No Pilates Sessions from Mon 27th June-Mon 4th July as I am away for my summer break. All classes start back Tues 5th July, look forward to seeing you then, hopefully rejuvenated and raring to go :)
Tues Lunch Time Class Permanent New Venue and Time
Previous Tues lunch Pearson Centre Class now permanently moved to Beeston Youth and Community Centre, West End, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1GL. NB. Time changed to 12.30 (usually 12.10). Plenty of parking available. Will see you there from Tuesday 26th April 2022.
My Dear Clients I promised to keep you posted. My dear old mum lost her battle with Covid and pneumonia at 2.50am Thurs morning. It was very sad to lose her this way, she put up a valiant fight. I aim to start back to work next Monday and I put my tribute to her here for a week or two. There are are lots of lovely photos of her on my personal face book page too.
In Loving Memory of My Beautiful Mum Helen Brown 17/02/29-14/04/22
Who passed away at 2.50am 14/04/22
The death of someone you love is not pretty or easy and when it happens we can only ever do our best whatever that is. So all I can be sure of right now, is that my dad and I always did the best we could for my beautiful mum. Self doubts creep in, what more could we have done? but I tell my dad we have to bat them away because I know there were no perfect solutions and every thing we ever did for my mum came from a place of pure love for her and just now our minds are sleep deprived, emotionally wrung and hard to switch off and she would want us to take care of ourselves. As my dad said it has been a very hard emotional week at the end of a long journey. In spite of becoming so very poorly my Mum with her feisty spirit seemed determined not to give up without a very determined fight, it was unbelievable where her energy kept coming from and we had to give her that chance but the shitty Covid and pneumonia didn’t give her the break we willed. My dad was devastated he wasn’t with her when her body finally said enough but I told him that didn’t matter because he has always been there for her through thick and thin and their love of 66 years is enduring. I represented him and all of our family I held and loved her and shared with her a mini history of all the many funny and lovely family memories, somehow they came flooding through. I talked about her grandchildren and great grandchildren and Shay dog’s 1 and 2 reminded her that all her children had visited that day and Philip her dear husband had been there until late and it seemed it soothed her. Death is messy, it’s not a perfect art and unless you are very lucky you are left with scars that have to heal over with love and time and all the vivid more happy memories that come popping through. As my tired mind runs rings around me I try to focus my thoughts by writing this and it helps me to understand that no one can live forever even though as my dad said Helen had beaten the odds so many times it wouldn’t have been a miracle to him if she had pulled through. I have witnessed my mum’s enduring dignity, grace, and feisty spirit through an increasingly tough 12 year battle with Alzheimer’s disease and then the fight she put up against Covid and pneumonia bless her, she fills my heart with love, pride and inspiration. My mum with her quirky one liners that tripped off the end of her tongue and had us all in stitches….and she could still always turn on that charming, beautiful smile, we all love you dearly mum, rest in peace
With love to my wonderful dad a constant deeply loving companion by her side.
With huge thanks to Mark manager at Meadow lodge with his deep pockets of compassion and the whole staff team he leads so well, who have treated my mum and our family with impeccable support, dignity and kindness over the last very challenging 7 days.
Tested Positive for Covid
My Dear Pilates Clients my mum is seriously ill with Covid there is an outbreak at her care home. I have been nursing her the past few nights and visited her Weds eve just before the outbreak came to light. I must have caught Covid before I knew she had it and started wearing full PPE. I tested positive for Covid on Sunday 10/04/22. Classes will have to be cancelled this week. I'll keep you posted. Whatever comes to pass I will also take my planned week off Pilates next week.