Sunday, August 29, 2010

Go Granny, Go!

Yesterday morning, we got my Nana a wheelchair - specifically a transport chair. My Nana can still walk and she prefers to walk, but because she moves very slowly and gets tired quickly, we thought a transport chair would be helpful (my Nana is almost 98!). It used to be slow and difficult walking Nana down the long hallway to the elevator and then walking her to the car in the underground garage -now, getting Nana to the car is a breeze! Yesterday, I wheeled her over to the park near our building. There she sat for a while on the bench, and then she walked around for a bit. Afterwards, I wheeled her home. She says she's comfortable in the chair, and it's quite easy for me to move her in it. I really enjoyed the convenience of it and I think even she preferred getting around with some ease for a change.

I'm glad Nana still wants to try to walk whenever possible, but I'm also glad that some of her movement has been made easier!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

London, Baby!

I thoroughly enjoyed our trip to London. It was jam-packed with sight-seeing - not a moment was wasted! Here's a quick list of what we covered during our eight day visit:

Double-decker tour of city
Thames Cruise
Mass at Westminster Cathedral

London Eye
Covent Garden Market
Piccadilly Circus
Trafalgar Square
Leicester Square

Dinner at Maze (Gordon Ramsay)
Tower of London
Chapel of St. Peter Ad Vincula
All Hallows by the Tower
British Museum (Rosetta Stone, Reliquary of the Holy Thorn, etc.)
Madame Tussaud's
Daytrip: Warwick Castle/Stratford/Oxford/Cotswolds

British Library (Lindisfarne Gospels, Magna Carta, etc.)
Sherlock Holmes Museum
National Portrait Gallery
Westminster Abbey
Local Pubs

Tyburn Convent
Performance of Henry VIII at The Globe

Dinner at the Cinnamon Club (Indian food)
Marks & Spencer’s
Buckingham Palace
Big Ben
St. Paul’s Cathedral
Riding the Tube

My friend also made it to the Inns of Court and the Churchill Museum and Cabinet War Rooms, while I went to the British Library, the British Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery.

Please check my Facebook account for photos!

I'm still not fond of flying, but I LOVE visiting new cities. I hope to get back to London one day because there's so much more to see (believe it or not!). I'd also like to see other parts of England (and Ireland, Austria, etc., etc., etc.)