I have been advised by family, friends and health care visitors to organise some respite care before I really need it so that when I do it's tried and tested. So thinking about it more positivly I broached the subject of a few days holiday with my husband. I painted a positive picture of a friendly, comfortable place with lovely food and things to do. What did he think? 'How about Barbados?' he asked. He wasn't quite so impressed when I mentioned the next town as an alternative. But I feel as if I've already started the ball rolling. Next step....pick up the phone and make an appointment to view. I will.