My Friend


We went to the Dalmeny Park Hotel for birthdays four times a year.

Alice bought me a paddling pool and we often went to Troon.


Everyone loved Alice.  She was a very special lady and we were all very lucky to have her in our lives as our friend. I miss her.  We all miss her.


We soon became very close friends, Alice was a rare golden thread in life's rich tapestry.


Alice was always very kind to me, giving me presents, like this special teddy.



When I first met Alice she was only ninety-seven.

Alice's 98th Birthday


 Alice came to my Planning Day in the Swallow Hotel, and one day we had lunch in the Art Gallery (and shopped)


I loved to visit Alice.


  She had a beautiful garden


 On a Saturday I used to go to Alice's house for tea, and home-made scones or sometimes to a garden centre for coffee and cake.

I learned to be gentle with my kisses.