Tiggy Winkle came for supper. The moment came when I had to leave her alone with Ma while I made coffee. Within the first minute Tiggy Winkle called, ‘Can you come and translate?’ I went to them. ‘She said she enjoys elderflower.’ I should have said, ‘She’s not speaking German. She had a stroke. If you listen carefully and ask her to repeat herself you will hear what she says.’
There may be a prickly Tiggy Winkle in the home and then how will Ma manage.