Over the last week Colin has had good and bad days with food and drink intake. Some days he's had hardly anything followed by the next day when he's eaten and drank well! Sometimes he's in his other world and other times has been 'helping' me with the crossword - certainly suggesting good and/or correct solutions and able to spell some more unusual words!
And those fairies......I got a text last week with an offer I couldn't refuse. It was..."we're coming over to weed your garden"! And so they did, all three of Colin's ex-colleagues - and a very good job they did too whilst I was at the hospital. I certainly wouldn't have been able to get on top of the weeds this year had they not done so. This is the sort of "can we help" offer which is both practical and well received. The "let me know whether I can do anything" is much more difficult to respond to.