fireworks-pxAmazing how we find ourselves in November – the month of fireworks – already, and it's time to do a round-up to thank friends who have commented on my blog this last month.

October has been a BAD month for me in many ways.

Most importantly both my parents have been in hospital. In fact my Mum is still there and has been hospitalized for almost a month except for a couple of days when she was released – probably too soon, as she had to go back again within just a few days. Despite the scare stories you may read in the newspapers, Mum has had excellent care (thanks to the wonderful staff at Bridlington Hospital) and I have reason to be very grateful for our British NHS.

They're such a devoted couple, in their 90s, that being parted from my Mum has sent my Dad into a deep depression and I've spent quite a lot of time in the North of England at their house doing what I could for them. This hasn't seemed to achieve much as my Mum is still in hospital and my Dad is still depressed 🙁

One dreadful day in particular poor Mum wasn't expected to survive the night and as many of the family as possible drove North to see her – only to find her sitting up smiling brightly and asking for a sherry to go with the trifle she was enjoying! Needless to say my son Matt was dispatched to bring her a glass of sherry and the nurses turned a blind eye. She's a fighter, that's for sure.

The Future?

In desperation we have now set up a live-in care package for them as unfortunately it's not practical for me or my sister to be away from our businesses long-term. Live-in care is not ideal, and takes a little getting used to, but the five hour trip each way is tough to do by myself, and it's better than my Dad being alone until Mum comes home.

It's just been a roller-coaster of a month, so business has taken a back-seat for October, and probably will do for the rest of the year too.

Round-up of October's Posts

I managed just a couple of posts (below) but the second one was made in such a rush between trips “home” to see Mum and Dad that I didn't manage much promotion and many of my regular readers may have missed it. If you didn't see it, now's your chance!

Here are my October posts:

1) Mobile Website Design : sparked off some very interesting comments that I learned a lot from.

2) Retargeted Advertising – Breaking News Story : told us more about this method of marketing that may, or may not, help you increase your sales. I share my own experiences and would be very interested to hear anyone else's.

Afraid that's been “it” for October, but many thanks to all the lovely people below who made comments on the few posts I did manage to make!

Total Comments on this Blog in October 2014

Hello, My name is Edward Thorpe.
I dropped 4 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is Jan Kearney.
I made 3 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Oloyede Jamiu.
I dropped 3 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is Liz McGee.
I made 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Carol Amato.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Suprabhat Mondal.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Mi Muba.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Mark.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hello, My name is Suprabhat.
I dropped 2 awesome comments.
Hi, My name is Sam Bralley.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Harleena Singh.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Hollie Hawley.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Angela McCall.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Emmanuel.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Vandefan.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Manik.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Jackson Nwachukwu.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Mike Gardner.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Sandy.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Sherri Stockman.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Harish Sharma.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Sandy Tan.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Una Doyle.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Joan White.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is Adrienne.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hi, My name is jon.
I made 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Joan.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Tim Bonner.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Nisha Pandey.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
Hello, My name is Bilal Ahmad.
I dropped 1 awesome comment.
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