♬ ♬ ♬ Its a lovely day today ♬ ♬ ♬
♬ ♬ ♬ And whatever you want to do ♬ ♬ ♬
♬ ♬ ♬ It's a Lovely Day for Doing it thats true. ♬ ♬ ♬
|Good Nights Sleep|
Woke this morning at 7.30 after a really good nights sleep, really enjoyed Mrs Browns boys on TV last night, it is so funny, so went to bed at about 10.30 and slept right the way through. so that was good, the weather is very gray and cold here, but not as misty as it was yesterday but a lot colder. The outside temperature at 7.30 this morning is 1⁰c but should rise slightly as the day goes on. There is a heavy frost on the cars in the road but no frost on the ground in the back garden.
So It is out into the kitchen for the coffee and then into the lounge to watch TV News and to check facebook and email before Amanda Arrives, I expect she will be cold today out on her Bike. The main report on the breakfast news for portsmouth is the Destroyer HMS Dauntless is being sent to the Falkland Islands over the coming weeks following increased tension with Argentina over the Falklands.
|Who takes who for a walk.|
However Amanda arrives at 8 40 as usual and as expected very cold, I offer to make her a hot drink but she is pushed for time today, so it is not long before she has me washed and groomed and then she is back on her way to the next client and I get myself some porridge for breakfast, after breakfast I text pauline to let her know all is OK here and she phones back to say she is out on the common with Misty, so I arrange to book a Taxi for 11.00 am to go and collect her and then we are going to go shopping at the New Morrison,s store which opened last Wednesday at the Victory Retail Park in Portsmouth.
it is now 9.30 so I get a nice cup of tea and then go outside to take a photo of the street in a bright but very cold Tuesday. The sun is coming out now and the temperature is up to 2⁰c and the frost has gone from the cars but it is a very fresh morning out here today, so after taking the photo with my mobile phone it is back indoors in the warm and onto the computer for 30 minutes to see who is on facebook and to play a few games of "Words with Friends".
Well the time is now 10.15 and it is time to get myself shaved and dressed ready for the taxi to arrive at 11.00. I am dressed and ready with the wheelchair by 10.45 and the Taxi turns up at 10.55. While I get my coat on the Driver gets the Wheelchair into the car and then off we go to collect Pauline and then on down to Victory retail park and the new Morrison,s. We arrive at about 11.15 and I am surprised at the size of the store, anyway get the wheelchair out of the car, Find a wheelchair trolley and off we go into morrison,s.
First impressions was that it was a big store, but the aisles were nice and wide, but not impressed with the Wheelchair trolley, cant seem to get it attached properly to the wheelchair, still we manage, they have very good selection of "fresh" food here including a Cheese counter, Meat counter, Fish counter, Deli and Patisserie, as this is only our first visit we are unsure of where everything is on the shelves but we find what we are looking for and it takes about 45 minutes and we have found most of what we want, Pauline and I both say that we will give it two or three visits to see how we get on shopping here but I think once we get used to it we will choose to shop here for our weekly shop.
So it is now 12.30 so we decide to go to the cafe in Morrison,s and get some lunch This is the biggest disappointment, it is crowded, and not easy to see how you order food and not at all easy to get around in a wheelchair, however we manage to get a couple of coffee,s and I have a cheese sandwich ( which came with a salad and crisps) and Pauline had a sausage roll. so that was ok but I think we will probably give it a miss in future but you never know.
|Dreams Bed Shop.|
We now go and pay for the shopping and then go outside to phone for the taxi to take us back home. That was not a bad first time shop at a new store so hopefully once we get used to it we will enjoy it more, certainly (apart from the cafe) it was a lot easier to get round with a wheelchair than it is in Asda or Tesco.
The other store on this site is a bedding shop called dreams so next time we are down here we may have a look in there and see what there bed linen is like.
|Pauline and Gordon.|
Well the Taxi arrives and we are soon back home and indoors, I get the kettle on for a coffee while Pauline gets the shopping sorted and put away, and then I make a coffee, Gordon has phoned to say he is back in Portsmouth so he is on his way round to collect Pauline so that is OK, Gordon arrives and we have a chat and about 2.30 Pauline and Gordon make their way home. so it is another coffee, an egg custard tart and then to get this journal written and posted.
Gervase phoned to say he won't be home until 8.00 tonight as he has been up in london yesterday and today filming and he does not finish until 5.00 tonight and then he has to get sorted and then the train home , So he will be round to see me tomorrow evening. so that is today over with. It has been a good day today so until tomorrow I will say cheerio.