April 25, 2014


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

April 24, 2014

Hydrotherapy a joy

I was recently accepted into my local hospital's Hydrotherapy program.  Thanks to a referral from my Physio, I began the exercise program 3 weeks ago and I absolutely love it!  The pool is lovely and warm - but no too hot! - and although I am the youngest member of the group (as usual ;-D) it is great to meet with a group of people who suffer from similar problems and understand the difficulties of everyday life.

So with only 3 weeks left of hydrotherapy with the physio, I will endeavor to make the most of every session.  Thankfully the exercises are structured in such a way that I will be able to keep it up when the program finishes.  The real surprise was the pool.  Pictured above, it was such a relief to walk in to the Aquatic Centre and find such a wonderful setup.  As you can see, the therapy pool has a ramp that gently runs down the length of the pool allowing access for those who find steps a challenge.   It beats the local pool here hands down - no undercover heated pool - and although I have to travel over 40km (round trip), I don't mind as it ticks all the boxes for me.  Unfortunately, it will close soon for it's winter renovations but now that I know it's here... I'll be back!

In the mean time, it means that I'll be reading a little less.  Until I get my health sorted out I find sitting down for too long a tad painful.  I've only been reading in fits and starts lately which isn't the way I like to read.  Finger's crossed that this new regime works and I can soon get back to reading in comfort ;-D

April 20, 2014

Short and Sweet

Happy Easter to all!  Just a quick post today.  My feet are still sore from the Garden Expo yesterday - see Country drive and the Garden Expo - as well as my recent hydrotherapy, but I've managed to keep busy with my books.