Yesterday, (21st April,) was our Silver Wedding Anniversary, an event we had originally planned to celebrate by having a party for family, friends and the Nelsonica team. Obviously, the Coronavirus lockdown has put paid to that idea, as has the very sad passing of my mother which overshadows our mood at the moment.
To 'put the tin lid on it' as they say, I suffered a nasty fall yesterday, twisting my ankle and receiving cuts, gashes and sprains to various body parts. My ankle is currently swollen and painful and I can't walk without intense discomfort so it looks like I'm housebound for more reasons than the social distancing required by the lockdown.
I was also meant to travel to Wakefield to deal with the sorting out and clearing of my mother's home but that will now have to wait a few days until I get my mobility back.
Feeling fed up and depressed but Emiko continues to be my shining light. Her love and care for my well being never ceases to astonish me. Why she would love such a muggins as me is beyond comprehension, but I love her dearly and am deeply grateful that she shares her life with me. We've known each other and had a deep relationship longer than the 25 years of our actual marriage, but it's lovely to reach the Silver Wedding marker. I'm nothing without her.
PHOTO'S OF BILL AND EMIKO NELSON BY MARTIN BOSTOCK.