I've not had time to post much lately - my mother who is 93 has been living with me for the past 18 months and is now feeling a bit fragile. She asked me to look for a residential care home as she realizes that perhaps the time has come to give up her independence. So we've found a lovely home not very far from where I live and the staff are wonderful, nice atmosphere, and the menus look great with lots of choices. I can see my mother getting the cook to learn Italian cuisine and get the garlic in. And as long as she has her red wine, she'll be fine LOL.
Not sure exactly when it'll all be in place because there's so much to see to, but quite soon I think.