constantly being an unpaid teacher about disability is draining
This, so much.
Great post, thanks Sacha.
Taking pleasure in causing people to leave a previously productive discussion is pretty disgusting behaviour and not something I am happy to see here. Sigh.
I like the bottom photograph best
Hunk on a bike. Case closed!
David, it’s so lovely to hear from you! Can I say the bits I can see in the photos look AMAZING!
My Dad built our family home, over many years while working fulltime and while Mum was raising a tribe of kids.
As a builder he was self-taught, and every nook and cranny of that house was immaculately crafted and a joy to look at; we learned not to notice the bits he hadn’t done yet.
My sister tells the story of him finishing a built-in bookcase and finding it was slightly out of square. He smashed it apart in silent rage, then carefully put it together exactly right.
I understand your dedication, and applaud you.
fresh elderflower water. Less – or no – sugar and just as fragrant. Pick half a dozen or so heads of elderflower in the morning, put in large jug with a litre of just-boiled water and some maple syrup or raw honey (or not – doesn’t need sweetening) and lemon or lime juice. Cover and leave to sit on the bench covered for an hour or two, then add ice and enough cold water to make 2 litres. Keep in the fridge and drink undiluted.
Wow, that sounds GREAT!
there is basically no cost when volunteers are involved.
Also, professional firefighters have a lot of time between callouts, since fires happen at unpredictable intervals. It's great that they can assist with other emergencies.
the CTV site is less than 10 minutes’ walk to the Central Fire Station. That is even longer than I thought it would have taken – and I’m implying no fault whatsoever on the Fire Service’s part. That is how it was that day all over the city.
A man died in City Mall, barely 3 blocks from the Hospital, who might have been saved if he could have been got there. So much going on, so many difficulties, a limited number of emergency service personnel.
There’s a song about sloe gin fizz …
<3 that song. :-)
Grapefruit has been contraindicated for at least 3 different medications I’ve been on.
Yeah, it's strong stuff. Interferes with hormonal contraceptives.