Climate

"The priority for our communities, movements, and decision-makers must now be to end the era of fossil fuels and transform our societies and economies towards sustainable systems designed to address peoples’ needs, safety and wellbeing, not profit and greed."

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Friday 28th November



As always the weather is wet, wet, wet.  I cut the last of the things to go into the garden waste bin yesterday, last day collection this morning, and then took Lucy for a short walk.  Met the vicar coming out of someone's house, only to hear that the vicar had found the occupant unconscious outside the house.  He is a widower and is so depressed just wants to join his wife.  The vicar visits him regularly and as I walked I wondered how the village could keep an eye on the man, as he is so uncommunicative and keeps to himself.

Well I had an appointment with the nurse for a MOT, and it transpired the last one was 10 years ago, but my blood pressure righted itself after three goes and my weight has stayed the same during that time.  I asked the nurse what could be done about single people getting old and not wanting to live.  She said something surprising, there is nothing you can really do and the person has the free will to choose.  Also said that my refusal of the flu jab is quite common, the vaccination going round at the moment can only tackle three types of flu, there are unfortunately thirteen types of flu on the move.

But to happier notes.  Called into the library and spotted  several Elle Griffiths on the shelves, must have seen the books on other blogs and wanted to read them so was pleased with my find.  Will also try to find George Elliot's Middlemarch and reread it again, it seems very 'in' on the radio at the moment.  And to get back to spinning, having found some melded coloured tops to spin...


I toyed around with the idea of an e-spinner but threw the idea out when I found out the price, so my old Ashford wheel will have to do.  

8 comments:

  1. You might want to read Ellie Griffiths in the right order from the beginning as some parts carry on in each book so possibly confusing to start in the middle?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. There goes a wise librarian. Yes I will check the list of course, still not able to get on website, though someone said she would give me a different password, but never did. I see Griffiths gives a small run down of the main characters at the beginning of the book though.

      Delete
  2. I know that feeling of just wanting to join one's loved one who has gone well - as I am sure you do. Luckily for me it passed - my son and my friends - and I have to say my blog friends too - all helped. Some sunshine helps too and is forecast after today. There is a large Craft Fair here at Tennants Friday and Saturday and I intend to go with a friend - whether my legs will hold out is another matter - we shall see.
    As to Middlemarch - I found it very hard going and am not sure I ever actually finished it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Pat in the darkest time it seems such an easy way out but then there is the rest of the family and the legacy you leave behind. True Middlemarch is long but it explores relationships in a particular time.

      Delete
  3. It is sad during the approach of holidays when family members have passed. It takes some strength and a good sense of self to carry on. So sad for those who are alone and those who want to move on. But when there is a gaping hole in one's life it make sense.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Also getting old brings its own problem. I had a coffee with a friend yesterday and she lives in a central position to look over all our houses. Which she does, when we turn the lights on and for me when I open the gates. So someone will keep an eye on him.

      Delete
  4. Love her "Ruth Galloway" books.

    Seems there should be a humane way, for old people, to end their lives. Some countries have this.

    Of course, even the mention of it, opens a huge can of 'worms', of people's individual views, on the matter of death.

    Gentle hugs...

    😊 💛 😊

    ReplyDelete
  5. Well I have just started her books so still to experience them. As for a 'dignified death' one day there will be a solution I am sure.

    ReplyDelete

Love having comments!