Family is important and when we were given the chance to take part in the #ShareTheLove project with Fairfield Care to take my mum for afternoon tea with the girls we were all delighted!
We chose a local tea shop and garden centre, The Lions Den Tearooms and prebooked afternoon tea for both myself and mum and mini tea for Amelia and Evie. When we arrived we spent a little time looking around the garden section first before heading indoors for cake and coffee.
My mum has more of a social life than I do and we tend to have to co ordinate schedules to be able to meet up so this was such a treat to be able to spend time together as 3 generations.
My mum is not your average great granny either with more stamina than most of us put together, she is always on the go and is the first person to help anyone else out.
Unfortunately not all older people (sorry mum not calling you old honest!) have the same get capablity and it is so important to spend time making sure the older generations always have someone to rely on – it takes a small time each week to call in and let them know they are loved.
This is especially important if they are incapable of leaving their homes and dont have regular contact with anyone else.
The girls loved the fact they could share their first afternoon tea with Nana, they even got their own little displays of cake and sandwiches etc.
We all thoroughly enjoyed spending time together and it is so important that the girls know how to show love and care for family, they are the only ones who will be there through anything and everything. This is part of a campaign to end loneliness and about getting involved in not only helping elderly family members but also neighbours that may be alone too.
We were provided with vouchers for Afternoon tea as part of this campaign with Fairfield Care. All views and opinions are my own.