I bought a new bookshelf for the living room last week and it was still in the packaging so I despite him being on his deathbed I made him put it together. Then I realised that I didn't really like it so we have put it in the bedroom instead.
He wasn't the only one that had been put out though, because I'd spent half the day emptying everything off the bookshelf in the living room I'd been hoping to replace. I ended up putting most of it back on.
So, then we spent the next day doing nothing to recover!
On Wednesday I came across a tweet that led me to see an exhibition at the National Exhibition Centre all about disability products. It was free entry so I thought why not go and take a look. I'm hoping to get a new wheelchair soon so it would be good to go and take a look at some and see which sort I would go for.
So Thursday morning we dropped the kids off at school and Hubby Graham got to drive on the motorway for the second time ever and we went to the NEC. It's only 3 junctions and there is no need to use the motorway, but it is much quicker and I thought good practice for Graham.
The exhibition had tons of wheelchairs to look at and I got a really good perspective which you don't get by looking online, or in pictures.
I have decided that the type I was actually thinking of getting is not really suitable at all and I am now looking at something completely different...so yes, it was a good idea to go.
I did try out a couple of wheelchairs but I find it tiring and difficult transferring so I did turn down a lot of chairs to try as well.
I wished I had to the money to buy which ever chair I liked. My favourite wheelchair, The Nino, came in at £7,250!! I really couldn't contemplate spending that sort of money on myself. It was kind of cool though, maybe a bit too cool for an oldie like me. What do you think?
I could just see myself whizzing around anywhere in this!
I've decided to go for something more practical like this one, The K Chair.
I'm currently fundraising to help pay for a new wheelchair. I'm not usually the type of person who asks for anything but I know life is not going to get any easier for me and I had to do something. So I set up a Crowdfunding page a couple of weeks ago and I'm already a quarter of the way to my target thanks to all the lovely donations I've received. I'm so truly grateful to everyone who has donated no matter how big or small.
|My Crowdfunding page|
So that's my news this Friday and my word of the week just has to be.....