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Sunday, 14 January 2018

Light Relief

So what does a bored carer do with her time ?   Thats right you wander down the endless bookmarked  list of stuff  that you thought you might find useful  in the Event  , ive always been a bit of a survivalist nutcase , I blame my Nuclear Granny , she was always off on a protest or ranting about the Russians coming ..lol ...Or it could have been my dad , hed done some seriously strange stuff during the war and was a scarily good forager and poacher who thought it might be useful for an eight year old to know what was edible and what wasnt . He also some what worryingly taught me about poison plants and how to wipe people out with mushrooms, plus how to stab to kill  ..Bless him he was a very strange bloke .
But saying that I can rustle up a salad and green veg all year round so long as nobody questions whats in it ..lol .  Make roadkill oven ready, etc etc..so ive decided to start teaching the munchkin once the weather improves and i can amputate his fingers from his tablet . As a child you see no use in any of the stuff your taught , but some of it sinks in and remains useful .

  http://www.eattheweeds.com/ 

 http://hungerandthirstforlife.blogspot.co.uk/ 

 http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/

Being as im not allowed to ebay due to the powers that be stating that i must do nothing to help myself and the current situation , merely sit here with my hand out going woe is me .
Ive figured out they cant stop the garden working for me , theres plenty of room for my strange growing hobbies alongside my usual veg patch and i have an endless interest in the uses of native and other plants , not so much in there medicinal uses but there uses for other things. daft stuff like nettle fibre for weaving etc etc .
This weeks interesting fact , all the ranting about them prescribing Metformin to those who "might get type 2 diabetes "  back in the 16th century older people used to drink Lilac tea daily , thats right Metformin is Lilac tea in a pill , im stating this as a generality ive no interest in making my own, but an interesting fact .
So from time to time you may get a light relief post , just a break from DWP wars , even more crafty strangeness once the swollen thumbs go down , a weird after effect from the snot and sore throat bug doing the rounds. I'm afraid being a full time carer isnt very mentally stimulating , much as I love my other half , theres only so much crap TV i can watch with him , plus being unable to go out until we sort something out with the DWP is soul destroying . I managed a jumble sale yesterday funded by my son and  I came back with 3 books and a nightie ..lol

8 comments:

  1. I really admire you Kate, for finding the energy to even think about being cheerful. I have only been in my situation with eldest DD and her partner for 3-4 months and I find I have totally lost my equilibrium. Council have now said they will look for accommodation for them but they want to visit us all at home. When I asked why they said it was normal when re-housing people who are asked to leave the family home. I wanted to scream that this is not "the family home" - I bought this house (bungalow) for me to live in when my youngest had left home and was settled. I feel like the worst mother on earth but eldest is 38 FGS, and partner is 29 -they're not a couple of 16 year olds who I am casting out. They want to get on with their lives together, and I want to get on with mine. The council woman mentioned "trying to repair the family relationship" - well actually, I think it will be helped no end if we all have our own space instead of being on top of each other all the time. As I said, I don't quite know how you do it day in day out but I guess you feel (as I do to a certain extent) that you really don't have much (or any) choice.

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    1. Best wishes to you and your family,hopefully all will work out soon,soon

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    2. Repairing the family relationship..mmm... we had that claptrap when Young Baldrick had moved in from his cardboard box ...they seemed to think we should throw out our other children to make room for him as his needs were far greater. But put simply living with a thieving lying drug user wasnt on the cards , even if he couldnt be expected to handle his own problems . we were viewed as the cheaper alternative for providing his care and they also stated they would pay us to have him live with us permanently , fortunatly he didnt want to , otherwise we would have had no say in the matter because this is a council property .

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    3. Just had a quick chat with eldest re council visit. We do have a fairly good relationship, even though she has done things that I strongly disapprove of, but I accept that she has the right to live as she wishes (as long as it is legal), and despite both eldest and partner having Asperger's (as well as physical disability), they are both capable of living independently. Plus I would support them to the tune of popping in each week for a coffee, or taking them to the supermarket every other week, or stuff like that. I don;t want to completely abandon them but I also don't want to have them living with me permanently. I feel like a horrible person to even think that I want them out - but I do.

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  2. You are amazing, I'm sure munchkin will enjoy his survival lessons.

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    1. im not going to teach him how to kill people but i think ovenready rabbit would be a good start point

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  3. Kate you are one of the most courageous lady from UK I met. Maybe your background made you what you are Today.

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    1. I do think they should teach kids some basic survival skills at school , finding fresh water , basic first aid etc , wild food foraging

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