Antonio M. Ruiz'
I am feeling really optimistic and happy today; this is because Richie had his first driving lesson yesterday.
He is hoping to do the driving test in three months, then we can get a van and get out for trips.
We can either lease or buy a van, I am all in favour of leasing, Richie wants to buy, he saw a black/red one, my favourite colours.
In this van I can sit next to the driver, which will be good, nice to see where we are going, lovely to get a good view.
Prefer being able to see out of the van, I have been in some mobility buses where the only thing I could see were shop doorsteps and the back of the drivers head.
A frustrating journey, all the more as it was through a part of Amsterdam I had not seen for years and I was looking forward to seeing again.
It would be nice to be able to get out of town when we feel like it, it will be pleasant to wake up and plan a day out.
I would like to start early one day and drive to Germany, be nice to visit Aachen, buy a packet of Aachen printer, a gingerbread biscuit which is a speciality there.
In 1963 I was at convent school in Eschweiler, next to Aachen where my’ mother, uncle and my grandfather lived