I was nearly in tears while watching ‘Help’ on channel 4 (Thursday 16th September 2021). It was emotional to watch but a true depiction of what was going on at that time. The whole of the Corona Virus lock down (basically 2020) was extremely cruel. The amount of people that died due to the virus and other things was soul destroying to watch. The system has always been cruel to those that are vulnerable but last year it was on display for all the world to see. I watch user created content on TikTok. There’s this one that documents their Mum’s battle with dementia. It has recently got extremely sad because she can no longer remember her children and thinks her daughter is her own mother (her mother died 20 years ago). The way they look so lost is heartbreaking. It’s also heartbreaking in a different way the way her face lights up when she sees her daughter (who she thinks is her mother). Her deterioration was made quicker by the lock down because she couldn’t see any of her family. That is important to someone who has memory loss whether it is due to Dementia or Alzheimer’s. It’s such a cruel condition without the added impact of the last year. Then the carer in this program got in trouble for trying to something good for her client that she took out of the care home. The part she said towards the end was true to life and the politicians of this country should listen to those words and look what is going on. The way our system is currently doesn’t need to be, whether it is during covid or through normal times. There are things that could be done so differently. We have to learn the lessons from things that have gone completely wrong in relation to the care of vulnerable adults etc and the welfare of people in general within the UK.
I constantly get told that I don’t dress like someone on benefits. I don’t know how I’m supposed to take that… so I shall see it as a compliment. I may not have an official job but I do work extremely hard when it comes to life in general. I did 4 pages of notes for my degree module last night before I went to bed (and been writing music reviews at slicethepie website to earn pocket money). I did the notes extremely tired as I hadn’t slept well the night before. I had a proper nights sleep last night as it was one of the nights that I take my medication. May I add that we don’t officially start the module for another month. I’m being organised.
Anyway, back to today’s blog subject. The wish.com bargain for getting names products is a given that most people know. Users just need to be prepared to wait for their items to get to them. Some take months to ship between countries. You have to be prepared to take the gamble with some products being lower quality. I also had one product actually not arrive at its pick up destination. There’s other ways to do things too. I never go for a hair cut unless the ends are getting too split to style properly. Take yourself off of all websites where you know you will spend too much money. I took my card details off of Facebook games funding source. I wear my clothes and shoes until they are starting to fall apart before I replace them. I dyed my hair back to a colour which blends into the roots which is cheaper than bleaching it etc. You may still have alcohol, smoke etc (I don’t smoke but as you all know I do drink now but I never used to pre pandemic due to having an addictive personality), you just need to limit it to only around the time you receive money into your account. I put petrol in my car etc but I limit my driving trips as it lasts longer. I got a car with low tax. The most I pay is the insurance per month. This is how I do it.