It is amazing how I can walk past the most dull and horrible places in our city and yet suddenly see something that lifts my heart. This time it was a mass of snowdrops.
Photo Copyright: Maggie May
Harry and I were invited to my sister in law and my brother Eddie Bluelights home for lunch the other day.
It had been a while since we had seen each other in the flesh, though we are in contact via email, blogs and sometimes phone, but we still always have a lot to catch up on. Our son, Sam was also invited and we piled into his car and set off as soon as the children had been dropped off at school.
We knew that we had to leave early enough to collect them again in the afternoon.
I suppose it is about a 45 minutes journey by car, as they live on one side of the city and we live on the other side. So we arrived bright and breezy because we hadn't come across as much traffic as we had anticipated. Sometimes we are gridlocked for ages.
I think they had overslept as they seemed surprised to see us so early.
We chatted away and I suppose that as we were in comfy chairs and we hadn't moved about for ages, when we did all get up together to go through to the back room we were all very stiff and our painful joints caused us all to hobble across the room terribly slowly and with great difficulty. Once we got launched we were not too bad and quickly improved, but we must have looked a sorry sight as we struggled across the floor. It was a bit like a day out for the disabled and we all fell about laughing.
This ageing process and the cold wet weather affects our arthritic limbs.
Although Sam is obviously still young compared to us, he has met some terrible health problems lately which you can catch up on his latest post. Here. So as it turned out, he hobbled as badly as we did. Mrs Bluelights was the only one who walked normally. I think she thought we were having a laugh.
Next time we go, I will arrange for a set of zimmer frames to be on the ready.
In case people from overseas don't know what that means, it is what you might refer to as Walkers for the disabled.