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A Day In The Life Of An Old Person

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Introduction

Fiona Trout English Assessment A Day In The Life Of An Old Person It's 6:30am; I lie restless listening to the birds tweeting their song and the sound of the milk cart slowly trundling down the street. Another day of loneliness lies ahead, which makes the task of pulling myself out of bed, seem worthless. But I can't stay here all day. I get up to look face to face of an image in the mirror. Horrified. Shocked. Over the years the colour of my hair has faded to a murky grey, the wrinkles have covered my face. ...read more.

Middle

Many weeks I have two Sunday's and never see a Monday. For breakfast I don't go wild and have a big greasy fry up, I stick to plain boring bread and butter with a little jam. I don't bother cooking now that there's only me. I always end up cooking too much and then have to eat a roast beef dinner for a week. I don't get out that much these days only on Thursdays, to collect my pension. I sometimes pop out to Dolly's for a cup of tea. On the off chance I might go down to the village hall on Tuesday nights for a game of Bingo, but that is exciting as my life gets. ...read more.

Conclusion

When Harry was alive we always went away exploring different parts of the country on weekends. We had a little pokey caravan that we stayed in. Harry said that it was like, living from home to home but you get the joys of a different view each morning. I've had to sell the caravan now to help me pay the bills. I'm having a microwave meal for one for tea tonight (again!). Coronation Street is on TV and then Eastenders after. I think I might splash out and crack open a bottle of wine. I'm going to stay up really late tonight watching old black and white movies. I will have a lie-in in the morning. It's not as if I have got to get up early to do something really exciting. ...read more.

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