modern day technology – a breakthrough or a pain? I’ve realised that writing my blog can seem to be leading a utopian lifestyle. following facebook/instagram i often feel flashes of envy- but after the sad finales of some ‘celebrity’ personalities, you soon realise that life through the internet is not what it may appear. I dont claim to lead a perfect life, rather aim to share information to help you lead a fuller life. beneath my enthusiasm for arts, vintage, markets and flowers I too have days of despair, insecurities and battles – but I always hope to remain positive and relish the happiness that my family have given me.
life is too short to waste on negativity and anger; i have seen my mother go from being an independent strong willed superwoman to become a dependent stranger at times – all brought on by an unexpected stroke and now dementia. its not a good prospect for me if genes are a deciding factor – but what it does tell me is live your life to its fullest each day – you never know whats round the corner.
taking a leaf from my friend Maria (my art buddy), who always takes her mother out in a wheelchair each week – to a park, a square, a cafe, a museum – anything to stimulate and take away the monotony, my brother and I decided to take my mother to salford quays last week; it was a beautiful sunny day and it was somewhere that I seem to have missed visiting on my many trips back to manchester. its a wierd mixture of architecture, post modern, contemporary, but interesting nonetheless. the lowry centre is a great venue for arts and of course the new bbc media centre is also based there. all in all, its somewhere different to visit and there are numerous cafes to stop at – there is a terrace restaurant at the lowry with views out onto the quays.