19th April 2005
Went down south to look at the flat after picking Chris up first then visiting their cousins. Barry came along with us as he knew how to get there. We were furious though as L had lied to us as she had told us it was a ground floor flat with a garden. The front door was on the ground floor but it was actually a first floor flat and the ‘garden’ was a communal area where people can hang their washing. The flat is so small that we wouldn’t be able to get all our furniture in it and it wouldn’t be fair on the pets – certainly not Charlie as there is no safe place to put a cat flap and we couldn’t leave the door open for her or the dogs to wander in or out. It’s a good thing we were visiting family any way otherwise it would have been a wasted trip.
One good thing that came out of our visit is that Jan has lent us the poetry and short stories that had been written by my mother-in-law. I will get them typed up on the pc as well as get copies done for Chris and Jan. For years Jan and Rick have talked about trying to get some of the poetry published so once we have been through it all we will see Jan and Chris then take it from there.
Will be glad to get to bed and will email Anthony later to let him know that we won’t be doing moving yet.
*Kate is an American friend introduced to me by my son soon after the start of reunion as he knew I didn’t have any support. She has had an operation and has been without internet connection so was relying on a friend.
This online friend has been a life saver over the years. She surrendered her eldest son and has been in reunion longer than I have been. No matter what’s gone on in Kate’s life she has had the time for me.