Tuesday, 19 June 2012

The One About Father's Day . . .

We started the day off by bringing Alissia up to bed with us after she'd woken up, so that she could give her Daddy his card and pressie, an Avengers T-Shirt which he wore on the day!

For Father's Day we were going to take Alissia swimming, but with her exzema getting worse we thought we'd give that a miss and go for a walk instead.  I'd always wanted to go to Queen's Park in Bolton, and I was really glad that we did because it was lovely.  It was really well looked after, there was a large enclosed playground for children (making a mental note for when Alissia is older) and lots of hills to push the pram up!  Excellent for losing some of this extra weight!



Well it turned out to be more than a walk, and more of a rescue mission because when we got to the top of the park Mark spotted a gentleman in an electric wheelchair who had keeled over.  He' tried to get up onto a grass verge and obviously it was too high, and it tipped him backwards.  Mark went off to get someone else to help lift him back up because with my back I wouldn't be able to help with any lifting. Between Mark and the runner that he found they managed to lift him upright again, but the battery had come loose in the process.  It took Mark 10 minutes to reconnect all the loose cables, but thankfully the chair started working again.  I'm just glad that we found him when we did, it was really quiet at the park on Sunday and he could have been lying there for a long time.

We didn't stay out much longer because we were meeting Mark's dad for lunch.  We went to The Harvester where they let you eat as much salad as you like.  And because I've decided to be healthy now, I had quite a sensible (but yummy!) lunch of grilled salmon, runner beans and baby potatoes in a parsley sauce.  And after all that there was no room for dessert!
And an action shot!

Then it was back home for us and a visit from Mark's mum, where we sang songs with Alissia.  All in all I think it was a good father's day and I think Mark thought the same!

6 comments:

Louise said...

sounds like you had a perfect day x

Jane said...

glad you had such a good day x

Alison said...

Sounds like a good day...good job on the rescue mission...dad uses an electric scooter when he's here, but we don't let him go very far on his own, for that very reason1
Alison xx

Sian said...

My Mum uses an electric wheelchair, so this post chimed with me too. It's very heartening to think that there are good samaritans out there willing to help :)

karen said...

Sounds like a wonderful father's day. Good job you came along when you did for that chap, hope he has got over his fall. xx

Sue aka Greyhound Lover said...

Gem that photo of M and A is so gorgeous, your daughter is a real cutie! Sounds like a lovely day and thank goodness you were able to help.

Sue x