wings and things

Luxury holiday!

on June 23, 2012

Anthony and I visited Arthur today in the hostel where he has temporarily been placed.

We wanted to see if he was okay and we were both relieved to find that he was much more than okay; he thought he had died and gone to heaven! Not really, of course, but for this decrepit old man to move from a decrepit old hut to a nice warm room with lots of friendly people, lots of regular meals and attentive carers is like, in his words, “a luxury holiday!”

Arthur doesn’t seem to miss Tina Turner at all! I can’t imagine why….

27 responses to “Luxury holiday!

  1. Anonymous says:

    One man’s idea of luxury can be another man’s idea of hell. When I was young I stayed with my relatives in Lochranza on the north of the Isle of Arran during the school holidays.

    There was no TV because the island could not get a good signal, the radio was very poor, no chip shop or ice cream shop, no cinema, no hairdresser etc. it had an ancient castle which was a ruin, a church, a village hall, a small shop and a hotel with a pub attached.

    The main entertainment was a céilidh (Gaelic gathering) at the weekends, a film night on Wednesday nights when a projector beamed a film on a screen, a chip van on a Friday night selling chips and the regular pub ‘lock-ins’.

    To the locals who lived there all the time the céilidh, film night, chip van and pub lock-ins were a luxury. To a city girl from the West End of Glasgow where the shops, pubs, cafes never close it was a bit basic, but I loved it all the same.

  2. shoreacres says:

    Oh, I’m so glad to hear that all is well – at least for now! First impressions mean a lot, though. If he’s happy now, he may stay (relatively) happy!

  3. So it was a good move for him. You did right in making it happen.

  4. terry1954 says:

    i am happy that he is happy!

  5. How awesome for Arthur that he has people who care. It’s one of my biggest pet peeves. Older people being alone. here is no reason for it. Brava you Jules & Anthony for making sure he;s okay.

  6. Judith Post says:

    So happy for him…and for you!

  7. ElysiaK says:

    He sounds like he’s happy. Hooray!

  8. Rhonda says:

    Yay for Arthur. Fingers, toes, and eyes…all crossed! makes it damned hard to write, but what the hell.

  9. magsx2 says:

    Sounds like he is more than happy. 🙂

  10. bluebee says:

    That is good news for all of you, Julie

  11. Fergiemoto says:

    It’s so good he’s in a comfortable and caring place!

  12. I’m so glad Arthur is happy!

  13. Wonderful. Love that picture. Looks like both the bird and the man seem to be conveying a bit of disdain for the other!

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