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Lovely Summer

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I found this blog post sitting in the saved box, where I had forgotten all about it, so I thought I would post it before it was forgotten or lost altogether



Apart from my chest and memory problems etc, we had a lovely summer, although most of this was through staying at our static caravan in Barnard Castle where the air is much cleaner that at home

I find it relaxing here and most of the people around the town are very friendly.

During this time I enjoyed lots of short walks around the town and River side, where there is so much to see.



                                      The old castle walls

                                                  Galgate
                                                  Looking up the River Tees

                                    Looking down towards the main shops and market place


One day we went on the Settle to Carlisle railway which has only recently opened again after the landslide







We also went on a coach tip to see the Great Yorkshire show at Har…

Good day all round

Today has been a lot more positive than expected. We had to go to a funeral first thing,  after which we got the express bus to Newcastle and had my phone checked in the Virgin mobile shop.We were told all was well, and my balance was alright. So after all of the worrying I had not lost my data,  it was the way my brain had been interpreting the data application.But it was all explained to us both, so that my wife could keep me straight.
Having said that, my wife is not well up with technology and struggles herself at times, but we muddle through as best we can The staff there seemed to be more focused on the public, and when I explained my illness problems, the young man seemed to step up a gearI can commend the Virgin Mobile staff in Newcastle for being so kind and supportiveAfter this we went for a curry, before doing some shopping, and then got the express back home again It seems that after last week's total hell, I have turned the corner, and most things are fitting into pla…

What an awful week

I have enjoyed my holidays resting In  Barnard castle, but this last week  the wheels really came off Everything has gone totally wrong, because I have been unable to work things out, or remember what I had just been told I know that I have been very agitated,  but did not really take on board everything else, like the change in mood and personality which my wife said she noticed.I confess that I don't understand these changes, and don't always realise things like this when they happen This was on top of asking the same questions over and over again without knowing about it, and also forgetting my medication, all of which is distressing This morning I tried to put my porridge into the fridge, then went into the, living room with the milk, which should have gone in to the fridge.
This has happened a few times in the past On Monday I changed my mobile phone contract to virgin mobile,  after   months of problems with 3 mobile
Then after getting home things came off the rails, and…

Mobility scotters

Pedestrians are not always protected these days even on public footpaths, because of cyclists and disabled scooter's.But  I like many other people, think the laws need to be changed to take on the number of people using bicycles and  mobility scooters on public footpaths I get annoyed when cyclists ride along public footpaths, these days in total disregard to pedestrians. I was told last year that its illegal to ride a bicycle on a footpath if you don't have a bell, to fitted to warn others using  the footpath, but many simply ignore this law.
What is more, if you try to say something to these people you get a mouthful of abuse. However I do think that disability scooters need to have bells or horns fitted when used on public footpaths During the last few days I have seen two mobility scotters travelling  along busy footpaths, dodging other people walking along looking in shops. I think this sort of thing is now getting worse because these  scooters can travel at high speeds,…

Rough period

Since my last chest infection, I have struggled to get on with life the way I was used to doing.I don't  understand these changes, which are harder to cope with.Although I understand that there is depression in both Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's, which I understand are very similar, I have never really  quite understood it. Like everyone else I get a little down at times, but I think this week I hit the bottom and found it difficult, to get clear of it. When this happens I usually go for a long walk, or as far as I can walk these days, which is not far compared to years ago when I could walk 15 - 20 miles a day. These days I  am lucky it I can manage 3- 4 miles with my hip and chest problems, but I know that it's exercise When you struggle to cope with stress and agitation, as I have found recently it's difficult to get on with a normal  life. Trying to find the right words when talking to people, can be a hazard times, something  which many people don't under…