A bitter sweet return to paradise…..

Tomorrow, Friday, I’ll be heading back to my paradise of Keswick for a bitter sweet occasion……sweet because I’ll be trying for my paraglide again and sad because I’ll be meeting up with David to scatter my best friend, Sylvia’s, ashes….

Sylvia wanted to her ashes to be spread somewhere around Derwentwater, a place we had so many laughs and adventures. Her special place as well as mine.

I’ll carry a photo of Sylvia with me in my back pocket so I can hold it up and include her in some of the piccies. It will mean she’ll feel close to us as well. 

My skydive will either be on Friday after I’ve arrived or Saturday and we’ll spread Sylvias ashes on the Sunday and relive with David all the memories we share.

So once again I’ll share our Just Giving page. Huge thanks to those who have already donated. So far I’ve raised £2972, which is a wonderful amount, but still a long way to go…

Keep your fingers crossed for me that the wind is light and the sky is blue…..🤞


About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

18 thoughts on “A bitter sweet return to paradise…..

  1. Well done so far on fundraising.

    Hope it’s chocks away and tally-ho this time (but no bandits at nine o’clock).

    Thought this an appropriate quote to give you courage: “…they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

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  2. Good luck Wendy with your paraglide. Hoping weather good for you to proceed this wend.
    Although emotional how lovely that you get to release the ashes of your dear friend with her husband. Following her last wishes. Hold on to all those wonderful memories 🙏💕

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  3. A very good book, you have written. I have just finished reading it.
    (Sorry if my english is not good)
    I read the book in swedish.
    Have a good summer!
    A woman from sweden😊

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