Friday, March 27, 2009


Adventure - POLICE - Scary Clown

Did you do anything for Comic Relief ??
I donated, a few times, to the Red Nose Radio1, climb
Plus had my face painted, at Coleshill Social Centre.

An uneventful, weekend, but on the Monday
Travelled up to Chesterfield, to visit friends, (while I, was there, a few of us ATAXIANS where going to meet up).

Train journey, (5 hours, 3 changes) was tiring, but exciting when arrived at Chesterfield, station. They wasn’t a guard available, to deploy the ramp, so the door shut, on me, and the train pulled away !!. The guard then appeared, and was very apologetic and informed me that I could get off at Sheffield and return to Chesterfield within a few minutes, this was very exciting, and added half an hour to the journey plus an extra station change).

Tuesday, was spent catching up on gossip, meeting friends from my earlier visit. In the late afternoon, we went for a meal at the Woodend, Carvery in????? on the way we stopped at a old mansion/castle, with elaborate stonework.
(plus a chance, to practice my balancing skills!!)
(along the way, we had to slow for some road works, I looked to my left, and notice a NAKED woman walking, across, her bedroom, in front of the large balcony, window of this bungalow!!)

Wednesday, Dave and I, went to Chesterfield, sightseeing.
We hired two mobility scooters, from the shopmobility, in Chesterfield.
On the way into town, Dave pointed out the “Police Station”

Unbeknown, this WAS, going to be TRUE !!!!!!!!!!!!!

We got our scooters and made our way, to see the CROOKED SPIRE of Chesterfield.
The town centre, is made of cobbles, and so my wallet, fell out of my pocket (without me knowing) until I went to look for it at the tourist information centre.
I retraced, my path, back to the car park, only to have my mobile phone RING- it was the POLICE !!! some kind person, had found my wallet and handed it in at the POLICE station.

I am very THANKFUL, to this person, THANK YOU.

We had quick look around the Crooked Spire, before setting off, to the POLICE station, to reclaim my wallet.
I must say it was very nice to find it all intact, with the contents untouched (credit card, train tickets, CASH and RADAR key)
After all this excitement, we returned the scooters and went back to the house, for a rest, before the evening meal, and more Conversation.
Thursday, travel home (first leg of the journey, is on Midland Train service, and the wheelchair space, is in the First Class, carriage (the service, on train routes does vary, I find that Arriva Trains Wales, service, to be the lowest standard, with Great Western and Midland, train services, to be very good. (with assistance prebooked, you would think, this “assistance” would be already, in place)

Friday, rest day, at Coleshill.
Saturday 21-3-09,
Carmarthen, to book more train tickets
Return to Swansea (for Equality seminar, Liberty Stadium on Tuesday) plus return to Leicester (for two of us, later next month)
Also, had an eye test, will pick-up some new reading glasses, as soon as they are ready.

This morning, I went to to go swimming, have a spell in the Jacuzzi and then in the sauna.

Living with Ataxia
Community Network, Website
Created by Ben Munoz
Has been voted Website of the Month, in USA
Read it here

Tuesday 24-3-09, I attended a Conference, at Liberty Stadium, Swansea
The theme was EQUALITY
Equality and Human Rights Commission
Statistics for Wales
Welsh Assembly Government
A very interesting meeting, with plenty of information, available, as well as good “Networking” possibilities.
The catering was excellent (as it always is, with government events).
The venue is very good, form an accessibility and transport (train station 1 mile, motorway 1 mile approx)

Wednesday. Went swimming again, at

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