My mother was diagnosed with vascular dementia in 2010. This is a blog about coming to terms with her absent mind.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Looking for Wishy Washy

Crikey! For someone who hates ironing this is a mammoth task. However, order is being restored. Just call me Widow Twankey. And keep your filthy thoughts to yourselves!

Is it wrong of me to sling out an entire drawerful of old tights? I don't think so, she rarely wears a skirt these days - unless it is over a pair of trousers, naturally, and there's at least 8 new pairs still in packets in the drawer. Plus old tights creep me out and make me shudder. I think there may have been some pop socks in there too :@  :@

I really want to wash her 'big coat'. It says on the label dry clean only but we all know that that can be a bit of a ruse. It's an M&S mac with a padded lining and a 'fur' lined hood. Surely it would be ok on a cool wash? And yes... I'll stop calling you Surely. 

Quiz question of the day: What is a reasonable number of bras to own?


  1. I'm with you on the old tights front...! However, pop socks are a complete necessity IMHO.

    Can't wait to hear how the coat turns for bras....mmmm.....less than a dozen?!

  2. Pop socks are the work of the devil. End.

    Re bras.... well that makes me feel more normal. As in less than a dozen is three for me. Ma has... a lot.

  3. 7, one for each day of the week. What are pop socks. I teach english as a second language, but reading the real English makes me feel like it is my second language.

    1. Pop socks are basically pantyhose socks. Awful things.