Monday, August 08, 2011

Jam Packed Weekend

Making the most of every minute as usual, we were all up early on Saturday. Everyone knows how much Len is a Charlton FC fan and has been for over fifty years. Steve (one of Del's mates) had managed to get five tickets through his company Axis, and due to the situation they had given us them for free. Len was not going to miss a chance to see his favourite side again, so we bundled in the car and travelled the couple of hours in the car to the ground. We were able to park the car in the players car park and managed to get seats right next to the managers dug out. When they played the Charlton theme tune "When the Red Red Robin comes Bob Bob Bobbing along" tears were in Lens eyes, it was just a fabulous sight. Len even wanted a bet on the scores as he used to do every Saturday, but no one got the scores right as Charlton won 3 - 0.This did wear him out for the rest of the day, but luckily some friends Dave and Lynda had brought a BBQ round and it was ready to eat when we got back.
On Sunday, loads of family and friends travelled down as it was the Margate Carnival, so at midday they all found a perfect spot and set up a marque. The sun came out and they had a great day. Del and Al took the opportunity to go back home to Derwent6 and see how things were. Apart from a few cobwebs things were fine, so we gave her a big spring clean (Del didn't do the brasses though). We were back at Len's at 8.00pm.
So how is he..Well he is a lot weaker and now can't walk very far. He gets tried and falls to sleep at anytime, anywhere. He also finds it difficult to swallow and has a nasty cough. But he is still good fun to be with and wants to get out as much as possible.


artymess said...

How brilliant for Len to see his team ...take care ....x

Les Biggs said...

Love the pictures, they all have a theme a family smiling and laughing, keep it up.
Best wishes to Len.

Jo Lodge said...

So wonderful to see you all having such a wonderful time xxx