“I’m a bit down today. I haven’t been in there for a while and I just thought I’ll have a little ‘flutter’ for a little bit.
I lost my partner four months ago, and my best girlfriend, and the house was just closing in on me. I had to get out.
I get like that every now and again.
I’ve only been with him four years. I lost my husband ten years ago and now I’ve lost my partner.
I met him over at the ‘East End’ Bowling Club. He came looking for me and we’ve been going out ever since. Now he’s darn well passed away. And with a darn aggressive brain tumour. And my best girlfriend - if she had been alive today I probably would be living with her - but she passed away with bloody bladder cancer.
It’s rough. Life is rough.
And I thought, oh, bugger it. I haven’t had a flutter for a while. I’ll come down. Half your luck.
But I’m going to have a great-grandchild in October. Can’t wait.”