Hi Tony, good to read of your achievements and latest news...great photo you sent us a couple of days ago - thankyou for that.
With this warm, sunny weather I also fancied a nice cool drink..a lager shandy for me! So I thought I'd have a pub lunch. Could have had that in the small town where I live but since I have the buggy now _ well, the freedom of the open road beckoned, lol.
It took a little bit of courage but I decided to visit a village a good two miles from here. There's a lovely old pub there that do lunches and I've been there before but... in the comfort of a car.
For most of the journey there's no pavement which is a bit worrying but it's a lovely, long countryside lane with nice scenery and little traffic. Eventually reached a pavement which was to lead to the turn into the village but this was blocked by a sign that said Road Ahead Closed! Couldn't get past and neither could I get off the steep kerb! Had to get off, lift the sandbag off the bar attached to the back of the sign, lean it against the wall and put the sandbag back on to prevent it falling into the road..THAT was a quite an effort that meant sitting back down and recovering for a short while.
Sure enough on reaching the junction the road was indeed closed. Didn't have long to wait when one of the lorries approached and I waved the driver down. He got out of his cab and I explained that I'd travelled a couple of miles to have lunch at the pub :)he told me I was brave to have done that journey and that the workers would get me through, which they did!
Well, I'm pleased to say that I reached my goal, enjoyed a tasty meal and a nice cold lager!
Another lovely boost was meeting a couple there and we all got talking. When I mentioned a local village where I was born it turned out that she was also born there and our parents were near neighbours! We exchanged phone numbers and hope to meet up another time.
Well, it took almost an hour each way but I eventually arrived safely home and was chuffed with the days events
Hope everyone's keeping as well as possible ~ Lovelight xxx