Patra's Other Place

I started out with Patra's Place, primarily dedicated to my linen collection and stitching projects. But I kept getting side-tracked, so I decided to create Patra's Other Place for anything not related to embroidery topics. So you now have a choice. If you are interested in me, read this. If you only want to see my linen and stitching, visit Patra's (original) Place! (Please note that by clicking on any of the photos, they will be enlarged to fill your computer screen.)

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Location: Melbourne, Vic., Australia

I am married to Ken. We have no children except a cat and a collection of Australian parrots, finches, canaries and a dozen hens.

Friday, February 06, 2009

MIL has settled in well.

Tonight we watched a replay of the 2007 Edinburgh Tattoo on Foxtel, and it reminded me of Isabelle over in Scotland. So after the show had finished, I took MIL into our 'office' and sat her down in front of my computer to introduce her to some of my Blogger friends. She was fascinated!! When I showed her Merle in Shepparton, she was very admiring of someone nearly her age who has mastered a computer and the Internet so well!
The days have been very hot in Melbourne in recent weeks, so we've tended to stay indoors with the airconditioning going during the daytime. We've been very lucky in our neck of the woods to have had uninterrupted power supply, when so many others around Victoria have lost power supply due to the extreme heat. But when the sun has set, we've been taking MIL for a little walk outside onto the patio, so she can sit and enjoy the fresh air for a while. I took this photo tonight. It is a remarkable change from the person we brought home less than 3 weeks ago, who said she didn't want to get dressed again, just wanted to stay in bed in her nightie, and wait to die. Now she is up and dressed every day, eating a wider variety of food, and generally taking interest in life again!

Mrs Wilson Senior - turning 96 in two weeks time.


Blogger Jeanette said...

Hi Gina.. ive been a little slow getting blogging and commenting.
will try get around a little faster..
Your MIL looks very content, it wonderful what a happy home ,a little love and tender care will do..

i have to agree with you War movies and elderly people dont go well together.
I have a few War movies But we never watched when my Mum used to visit it bought back to many memories .. she passed away 12years ago aged 95...

I would love a copy of Tatoo please.
have a great weekend..its forecast 44c here today..... Jen

Saturday, 07 February, 2009  
Blogger Isabelle said...

What a lovely picture! She looks so happy.

Your interview questions:

1.You’re obviously a very caring and helpful person. Was there something in your upbringing that made you this way or was it always part of your personality?

2.What other countries have you been too, and is there somewhere you would like to travel but haven’t so far?

3.A mysterious benefactor has given you $1000 to spend on yourself. What will you do with it?

4.What are your favourite colours for house décor?

5.What advice would you give your 18-year-old self?

Sunday, 08 February, 2009  
Blogger Isabelle said...


I mean:

What other countries have you been to? (Typo!!!! The shame!!!!)

Sunday, 08 February, 2009  

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