Leanne is a keen gardener, but due to the ravages of the drought and the fires, the care she previously gave to her roses she now gives to what she refers to as her “garden gnomes”.
Who sometimes wait at the front door for their food.
What can friends do to help?
If you want to help, ask what would be helpful. Practical tasks – shopping, ironing, mowing the lawn, making a meal, walking the dog, hanging the washing – are often the ones that take the effort, energy or time that someone who is having treatment doesn’t have.