Today was Mother’s Day and a nice reminder of how important mine has been down the years.
- In 1977 I was born with a hole in my heart. That was obviously pretty stressful for her at the time (but I don’t really remember as I was a few seconds old)
- In 1982 she took me to the local cinema to see Steven Spielberg’s E.T. and various other films throughout the 1980s (often on my birthday!)
- In 1985 she got the family a VHS recorder, an amazing device for the time (also handy for me as I was the only one who could set the timer!)
- In 1986 she rented out Commando on video and let me and a friend watch it! (take that BBFC!)
- In 1988 she bought me a VHS copy of The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (1966)
- In the 1980s and 1990s she did so much to help and support me navigate life, that there are too many stories to mention in a single blog post.
- But this one from early 1995, when I worked at a local hardware store (Saturday job during my A-levels), is illustrative. A co-worker once said to me: “Oh! Is your mum that lovely Irish nurse I sometimes see in the village?”. “Yes, it was” I replied. So if you are ever in my neck of the woods, be prepared to meet a feisty but kindly Irish nurse who enjoys laughing and a nice cup of tea.
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- House of Cards, Chapters 47-52 (Netflix)
- Oscar Poker, Episode 125: Oscars Post-mortem (Apple Podcasts)
- Exercise: Walk, 2.25 miles