Tuesday, 7 April 2009

A funny sort of week

It’s been a funny sort of week - and my blog has suffered a bit over the last few days as I picked up the stomach bug doing the rounds in our villages and managed to get 2 days enforced rest and relaxation - whether I wanted it or not! My entries will be sporadic over the next 2 weeks as I'm trying to take time off to spend with the family before I subject them to another round of electioneering. My other half is looking forward to all the exercise and fresh air he's about to enjoy out delivering leaflets!

My father turned 70 at the weekend and my Grandmother (who is fitter than most people 20 years her junior) will turn 94 at the end of the month. My mother will disown me if I publish her age!

Having such fit and healthy relatives has been something I've always taken for granted. But the work I've been doing with the relatives of people attending the Day Care Centre at Home Meadow in Toft over the last few weeks has made me realise just how lucky we are in the gene stakes in the Whelan family.

I'm thrilled that at the last minute there has been a change of heart and the Day Care Centre will now remain open for another 12 - 18 months. Of all the things I've been able to achieve since I was elected this is the one that means the most. I hope that the momentum of interest in this issue wont fade and that the working group who fought to keep it open will be able to look at helping others in coming months.

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