We have had some 'days out' visiting NT properties - Lower Brockhampton last week on a lovely autumnal but sunny day, and Croome yesterday. We don't venture too far these days in terms of having a good walk as Colin's brain tends to tire easily and then his coordination goes, resulting in him not being able to walk back to the car! We do carry the fold-up seat with us which is essential but even then we have to be careful he doesn't overdo it!
We had a very enjoyable day on Tuesday with some friends where we had a spot of lunch and then ambled around Hanbury Hall (NT) gardens and grounds. Whilst taking the obligatory tea and cakes, we met another couple of good friends, so we all had a good chat!
The rest of our time has been soaked up by the octogenarian! We've lost count of the number of boxes we've unpacked and then packed again, moved in and out, and around the property! We have had some invaluable help from friends - without whom we simply wouldn't have managed.
Colin and Jane.