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 Pat: Out and About

Out and About

By Pat
October 2007,
A digital story from Capture Wales

"This morning I got up, made the bed. I went out. I made my breakfast... No, I'm lying! Went to have my tablets first, then my breakfast. Then I go around with the cleaner if I get the chance. But I get in the shower before anything else after I've had my breakfast, which I did this morning. I had a shower.

Like Mammy said to me, "You've got to keep yourself clean... and you've got to keep your hair cut tidy." So that's why I'm in the bath sometimes twice a day... in the shower twice a day.

She'd seen 2000 come in... and that was it. I was in the hospital the day before and I said to myself, I won't see her no more. Odd how things can tell you.

Cup of tea. Nice cup of tea - milky and none of that chocolate stuff on it. Like Tom used to say, "You can't beat a nice cup of tea."

Zoe and her sister that is. They live opposite... They live opposite me. They're all friends, always on the bus with us - all of my friends on the bus.

So I was out Monday night, Tuesday night, I went out last night... shopping tonight.

Then Monday night I go for my money... and then perhaps I might go down to Bingo. Tuesday, I'm... where do I go Tuesday? Might go to Bingo Tuesday aswell! I won £3 last night in the Bingo.

I like playing Bingo. I like winning money. My grandmother taught me that."


Your comments

"I just feel a great sense of happiness and fulfillment coming from this story, maybe a good sense of self.... Pat obviously has a lot of great people to support her and to listen to who she is and actually HEAR." Chez from Melbourne.

"This story made me think that although this woman seemed to be living alone, she was lucky to have friends around her, and that's often enough to make your life seem less lonely." Jo from Melbourne, Australia.

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