My mum invited John and I for a ‘Christmas’ Cream Tea (the same treat I had as a birthday present). We don’t have much money or go out a lot due to my poor health (chronic pain and disability) so this was a thoughtful act. I wasn’t going to let the migraine entirely spoil the day for me. The pain was only dampened with pills but I tried making things easier with wearing sunglasses and bundling up warm in a fleecy blanket in the car. The next morning – now, as I’m writing this post – I’m feeling a lot better! We brought the mobility scooter but I felt able to walk to and from the restaurant area. I try to do the walking whenever up to it.
Afterwards, we visited the tiny Fudge Shop, opposite, and chatted with the friendly owner as we picked out our sweets and admired the wall murals, which are astonishingly beautiful by an artist called Gnasher. (Unfortunately, no photos of them, but I’ll have a look on the internet for a link). …Here’s *one*!
I am so proud of how we managed to sort out and fit our new car battery ourselves and save £40.! God bless You Tube videos!! I watched a couple of videos showing what to do, such as removing and fixing the negative and positive cables in the correct order etc. then decided to take the plunge and ordered the battery from Tayna (in the UK where we live). They’re a great business supplying the battery quickly and safely the very next day and their prices are fair. Why did I think I could do the battery myself? Having a mobility scooter that obviously has to run off batteries, and because we change them ourselves, gave me the confidence. I thought, how hard can it really be? There are a few things that you must consider and that are important for your safety – but, if you’re thinking of doing it yourself, the information is easily and readily available out there. Ah, it’s so good having the car back after a month!
I hope you’re keeping warm – and, perhaps drinking egg nogg with a smile on your face! Speak to you soon.
Love Faith and Oscar Dandelion + co. xox
PS. The dogs were SO PLEASED when we came home again!
Copyright Faith McCord 2016
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