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#187 Doreen My Friendship with Christine

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We always stick together.


It started one day at the Day Centre. I was with another friend. We’d just been on holiday together to a sort of nursing home and I was upset. My friend needed to go to bed early every evening and I’d be left alone by the staff, there was no social life. Every evening alone. And Christine said how about you come with me next time? So we went to Blackpool! We stayed in the Bond Hotel. It was celebrity week and we meet an actress from Emmerdale or Coronation Street. There was music, dancing, events, every night. Christine entered a fancy dress and won another holiday!

I’d help Christine with her shopping picking things up her. We got back to the hotel one day and Christine said I didn’t buy all these cokes. Christine called it shoplifting, but it was by accident. We always stick together. When she’s down I lift her up and when I’m down she lifts me up. When I don’t see her I get upset, worrying that something’s happened.