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 21-year-old from Maidenhead in Berkshire. He is now two-thirds of the way through his Journalism Studies degree at the University of Sheffield. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, going to the theatre, and writing about himself in the third-person.