Monday, 7 April 2014

A Lady who Lunches

Having been shown how to get in and out of the car the other day, I must confess that so far, we hadn't put that knowledge to the test. Not really sure why. We're tired but there is also an element of worry, that wherever we go won't be accessible for the wheelchair - either in terms of access or that it will be too crowded and we will crash into people.  

However, we figured that today was the day that we would just do it. We phoned the restaurant in advance to book a table and said that I was in a wheelchair - it wasn't a problem (as it shouldn't be, of course).  Totally forgot that the carers were coming at lunchtime so that was a happy surprise, as they were able to help get me in the car too! It was a lot easier than I expected so hurrah for that. The journey was fine too, although it was only about 10 minutes.

Interestingly, it was a little tricky to get into the restaurant itself. The dropped kerbs were badly maintained and bumpy making them hard to get over, and there was a massive sign in the way that we had to maneouver around. I am tempted to send a complaint feedback... But once we were in, it was fine!

Our lunch venue - yum!
The meal was delicious, the girls were beautifully behaved and we had a wonderful time. It's so good to know that we can do it as a family and I look forward to many such outings in the near future! 


  1. Wonderful that you are mobile! Lots of love to you all

    1. Yes it will be great to get out and about when you are next here!