Sorry for going 'awol' yesterday but we have an elderly and frail (and distant) relative staying with us for a few days - and yes, she's even more elderly and frail than me! Suddenly my usual placid routine (ie: hiding up here in the garret playing with my computer!) has been upset. She has taken a couple of tumbles already so constant supervision is required. I'm already finding out for myself that getting old is not a bundle of laughs but her example is truly depressing.
Given her condition, I was forced yesterday to make contact with her local London-based Social Services. Expecting the worst I was somewhat surprised that my call was dealt with rather efficiently. Mind you, that was a first contact so we shall have to wait and see how they actually perform after Monday when they will pay her a visit and assess her needs.
Oh dear, life's a bitch - and then it rains!