Apologies for my absence yesterday. I did manage, thanks to my Blog Manager, Nick, to get the Advent Calendar up and working. Please pop over every so often to see if I have added a picture! While I am south it is a bit erratic as I have other things to think about – ok, I forgot!
Yesterday Mum, Teddy and I went bright and early over to Basingstoke, possibly twinned with Hell, for Mum’s cataract surgery.
There had been a blip the day before about driving Mum’s car – it is automatic and yes, I have driven it frequently on other visits but on Thursday, I sat in the driving seat and my mind went blank. I forgot how to sort out the pedals. With kangaroo petrol and Mum saying “ooh” a lot, we bounced our way to do our messages and I will admit to being very scared about driving Mum to hospital the next day.
That night, while I lay in bed I decided to deconstruct my driving and work out where I was going wrong. Ta dah! You use one foot, not two on the pedals. This was a relief to me and, the next day, when I drove Mum to hospital, it all came back and I was fine. Phew!
Mum was admitted and Teddy and I waited in the car. Luckily I had their wifi password and armed with an episode of Game of Thrones, some Star Trek films plus very nice sandwiches, Teddy and I waited patiently for Mum who appeared many hours later, at 17:00.
Luckily, still remembering how to drive, I fired up the satnav and prepared to do battle with Basingstoke Centralle to get home with gritted teeth.
We are peacefully home now (at Mum’s) and all recuperating today.