going to shows (update)

going to shows (update)

The agricultural show, to which I was given a parking pass for on the site itself, happened last week. I was so pleased with the facilities available. The number of mobility-impaired people I saw around the site made me think that I wasn't the only person who felt well catered for. It wouldn't have been easy to use the Disabled parking spaces if using a wheelchair. They were on grass with no markings to keep cars widely spaced. So I wonder how the people I saw on the site using wheelchairs got along with that. Also the roughness of the paths - just farm tracks really - it's the nature of the event. I was glad that today was a warm dry day. In fact, it was downright hot and hot weather doesn't help my disability at all, but that's hardly the event organisers' fault! Highlights of the day, from a disabled point of view, were 2 people. One was a friend of a friend, to whom I remarked on how good the facilities were for wheelchairs. That led me to start talking about how much I like the way the NHS and Social Services are treating me, giving me help that I didn't know I needed. This lady seemed to know a lot about the subject but she looked able-bodied, so I asked whether she had a relative who used a wheelchair. 'No,' she said. 'I've been an occupational therapist for 20 years.' Good thing I hadn't been rude about OTs, eh? The second good person was a man who was standing beside his wife's wheelchair as the brass band played. He saw the difficulty I was having with my folding stick/chair on the uneven ground and simply reached over to steady it for me. I love it when people are kind in that matter-of-fact way.
Update On My Blanc Double De Courbet

Update On My Blanc Double De Courbet

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Poison Ivy

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Pleather Problem…

Help!

Help!

Please identify this bush!

Please identify this bush!

Orchids

Orchids