Well we managed to get that piece of furniture for my study - a 7 feet tall bookcase that came as a flatpack and took us 30 minutes to put together. Luckily I checked the instructions leaflet, and followed it through. A bookcase is simple enough...(don't think I could've built anything else in double that time).
Disaster! My mother found out about her birthday surprise tonight and she wasn't a happy bunny.
Normally people when they find out they're getting a surprise party would be overjoyed , no not my mum.
Actually she is a very private person although she is easy going and laid back in her personality, she is also a workaholic. The surprise was , in fact, arranged by my step dad & sister, who paid for flights for my uncle, auntie from Hong Kong to come to the UK, and also for some relatives to fly over from England. To cut a long story short I could see why my step dad and sis were doing this (to show my mum they care and also maybe to show her she needs to take a break) but I guess it was also sort of going against my mum's will - as she'd specified that she didn't want any 'big parties' with this upcoming birthday being her 60th.
She'd suspected something like this may happen - I felt trapped in the middle. But I hope my mum is alright 'bout it & sees sense. My granny's ashes are waiting to be taken back to HK and this would be the perfect opportunity for my uncle & auntie to do so. The ashes are currently at my mum's.
Talking about the deceased/all matters related to death, I have been thinking of writing a will. Not that I have a huge estate but nobody is 'guaranteed tomorrow' and although I'm not even 40 , I am realistic and know that anything could happen. To be truthful, I don't want my savings going to the government or bank when it could go to my partner and son. So, I emailed a solicitor yesterday to find out more about it.