|Mo getting Mark on his bed to adjust his belt.|
Last Wednesday we did however go to Driffield agricultural show and had a fine time with our close friends Allen & Jean and Allen's dad Hilton. Hilton had decided that he just wanted to see the displays going on in the main arena and would stay there until lunch time when we would mean him at near the entrance which we came into the show ground. Hilton hasn't got the best memory in the world so when the appointed time came and of course it had started to rain we hung around the entrance waiting for him to arrive. After about twenty minutes we sent the girls back to the car to get started with their lunches and Allen and I would wait on! I suggested to him that he should go and have a scout around while I waited at the appointed place for his dad to show up, well after another half an hour Allen returned still empty handed. I returned to the girls and Allen went off again looking for him and finally located him at another entrance to the show ground about as far away as it was possible to be asking where we had been all this time, old folks, who needs em!
|Sandra Mo and Mark in the car park at the hospital.|
This Wednesday we went to Pinderfield's to see Maureen and Mark. Mark was in rude health really considering what he has been through lately. We had quite a technical discussion about IT systems etc which left all listeners bored out of their brains but it proved to me that there is still much of the old Mark there and that it'll take some holding back when the time comes. Mark had been telling us of his desire, nay his stated goal, to leave the hospital driving himself. Although I think he realises that this may not be possible he is determined to use this as leverage to aid his rehabilitation. To this end we had a mooch around the car park to see if we could look at some two door cars which would be suitable for his transferring in and out of. Two door cars having much larger door opening when you're sliding in on a banana board. Mark being Mark wasn't satisfied with run of the mill cars he was drawn to only things which held BMW or Mercedes badges. Maureen having her financial advisor head on wasn't two impressed by this and I must say I tend to agree with her, better maybe to get something cheaper until you really know what you want out of the machine rather than commit to something which may be totally unsuitable.
|Mark ruminating about 2 door mercs and Beemers|
Today we have been sitting out in the garden after the chores have all been done watching all the wildlife bobbing around our paddock. We are are very lucky having our English home where it is. I have a couple of hazelnut trees from which we wait for the nuts every year and fail miserably to get any. We noticed that there are now a few shells being discarded on the floor by the pesky squirrels. So we got a few off to try them. They are still green but perfectly edible but being immature won't really keep so it looks like we are going to have to enjoy watching the squirrels antic as they once again decimate out crop rather than take a bag full back to Greece as was the plan.
Also today we have been fascinated by a woodpecker which has been gathering grubs from the bark of our plum and apple trees, it at one time was within twenty feet of where we were sat, I did not dare to get up and get the camera as without doubt we wouldn't have seen him again. Suddenly we have piles of butterflies and a couple of massive dragonflies which came gracefully floating past this afternoon. Now armed with a Metaxa & Coke listening to the bird song after a nice BBQ tea. Yes we are lucky being here but can't wait to be off on our travels again.