If you’ve spent time with children, you’ll likely be aware of the fact that they are incapable of holding on to rubbish. As soon as the lolly is unwrapped, or the toy taken out of its box, the waste material is pressed into the hand of a nearby grown-up. £40The cost, per sack, of picking up rubbish from our motorways. But it’s not just the under-10s who can’t be trusted with their trash – adults are rubbish at throwing it away, too.
It’s been three and a half years since Nick wore a pair of jeans. The last pair were cut off him in hospital, £90 odd quids’ worth of designer denim scissored away. His remaining pairs sit folded into plastic storage boxes. I can’t bear throwing them out, and he’d go mad if I did. But denim is no friend to legs that can’t move much, nor to the carers who have to dress them or bums that have to sit in them all day. So instead Nick wears jogging bottoms.
In 2014, Rebecca’s husband Nick was hit by a car and seriously injured. Here, in one of a series of columns, she writes about the aftermath of his accidentIt’s been three and a half years since Nick wore a pair of jeans. The last pair were cut off him in hospital, £90 odd quids’ worth of designer denim scissored away. His remaining pairs sit folded into plastic storage boxes. I can’t bear throwing them out, and he’d go mad if I did.
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Selecting a term
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