Word of the Week – Wheels

This week has been pretty slow. Hubby Graham has had man flu again, it seems he’s been sick more often than he has been well lately.

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
My Crowdfunding page

So that’s my news this Friday and my word of the week just has to be…..

The Reading Residence


  1. March 31, 2017 / 10:02 am

    I'm glad you were able to try out the chairs. Nothing beats sitting in one to find out what it is like. My nephew uses a wheelchair and I know they have had fun and games finding the right one. The Nino does look good, but maybe its just cosmetic touches. #wotw

  2. March 31, 2017 / 12:18 pm

    I love that you made him put the bookshelf together and then didn't like it! I do hope he's recovering now. Definitely a good idea to go to the show, must be much easier to make decisions being able to see and test the different wheel chairs. Glad you're set on which one to have, hope the funding goes well x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  3. dadbloguk
    March 31, 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Yes, I see why you like the Nimo so much! It does lok very cool indeed. Very best of luck with the fundraising. Enter text right here!

  4. March 31, 2017 / 6:21 pm

    Ahh! I hope your hubby feels better soon!
    The Nino looks amazing! So very cool….
    Good luck with the fundraising x

  5. liquoriceuk
    April 4, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    The Nino does look amazing! Being able to see and try out the wheelchairs must make such a difference. Good luck with the crowdfunding 🙂 #WotW

  6. April 4, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    Good for you! It's your perogative to say you didn't like the shelf once it had been build *haha!!* this made me giggle! Hope your OH is feeling better now.
    It makes total sense to go to the show, to try out the chairs and see which ones you want, and that you're aiming high! Best of luck

    Sorry for the late commenting

  7. April 5, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    Hope the man flu hasn't been too dangerous and hope the new wheels are just what you want.

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