Happy Easter, Dorothy – 5 April 2015

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Back in 2011, I wrote a short post about visiting my nonogenarian neighbour to wish her a happy Easter. It’s a tradition that we Burdett offspring have long maintained, as we have at Christmas and around our birthdays, becoming honorary grandchildren (or perhaps that should be great-grandchildren) in the process.

Sadly, at the age of 99, Dorothy now lives in a Maidenhead nursing home. But the ritual exchanging of chocolate goodies continues: in thanks for the Quality Street eggs her daughter and son-in-law had sent last week, Matthew and I went around with a bowl of sweet treats, causing Dorothy’s face to light up!

Dorothy seemed thrilled with the chocolate goodies we brought her.

Dorothy seemed thrilled with the chocolate goodies we brought her.
[PHOTO: © Andrew Burdett 2015]

Andrew Burdett

Andrew Burdett is a 20-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. A self-professed "lover of life", he enjoys a busy calendar of activities and engagements. With regular involvement in the Scout Association and his church, he was made Head Boy in his final year at school. After a gap-year spent as a Teaching Assistant at a local junior school, he is now half-way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he swims, reads, and enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.