Thankfully he came out and enjoyed the service, curtailed to allow for the Carol Service starting at 8pm. But he was never likely to stay for that and tuned in via the live feed from home instead. He really warmed to the carols and the excellent comments upon them by Alun and the sermon by Pastor Dewi, Alun's brother, so he was there in his favourite place, with walls newly adorned with Glantaff's best wishes. Then it occurred to him to give Facebook another try on the i-Pad. It seems his class have their own page. He made it in to post a 'thanks' for all the cards. I know it'll mean a lot to his peers if he shows up there. As Malcolm said the other day, we have no idea how widely Pads has touched people, without in anyway seeking the limelight.
Today I went in at about 8:30am as his feeding pump was alarming to say it'd finished. He patiently raised himself up to take his morning meds, I put his duvet straight, said my 'happy birthday' and shut the door not expecting to see him again until noon, at least. Working from home is tricky. There's something big going off in work and a student was crying for help so I thought I'd get away with going in. Half an hour after arriving at my desk 'His nibbs' is up opening cards and pressies! :-))
So, as a way of getting my own back, here's the pic his mum sent me of him in action (note the can of plain pringles which we'd giftwrapped for him):
I just hope he can sustain it for his trip to 10-pin bowling and Pizza Hut later...
UPDATE on goodgifts. I pointed out to them by email that their website is not very clear about the process of telling the person you buy for what you've done. They responded as follows:
Thank you for your email. For each purchase, you will receive a card which includes a brief description and a picture of what it is that has been bought ‘in your name.’ These can be personalised if so desired. The card can either be sent to the person who has bought it, or the intended recipient.