Friday, 9 December 2016
Today I happened on the opening of the new accessible ramp from the car park at Red Houses. I have been watching the progress of this for the last few weeks and was delighted to see them removing the traffic cones to open it. Never one to miss an opportunity I offered my services as the celebrity at the inaugural opening – had to supply my own fanfare though
Thursday, 1 December 2016
Wednesday, 30 November 2016
We fixed a small issue with my wheels in that my chair would slowly rotate counter clockwise and I got an new wheel fitted as one of mine had bent after falling off whilst loading it into the car
I was impressed in the UK distributation team, they were professional and able to help with the issues and queries I had. I discovered they sold quite a lot of chairs in the UK and I'm happy I went with the make and model I aquired
I spent the rest of the day in the Bluewater shopping centre which was mobbed. It was fantastic to be able to explore at my leisure and listen to Christmas carols sung by a school choir. I also found one of those fantastic sweet shops that sell from sweetie jars and got some hard Barratt's licorice that I love
Tuesday, 29 November 2016
Apart from the temporary loss of my tablet through airport security all is going well
With plenty of warning and printed instructions BA have been great. They are obviously worried about the safety of the batteries and how to secure this odd shaped machine on wheels. It was a great relief to see it going up the conveyor belt into the belly of the plane
Reunited with my wheels at the aircraft door and off through the airport to the Gatwick Express. Delays then through London Bridge and on to Dartford
Lunch in an Italian cafe of chicken, bacon and avocado on ciabatta I made my way East for about 3 miles, over the M25 and to my hotel
I seemed to have picked the most remote part of London as there is nothing but warehouses and roads. I am here to visit the UK supplier of Genny Mobility wheelchairs and to try out traveling with my new wheels. I have chosen the coldest bit of autumn with clear sky and sun.
There is a huge 24 hour ASDA down the road so I'm out to look for a hot water bottle and some food
Saturday, 12 November 2016
Generally I found it easier to park Genny outside if you are looking for things but Genny is also perfectly able to negotiate the aisles and displays. I feel cautious in a crowd and am aware that anyone leaning on me or pushing could send me off. In practice this is unlikely though as people make a bit of distance but with Genny so quiet, it is possible to surprise people. People trudging about town generally keep heads down and where I can be the centre of attention in the countryside or on the prom, it is easy to just fit in.
Lovely to be in our beautiful Victorian central market again
Tuesday, 1 November 2016
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