Sue's life

Location: Hungerford, Berkshire, United Kingdom

Ex-Solicitor who suffered a stroke in 2001. Am divorced and have two kids - Sarah who is 27 and Christopher, 25. Norman is my partner now and we like to get around as much as possible.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

November got off to a quiet start (thank goodness, says Norman) and on the 2nd, I had a very pleasant night out with the girls when the Ladies Dining Club went to the Tally Ho at Hungerford New Town while Norman was at his 41 Club (Martyn Crocker and all his mates).
Sarah went to Cambodia for a couple of days and sent some interesting photos back –
And on the 12th, Norman and I went to the Corn Exchange in Newbury to see Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin with the West Berks Operatics. Once I had battened down to the fact that this was not Covent Garden, I settled in and enjoyed the evening. One thing about the Corn Exchange (and other museums and cultural places) is that as I am classed as disabled, Norman gets in free as my carer. We also get pretty good seats.
When I let him out, Norman earns a crust or two teaching “mature” people how to use computers on a one-to-one basis. He has a lot more patience than me and so can sit quietly by and let people learn at their own pace. One of his clients is crippled with arthritis but Norman has found him a special pad so that he doesn’t have to try and hold a mouse. It is amazing what tools are out there to help us not-so-abled.
Back from Cambodia, Sarah popped over to Australia for a few days work on the 18th and we went to visit Sue and Richard Carpenter in Bishops Waltham.
On the 19th I threw a dinner party for 13 and had the catering done by Gill Owen. Once again Gill excelled herself and a good time was had by all.
Sarah was back from the Antipodes on the 23rd and it was her birthday on the 25th. I phoned her and she seemed to be enjoying herself - she even sent some snaps to prove it.
Roll on Christmas