back from London

knowing my limits, we did as planned and did our sightseeing from the river cruises and the odd bus. I borrowed the hotel wheelchair, which I pushed or was pushed in. However, despite upping my painkillers to the max, I was constantly in pain. This saddened me but I kept the face on. I was so lucky to be there and my friend was so supportive. Our hotel room view was of the Tower Bridge and 5 mins from the Tower of London. As I've always wanted to visit the Tower and love everything about the bridge, I kept getting the thrill of seeing them that never waned. There was a light show each night and fireworks and laser display on sunday for the river festival to mark the end of the 2012 Olympics We also got to see the bridge rise several times. I was genuinely excited by it all and cried many times with happiness, I couldn't believe I was there and seeing it all. People everywhere were so helpful [very disable aware, probably due to paralympics] It was lovely to be emotional for happy reasons.

regards, sandra.

everyone on the bus heard me call the "gherkin" the pumpkin!!

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  • Hi Sandra.

    I'm so glad you had a good time. You obviously weren't able to find a motorbility scooter loan place in London then.

    What a fantastic experience to share in just a bit of the closing ceremony.

    Pumkin - so funny.

    Judy xx

  • I take it you could not find latch on to the link I sent you, it's a pity. Good to hear you had a good time. Living 30 minutes by train away has no effect on me now, like it did when I first reached year 37 years ago! I find it thrilling when I visit the north!

  • Hi Georje

    I had a look at the link as I wanted to revisit a few old haunts in London. It looks like the nearest location for shopmobility or scooter hire is Edmonton. xx

  • Sorry, thought there was more than this. When are you visiting and the area, if you message me the details, I will see if I can come up with anything.

  • the filter to my computer failed so I couldn't get on the net,. but thanks for helping.


  • the filter to my computer failed so I couldn't get on the net,. but thanks for helping.

    it was spectacular, we sat in a wthrspns [not an add!] just over the road eating a delicious meal, warm and with a brilliant view - bliss! I have never been so happy for so long. the pain and fatigue were worse than ever, but the happiness overruled it. I can't do stairs but you can still see a lot downstairs. Becos of the olympians parade, we rode up and back to the Thames barrier on the empty lower deck of the cruiser.

    regards, sandra.

  • That is wonderful news Sandra so delighted for you and glad you were able to rise above all the pain - a lovely blog! Tilda x

  • thankyou, regards, sandra.

  • So glad you had a fun time. Good memories to get you thru the had times.

    The light displays were fantastic.

    Many people will be saddened now that they are finished. We should all be proud to be part of a nation of such excellent sporting athletes.

    I know I am.

    Rest up and post some of your pictures to keep us informed of your exciting trip.


  • Beep..beep off to bed. ;-)

  • thankyou Carole, I didn't take a camera but they're all fixed in my head.

    Thankyou watson3 you truly made me lol! beep, beep right back atcha,

    regards, sandra

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