Monday, 22 October 2007
I took this picture on one of my recent visits to Mum. We went out for a restaurant meal almost every day I was there, and here we were in Pizza Express, where Mum discovered she REALLY liked the "Nostrana" salad. Her enthusiasm was almost alarming. It was like watching a starving person eat. But then, that's not far from the truth. It was only on this visit that I realised how poorly Mum was feeding herself, her fridge empty save for a few yoghurt pots and margarine tubs both out of date by several months. She was getting by on a diet of breakfast cereal and chocolate bars. Occasionally she was heating up a frozen meal, but she was unable to follow the cooking instructions and, in any case, used the grill setting on her oven. This was the reason I started up the meals-on-wheels deliveries. Mum rings me up regularly to say how much she loves them, especially the desserts.