Saturday, July 18, 2009
Not nice weather at all today, it has been raining and there is a lid of grey thick cloud over the city.
Hope the weather improves soon, really would be good if it were warm again.
Especially for the Gay Pride Boat Parade which takes place on the first weekend in August, we used to live near the beginning of the event.
It was brilliant going to the end of my road to watch the boys and girls on their decorated boats putting on a show for the thousands who gather to watch and enjoy each year.
Hope that the weather will have improved by the end of July in time for this summer festival.
Today it is not warm, the windows are closed for the first time in months and Richie put the heating on briefly, probably for 10 minutes and when it felt pleasantly warm, he turned the heating off again.
Will ask Richie to turn on the lamp by his bed so it feels abit like day as it is quite gloomy and maybe switch on the red lighting strip too that runs above one of the windows and over a mirror that way it ill look and feel jollier here.
Still its good that it rained as I am sure the vegatables needed it as it has been quite dry here since April.
Quite a record dry and warm summer so far,mind you it did rain in England on July 15 which is St. Swithin’s Day.
The legend has it that if it rains on the 15 July it will rain for 40 days, luckily we do not believe the old story, still interesting to see what happens with the weather in the next month and abit.
Whatever the weather we will be doing our best to enjoy it, must not forget to get the clothes organised so they are here for when I can go outside getting quite excited now, pretty determined to go out whatever it takes.
Would be brilliant if I could go out in the sporty wheelchair I used to use with the Speedy electric handbike but sadly because of lack of balance in my torso will need a different chair.
The electric wheelchair will need quite abit of adaptions done for me to sit safely in it.
I should be hearing when the team will come round to evaluate my posture next week, that is what Ton promised on Thursday.
He said he would phone and tell me what date the appointment will be as well as the date he and doctor Stolwijk will be around for another pressure wound examination.
On the one hand not an appointment that I look forward to as there will be 5 big Dutch people in this room heaving me out of bed and into the chair.
Oh well will just have to let it all happen and let it all flow over me with the knowledge that it is necessary in order to get the wheelchair adequately adapted.
An exciting week ahead next week