Friday, April 15, 2005

Life is difficult sometimes

Trying to fill in my DLA form (Disability Living Allowance). I always hate doing this, as it requires you to concentrate on everything that you can't do, rather than the things you can. My current claim finishes on 25 April. I've had the forms since last November. but my Dad's hopitalisation and illness and the repercussions on my own life have prevented me filling in this long and complex form sooner. This is a site I've had bookmarked for a while now, very helpful.

We went plant shopping last Sunday, and now have more gardening to do! Got a really nice looking hosta. It's too big to fit in the slug collars, so I may split it into 3 plants.

We also got a load more plants - Scylla, lobelia (Queen Victoria), variegated lemon thyme and prob more I forgot just now. Some pansies, I planted one up yesterday into that huge shell planter.

John went clubbing on Friday. He was waiting at the bus stop with several other folks, and asked if anyone would be interested in sharing the cab fare into town. Just one of around four replied, so they hailed a cab. Turns out this chap is a "people's poet" and was on his way into town to try make some money off the Irish folks over for the Grand National. He offered to write a poem for John on a subject of his choice instead of paying his share of the fare - John, needless to say, took him up on it. Subject the Sea.

Poem John "commissioned"
Wanted to write more but am too knackered. Soon I hope!


Tom C said...

I have not been blogging much lately due to the demands of flickr which I find quite addictive. I am trying to get back into it however and early Sunday morning seems to be a good time! The people's poet idea is a goodo one - I'd like to have met him.

Sonia said...

Beautiful photo!

Beleaguered Squirrel said...

Hi Maggie, I know this is an old post (7 years old!), but I hope you are still there. I think I met this same "people's poet" today, and I was interested to know if it was the same one. I was also interested to see the original photo (it's not displaying any more) and see ify ou can remember anything about the poem he wrote in the taxi?