This evening, my gran and I enjoyed a lovely steak dinner.
Tomorrow, after living in the UK for over 20 years, she is leaving the country for good, to be closer to my mum and my aunt.
Ok, it's not as if I'm not going to see her again but it will be a long time until we meet again and I am going to miss her dreadfully :-(
Although still fiercely independent at the age of 83, they worry about her being on her own and me, I'd be unable to look after her when she inevitably becomes more dependent.
The past couple of weeks, I've been helping her clear her flat, throwing away a lot of stuff, bagging up clothes for charity shops etc. Took loads of stuff home with me too - bottles and bottles of cleaning products (all unopened), jars and bags of dried food, some recognisable, others mysterious and unidentifiable...
*sigh* No more Sunday visits to Chinatown for dim sum, no more traditional home cooking, no more listening to her gossipping about her neighbours, no more stories of when she was young and living in poverty, no more free electrical goods from the local casino!
She will have a more comfortable life in Hong Kong - better weather and food, lots of close family around her. I shan't have to worry about her at all.
I shall just miss her so much and it'll be at least a year before I see her again. I wonder if she will miss me? :-(