21 Jun, 2021

Chaperones and more …

With the Peacemobile and the horn, this Formula One wheelchair ace is looking forward to many adventures.  Be ready for them!

I’m leaving it for now though.  Other things to talk about in the days ahead – perhaps another favourite book, or something else from the DP collection of artefacts, or a news item to hang a story on, or even an update on the illness, which is definitely moving through the body.

Before all of that, acknowledgments.  Blogmaster Tim is here very often and does a huge amount for me as carer, including acting as chaperone a few times a week when I sally forth in the chariot.  To him, great thanks.

Great thanks to neighbours who offer their own help, also including willingness to chaperone.

And great thanks to Nick, who over the last twelve months has driven here every week possible within government regulations to tend to my roof garden, bringing new plants, reviving others, pruning, advising – a really big effort.  He and a colleague did a major upgrade in Spring last year and he’s maintained it ever since despite the pandemic.  When he’s here he also accompanies me on my jaunts out in the buggy, and it’s so good to have chats in the park with a friend of the last 30 years.  It was Nick who came up with the idea of Desert Island Discs, daunting at the time but, looking back now, great fun.  If you missed them, use ‘Journal’ at the top, then ‘All Posts’, then scroll to the bottom and click ‘Older Entries’, then scroll down to November 9, ‘DID – 1‘.  Or just click here.  Then do the other eight.  It was a real challenge but it worked out.  So I’m most grateful to Nick.

Who else? So many friends helping in so many ways, but I’ll leave it at that for today.

‘Chaperone’?  I wonder if that’s the right term. Yes, companionship and help en route, but there’s something else.  What is it?  Ah yes!  ‘Loyal Witness’ for when DP causes havoc!

2 Comments

  1. Cheers to all your chaperones, companions and loyal witnesses, all doing a fantastic job!! Amazing work Tim and Nick in particular. It’s lovely to know that you’re both keeping him on the straight and narrow…ish!! xxxx

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  2. So pleased you have a lot of good friends

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