Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Looking for joy :: A trip out

Dealing with virtual immobility presents many challenges not only around the home but outside too, one has to start thinking about wheelchair accessible places including parking and toilet facilities.  It is the little things that we so often take for granted that are often the most problematic, the daily struggle of washing, dressing and moving around that take twice as long.  In order for Dave to be out of the house for 8:30 last Friday morning he had to be out of bed by 6:00 am at the latest.  Those tasks that previously took him half an hour when he was fully fit now take two hours.  So it was with great joy that we managed a lunch time treat at Barton Grange.  We both had a nut roast with cranberry stuffing and all the trimmings, can't you tell it is the holiday season and it isn't even Advent!

 As always the Barton Grange chefs make amazing food.  Next time I'm there I will try to remember to photograph their patisserie section it is mouthwatering!

Twenty seven years ago we said "I will ... in sickness and in health" and for most of that time we have been dogged by serious health issues, first me and now him.  Despite it all, I wouldn't have it any other way.  



Jacqui said...

Congratulations and love to you both xxx

sustainablemum said...

So glad you got your lunch out. Dave is amazing, he is still able to smile through all his health troubles. Thinking of you all :)

Sue Elvis said...


My mouth is watering again. What a beauitful looking lunch! It sounds like you and Dave enjoyed your break from the house. 'In sickness and in health...' Maybe it's these difficult times which draw us closer together and increase our love for each other. Is it your 27th wedding anniversary? If so, congratulations to you and Dave! xxx

ellie said...

What a lovely meal out! A blessing, indeed.

Yes, for me too, since the brain tumor, a minimum of two hours is needed between waking and being capable of leaving the house. Often longer .... Neurological disorders and disabilities are so very *slowing*.


Sandra Ann said...

Our anniversary was in October. Yes there is a lot of growth in the valleys!

Sandra Ann said...

Yes we were grateful for a glimpse into normality!