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Obit: My Enchanted Path

Claire M 17 Jan 13 - 02:55 PM
Wesley S 17 Jan 13 - 02:58 PM
Gurney 18 Jan 13 - 03:00 PM
gnomad 18 Jan 13 - 03:25 PM
ChanteyLass 19 Jan 13 - 01:58 AM
GUEST,Raggytash 19 Jan 13 - 04:16 AM
wysiwyg 19 Jan 13 - 12:05 PM
olddude 19 Jan 13 - 01:24 PM
wysiwyg 20 Jan 13 - 12:44 PM
LilyFestre 22 Jan 13 - 03:41 PM
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Subject: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: Claire M
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 02:55 PM

Hiya,

Where I now live, which is a small care home, there's a very old-looking building that's being converted into flats soon. There's a path with lots of trees that looks like something out of a fairy tale, or a myth/legend, or folk song – all of these are things I've always loved.

I use it to sit on to ring family (privacy) & need the fresh air because I get breathless. I love "my" enchanted path, as I call it, but when the old building is converted it'll have to go. I'm gutted.

So any decorating ideas for a little corner I could have to sit in?? I won't need a seat because I've got my wheelchair, & lots of flowers aren't ideal because I can't look after them.

Thanks for any ideas you may have.


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: Wesley S
Date: 17 Jan 13 - 02:58 PM

Would it help to save a photographic record of how it exists now?


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: Gurney
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 03:00 PM

I'm sad for you, Claire.
On TV some time ago there was an Australian show about the development of a house-section, which involved felling all the mature trees. A poignant shot was of a family of Kookaburra sitting in a row on a fence, looking bemused. Well, stunned, really.

Mind you, they usually do!

The only suggestion I can make about your corner is to have windows put in.


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: gnomad
Date: 18 Jan 13 - 03:25 PM

I am probably asking the obvious here, if so sorry, I did look for the answer but couldn't see it.
It sounds as though you have a particular corner in mind, is it indoors or out? If outdoors what is your climate like and does 'the corner' get much sun/wind/rain?


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 01:58 AM

Would lots of light from above, but not in your eyes, work for you? What about a tabletop water fountain? The water that evaporates does need to be replenished, though. A mobile of butterflies or birds or fairies?


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: GUEST,Raggytash
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 04:16 AM

Apply to the local council for tree perservations orders. They will have an officer charged with this and all it will take you is a phone call.


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: wysiwyg
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 12:05 PM

I would recommend a cardboard surround-panel you can take with you to screen off any corner that appeals-- a trifold you can carry folded in a large plastic bag and then pop up to make your instant, portable "enchanted corner." A portable folding music stand also makes a handy stem from which to unfurl banners, etc. for decor.

I can certainly empathize. It took me a long time to find a corner or two in the facility I was in (for way too many weeks), where I could have peace and a private word. The elevator was a good one... The laundry department was good.... a hallway that led hardly anywhere, so I could see the one or two people who would come in there, from my far-end quiet corner.... the activities room in off hours. Try re-exploring the environs to find a new spot indoors, AND outdoors. You might be surprised to find how helpful staff might be to let you into locked areas if you just need some time.

It's out there... can you increase your range a bit to find it?

PM if you want to go on and on! :~)

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: olddude
Date: 19 Jan 13 - 01:24 PM

Oh that is sad hon ... dang ... well how about one of the plastic fountains like I have. Frogs come and make it home. i even put some water lilies in it ... the filter keeps it nice and clean and it is just so nice to sit by it and listen to the water. Beware however, there is a rouge crow that will eat your frog when you are not looking

love Dan


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: wysiwyg
Date: 20 Jan 13 - 12:44 PM

How's it going, Claire?

~Susan


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Subject: RE: Obit: My Enchanted Path
From: LilyFestre
Date: 22 Jan 13 - 03:41 PM

If you are looking for something for inside and the place where you live allows it, get some of the Scotch Command adhesive strip/hooks...they are surprisingly strong and do come off without damaging paint/walls/wood. Put a few on the ceiling and upper walls and hang garlands of greenery, wisteria, etc....bring that enchanted path right into you. :)

Michelle


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