26th of this month. She was in the latter stages of dementia too, which is probably what caused her to pass away in the end. Least she is pain free now. Even though I'm an old git myself, and we've been expecting this, it still doesn't make it any easier to cope with when it does happen. 

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15 minutes ago, Dave said:

Thanks guys.Mum had been unwell for the past week or so, and they thought she wouldn't make it through the previous weekend. But she had a chest infection, which then started pneumonia, and they think she also had a small stroke. Passed away in her sleep, so at least it was peacefully. Would have been 91 years old on the 26th of this month. She was in the latter stages of dementia too, which is probably what caused her to pass away in the end. Least she is pain free now. Even though I'm an old git myself, and we've been expecting this, it still doesn't make it any easier to cope with when it does happen. 

 

Yeah mate, doesn't make it easier. Poor woman. She was a good age mate (being positive at all times). Hope you guys are ok. 

 

 

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Went for shopping again, taking the scenic route and the perfect car for this glorious weather. Peaked 33 degrees here today, unusual for Scotland and at this time of year. Was so nice getting the sun and fresh air while driving

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De-stressed us both. Mums funeral tomorrow so Mindy has helped get us ready. 

Hope everyone enjoying the sun and playing safe

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Mindy looks like she's in her ideal habitat 8-)

Beautiful countryside mate. 

 

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Looking good and perfect scenery! Hope everything goes well tommorow mate

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21 hours ago, dr_broon said:

Mindy looks like she's in her ideal habitat 8-)

Beautiful countryside mate. 

 

isn't it! We've never been fans of built up areas/cities, much prefer the wide open spaces. Where we're moving to, we have that right on our doorstep

 

21 hours ago, burbleboy said:

Looking good and perfect scenery! Hope everything goes well tomorrow mate

Thanks mate, appreciate that. Funeral went as well as can be expected under the lock down, felt very surreal. She deserved a much better send off than this but it's all we we're allowed to do. Least she's up there with my Dad now and having a ball!

 

You'll love the roads down near our new house Ali, plenty fun to be had!

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Sorry about your sad news Dave. 

I'd imagine a drive with the top down in that lovely countryside makes you appreciate life somewhat. It can be good.

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2 hours ago, KiNK43 said:

Sorry about your sad news Dave. 

I'd imagine a drive with the top down in that lovely countryside makes you appreciate life somewhat. It can be good.

Thanks Jake. The drive in Mindy lifts us both up, we come back, park in the drive and have big cheesy smiles on our faces. Deffo lifts the spirits mate

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Much has been happening! Coming to terms with losing mum, still got a lot of legal stuff to do and  help my sister with sorting her estate. Not easy with half the family not on speaking terms and no idea where they live now. :(

 

Now for some better news.......we have finally moved to our new (old) house in the scottish borders......and loving it! So quiet, peaceful and chilled out down here it really is amazing. House needs a shed load of work done ( got sparky rewiring whole house next weekend) then new windows to get ordered and fitted after that along with decorating. It's slowly coming together though, Gayle and me have been so busy since we got here getting the garden sorted, doing stuff to the inside (ive been fitting stuff, putting up shelfs, swapping out some of the light fittings and switches etc. Not got the planning in for the new double garage yet, but if we run out of time we've hatched a plan to get the single garage we have here emptied enough to get Mindy in there for the winter (she's currently slumming it in the leaky car port joined onto the garage at the moment!). Had family down this weekend (all outside and following the rules) and they have fallen in love with our new house, saying they cant believe how big it is and the amount of land it has. They all love the village too, which is one of the prettiest in the borders. have to say, thought I would struggle leaving our old town (even with all the agro we had there recently) as I'd been in that house for 27 yrs. I have to admit, I don't miss it a bit! people and neighbours here are totally amazing, and so helpful too. We seem to have fitted right in no probs!

 

So, thought we'd take Mindy for a wee adventure on some undiscovered (by us!) roads around the village and surrounding countryside.Be rude not to post a few photos! Mindy is a bit dirty as not had a wash since we left our old town......only just got the outside tap fitted a few days ago so now we're good to go.

 

This is the back road into our village (basically 2 min drive from our house), can just see the village in the distance

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And wee Mindy!

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Loving her new life in the Scottish Borders. We wanted to see where the road went, so drove for around 7 miles and the hills/scenery is breath taking. Eventually the road brings you onto the back road into Galashiels at Tweedbank side. Can't believe we have this as our back garden/playground!

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Looks lovely round there. What a nice part of the world

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It is mate! the view from our living room front window is across the village and into the hills. Have to pinch myself every time I look out the window! DD has been loving the roads down here too, so good to get her out and about now. her parking space is litterally right outside our bedroom window at the back of the house. We have a massive loing drive that comes in off a lane at the side of the house, and goes all around to the back where we have a nice big tarred bit to park on. Really can believe the land we have here. Will need to post a few pics!

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There we go, gives you an idea. House looks small in the photo but is huge inside......one maaassive living room and a corridor so long we keep losing each other in the house! Been using the civic5 walkie talkies for when I'm away over in the garage working! lol Garden looks a lot different to those photos now as we've been busy pulling out weeds and I've started power washing the tar parking bit to get all the old moss off it (its covered in it, or at least it was!)

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That old rickity shed is going, and next to where it sits just now is where the new double garage is getting built.

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Found the old guntree photos of Mindy from the ad!

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