I have a pal, Graham, who is in his 80s and who decided a few weeks ago that it was time he joined the digital revolution. He wanted an iPad initially, but only having two fingers on his hand (!)I felt that he might find the touch screen too difficult. He mainly wanted to be able to type letters, so I talked him in to buying a laptop and printer. At first he found it extremely frustrating to learn how to use it and I spent a lot of time either with him or on the phone as a helpline. Anyway the upshot is that now he is chuffed to bits with the whole thing. He is amazed at the information that you can find, that you can send emails all over the world and that he can chat to people on line. It is lovely to see his enjoyment.
Now Graham is a carpenter and when he realised that I needed a stand for my butler sink he promptly offered to make me one. He delivered it tonight and hasn't he done a wonderful job. I am so pleased with it.
Another twist to this tale, is that Graham got the wood for this when he was helping the 'old' lady across the road (his words, not mine!) chop up wood for her log burner. I love the fact that my sink stand has been created out of three labours of love :)