Saturday, 29 September 2018

No one deserves to walk alone

To anyone who is exasperated by the way elderly people are so often marginalised, ignored, not taken seriously, or simply not 'heard'......

HELP THEM FIGHT THEIR CORNER!!!

It's not easy to do this: you will feel like you are banging your head against a brick wall... ..that you are a pest; that the system is against you; that you have no right to challenge decisions made by (some) experts in their field; that you have made a mistake and the person you are fighting to protect/help doesn't really need protection/help; etc etc..

Then, suddenly, just when you are ready to give up, you discover someone in a position of authority, who has the clout to actually DO something, has listened to you and taken your concerns seriously... and good things begin to happen for the person you are speaking out for.

We are of no use to man nor beast if we just sit back moaning & complaining about something behind the scenes. We have to step out of our comfort zone if we want to see change or action. And stepping out of our comfort zone is worth it. From personal experience I know this to be true.

This doesn't only apply to the people you love. Have a look around your local community....there will be many elderly people without relatives to help them survive this ever changing life we live. Speak to them......ask them what they find difficult, and offer to help. It may be that they just can't work out how to get a doctor's appointment now that everything is computerised..... or it may be that they can't GET to the doctor's so don't even bother making an appointment. Whatever it is, you may be in a position to help. If you are, don't think twice. Just do something. Anything you do will be better than doing nothing

No one deserves to walk alone  


(unable to find a photo credit for black & white photo. Do please let me know if you know who the photographer is)

Brigit x

Sunday, 9 September 2018

FOR SALE: BEAUTIFUL 6 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IN CORNWALL

Would anyone like to buy a BEAUTIFUL 6 BEDROOM FARMHOUSE IN CORNWALL




Unexpectedly back on the market. Needs to sell soon.



Quarter of a mile from Par beach
Just under 3 acres of land
A stream
A spring that never dries up. Could easily feed the house
Outbuildings with planning permission for 4 holiday cottages
Lots more outbuildings
Enormous farmhouse kitchen
Mainline railway station to London at bottom of road
Fab local pub with restaurant
Thriving village shops
Solar panels
4 miles to Fowey and Lostwithiel
Wildlife heaven
Huge business opportunities
Friendly village and lovely neighbours

Challenges:

Grade 2 listed building
No central heating
One of the downstairs rooms damp
Land horribly neglected and overgrown. In a sorrier state than pics in brochure
Survey looks scary, but actually nowhere near as bad as it looks. Available to read by request from estate agents

Price £760,000. Priced to (hopefully) cover mortgage, estate agent and solicitor fees

INCREDIBLE opportunities here for someone who can afford the purchase price and has extra funds for renovation and outbuilding projects. Would make the most beautiful family home, home/business, B&B, healing or biodiversity centre, or co-housing project.

House 100% habitable, but need someone who isn't afraid of brambles or big fat surveys.

Link to Right Move - https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-74845142.html

ALL QUESTIONS TO FOWEY RIVER ESTATE AGENTS ONLY PLEASE!!!

Thank you so much for passing this on

Brigit xxx