PROBLEMS: Having a good many problems to deal with regarding Mike’s Nursing Home, I am becoming very frustrated at how difficult it is to get hold of any authorities to help me deal with the problems. Every time I ring a helpline number, a local authority or such people, I get a lot of spiel about going online which I can’t do so then I have to hold onto the phone for, in some cases, an hour, which is not good when I need to get on with other things including my business. I am hearing so many people complaining about how difficult it is to get hold of any of the services/authorities if you don’t have a computer or super phone and they are not all OAPs like me. So many people are saying how life is so difficult these days, and they hate it. I and a lot of my friends are so grateful that despite being born in the war, or around that era. We had happy childhoods, good manners, easy to pay bills (because they were simple to understand) and we were brought up to be decent, law-abiding people by parents who cared, despite rationing, shortage of jobs and in many cases bad housing, which they coped with admirably. Feeding and clothing your children came before having the luxuries of life and people were proud and independent. My mother, like many, did not get any allowance for me, as I was an only child and she coped.