Sunday, 18 February 2007

respite

Things achieved today:

  • Pints of beer bottled - 36
  • More seeds sown - Asparagus (three years 'til we get a crop, but we can wait)
  • Beds in the greenhouse topped up with compost and covered with cardboard (for the tomatoes to plant in to about 8 weeks) - 2
  • Extra lots of staging put up in greenhouse - 1
  • Bags of chippings tipped out in around Pekin House to help with drainage - 1
  • Slabs carried to top of garden by Spinach-Eating Husband - 4
  • Planter thingies cleared of cat-poo, topped up with compost and planted with honeysuckle and rambling rose by Spinach-Eating Husband - 1
  • Things on this list pretty much done entirely by Spinach-Eating Husband while I watched - er, all of them actually. But I did help a bit.
  • Satisfaction experienced by both of us on a scale of one to ten - 11
Also, if you haven't already, please go and read this post by Stegbeetle about the importance of respite care for the carers of disabled children. There is a bill about to go through Parliament regarding carers' legal right to respite; and it might make a difference if you could email your MP about it if you feel strongly enough after reading the piece. I am off to do so now.

7 comments:

  1. I have no say in Parliment. But I have a friend you has a severley autistic son. There is an organzation that takes her son for weekends now and then so she can get a break. He goes to a hotel. but she gets the rest

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  2. "36 pints"?

    *goes to check train times to wilds of Wales*

    Thanks for the link, sweetie!

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  3. "36 pints"?

    *goes to check train times to wilds of Wales*

    Thanks for the link, sweetie!

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  4. Nothing like getting the garden in order to improve one's mood.

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  5. Nothing like getting the garden in order to improve one's mood.

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