Malcolm and Patrick
I am a retired shipping executive and travel abroad 3 times a year, usually to Thailand.Also a season card holder with Southend United football club.Have 2 boys,Robert who is a Police Officer with Essex Constabulary, and Richard who is married to Kellie and they have my 2 granddaughters.Robert and his fiancee Charlotte getting married in Aug 2019.
Our Home & Location
I have just downsized to this 2 bed ground floor maisonette (flat) in the Seven Acres estae, some of which still social housing, others now privately owned. There is a Tesco Express 8 mins walk away, and Wickford town cetre has supermarkets and many other shops.The 25 bus route runs between Southend and Basildon along Southend Road, stop is near the Tesco.The house is being updated with new boiler fitted and new blinds, fron door,dishwasher to follow in the spring.Has Virgin phone, Internet and TV including Sky Sports and BT Sports.Front has ample parking space, rear has garden mainly grass where Patrick has his "cat cabin" and spends a lot of time out there. He cannot access the front from the garden,although there is an access door which I keep locked
Responsibilities & Pets
Patrick needs feeding 2/3 times a day,both wet and dry food, plus water has to be changed regularly. There is a litter tray in spare room but he is almost back to going outside every time he needs to "go", since we have been here almost 4 weeks. There is a dustbin out the back for cat litter etc which goes in the black bag. Collection every Monday except holiday times.He does not play a lot although plenty of cat toys around.
Recyclable rubbish goes in pink bag, glass bottles in orange box every 2 weeks.Can arrange doorstep delivery of milk if required: normally I cancel my deliveries while I am away