Yes, it’s a tough existence. Absolutely is. I care for her sometimes, she cares for me. She’s the official carer but it makes very little difference. Neither of our efforts to help one another and given any credence, or acknowledgement. Caring is only really “real” as far as this society is concerned if it is done in an institution, and people have some kind of qualification, and there is a logo and a corporate declration of ethics. People don’t really by and large care about the ethics, just that they like to see an official document, which ramps on about we will do this and we promise that.
Ordinary people caring for one another through adversity. Well as you no doubt know that’s largely something which people don’t respect, or give a damn about, in this country. I believe people have been encouraged to be nasty.
What I would say is this, as it might help someone who reads this.
Foraging is a great way to bring in highly nutritious foodstuffs, for absolutely nothing other than the expenditure of time.
In my area they run regular foraging courses and crazily they are dominated by well-fed middle-class people that have plenty of money to spend.
This is the reverse snobbery of some poor people. “I’m not eating common weeds” and ahahahahaha. Anyway, I got into foraging a few years ago becaiuse of Capita awarding me 0 points and being plunged into adversity so that a bourgeois narcissist could have my money for their expensive lifestyle and cocaine habit.
You don’t have to attend a course and get sneered at by other bourgeosie jUST BUY a Collins gem and get out there and before you know it youll have a rucksaclk every day full of some amzing foodstuffs that absolutely swat-out the crap that gets hawked in the supermarket.
At the time of being 0-pointed by the Class Traitor in the designer gear paid for by stealing money from the disabled… I wrote to the lovcal MP and said I had been forced to forage for food… but I knew, given his proclivities, he’d be enoying that one, would be having a laugh about it, so I let him have it, because, me being a bigger man than he is, a generally more decent and unembittered human being, no matter what you put me through I won’t embrace the hatey ways.
So yeah… foraging… absolutely recommend it to everyone. Occasionally you’ll get lucky and find something that’ll put the rainbows inbto your eyes. And these days, with how bleak everything is, that’s no bad thing.