I have had such an interesting day so far and now I have some news to share. After sinking into severe depression when I first retired, I have been clawing my way back towards some kind of normality, for me. With the help of my GP, anti-depressants, a wonderful counsellor, family and friends I am beginning to feel more like my old self, at least mentally. One thing that also helps is a sense that I am doing something helpful or useful. Mostly, this is simply a small household task or supporting one of my chaps with an issue of theirs. I have also been thinking of wider matters that are of concern to me, particularly politically.
I have written about feminism and how I am feeling ever more militant in the present climate. My socialism is also getting stronger and Lovely Husband and I re-joined the Labour Party two years ago, inspired by Jeremy Corbyn. That inspiration has continued to develop to the extent that we tried to do as much as we could in the recent General Election to elect a Labour Government.
Some months ago, I realised that there might just be a tiny niche where I could help and maybe make a small difference. I contacted a local organisation and today went to see them to discuss my idea. Anyway, it looks as if I will be taking on all social media development for our local food bank, on a voluntary basis of course. This is something that I can do from home and even from my bed if necessary. I will have to think it all through carefully, but I hope that this can work out for their sake even more than for mine. It is such a worthwhile cause.
If any of you are interested in finding out more information, our local food banks are supported by the Trussell Trust, as are so many around the UK. The Trust supports over 400 food banks and gave out over 1,000,000 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis during 2016/17, rising from just under 26,000 in 2008/09.
I am really looking forward to getting back to work!
After the meeting I still felt strong so we then went out for a lovely pub lunch. Wow! This woman is really living it up!
- Hyacinth viscose sleeveless draped top – Kettlewell Colours.
- Hyacinth viscose wrap – Kettlewell Colours.
- Indigo jeans – Cotton Traders.
- Silver and crystal earrings.
- Silver bow and bell vintage pendant.
- White enamel and silver bangle.
- Navy leather sandals – Suave.
I am now totally exhausted and back in bed, but smiling 😄.
Here’s hoping that readers all have a great weekend,