1. Expert Q&A: Benefits - Weds 23 October, 3-4pm

    Our next expert Q&A will be on the topic of benefits. It will be hosted by Lauren from our Knowledge Services team. She'll be answering your questions on Wednesday 23 October between 3-4pm.

    You can either post your question >here< or email them to us at talkingpoint@alzheimers.org.uk and we'll be happy to ask them on your behalf.

  1. bemused1

    bemused1 Registered User

    Mar 4, 2012
    3,403
    Yesterday husbands son in law came and cut my grass. Also cleared the garden of all the accumulated debris like plastic pots and junk that I used to use when I grew a lot from seed. The last three years its just run away from me. Even with a hoist turning 18st of inanimate body is grinding me down.
    Now it looks so fantastically tidy I keep thinking I'm in the wrong place.
    Bless sons in law who can do so much quickly that would take me weeks to do if ever.
    Now all I have to do is keep it looking pristine. But it made a big difference to my state of mind. May even be motivated to sort the borders a bit!
     
  2. CollegeGirl

    CollegeGirl Registered User

    Jan 19, 2011
    9,534
    North East England
    It's a good feeling, bemused! I feel the same, as over the bank holiday weekend my hubby and I have tidied both the front and back gardens, and yesterday we did the patio and emptied and got rid of loads of old tatty pots. Now I'm ready to put some bedding plants in them to add a splash of colour ... and it's raining :rolleyes:

    PS - but please don't put yourself under more pressure to keep it pristine. Gardens are rarely that!
     
  3. marionq

    marionq Registered User

    Apr 24, 2013
    5,860
    Female
    Scotland
    The garden looking good is a bonus but the young man who came to your aid and gave you support is a blessing! We need more of that sort of help.
     
  4. turbo

    turbo Registered User

    Aug 1, 2007
    3,851
    What a kind husband's son-in-law bemused. I'm so pleased it has cheered you up.
     
  5. chris53

    chris53 Registered User

    Nov 9, 2009
    2,929
    London
    :)wonderful news bemused, nature is a great healer for mind and body, so pleased your garden has given you a smile...hows about growing a few veggies or fruit bushes..interesting to watch and will fill up any space the weeds..or gods unwanted flowers as they called..to grow x
     
  6. Tin

    Tin Registered User

    May 18, 2014
    4,826
    UK
    Know what you mean, after barely touching my garden this last year I had to turn to a gardener and in 2 visits he has achieved what would have taken me till August Bank Holiday!!! He has instructions not to go for perfect, that would just create more work for me when he is not here. Today for the first time I was able to just potter out there and it felt so good to be able to come inside with no backache and feeling exhausted.
     

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