Good morning. I'm so glad we didn't try Hyde Hall yesterday, me and Dad, because the afternoon was dreadful at times. Lashing rain and high winds. We didn't even fancy turning out for Oaklands Museum so that's in the timetable for today.
Dad had a good journey down, a bit slow in places but no real hold-ups. He settled in quickly and it was so nice to have him over again. It's been a number of years since he (and Mum) were last here as it because just too difficult for Mum so there were a number of changes to exclaim over. 'The garden's looking nice', said he, which is quite a compliment as he was a great gardener in past times. He liked the bathroom too and is going to advise as to where to have the 'grab' rails placed so that Matt can get them fastene when he comes later in October.
So we had a quiet afternoon chatting, reading, snoozing and generally doing ordinary things in an ordinary way. Nice.
Today, I will pop to the shops at eight to get the paper for Dad. Hopefully, we will pop to Oaklands. Fingers crossed we can get a parking space close by, using Dad's Blue Badge thingy. We can take it slowly around the museum exhibits and there are plenty of places to stop and sit, should it be necessary. Mum and Dad used to spend short breaks in towns/cities all around the country and one of their things was to visit the local museum. They really enjoyed this so I'm hoping Dad will find it interesting.
The rest of the day will probably be spent back at home doing the usual - reading, chatting and snoozing. It should be a very pleasant day for us both.