Saturday 10 December 2022

Week 49 One Daily Positive and Project 365

The car is still off the road, needs a Citroen technician to visit the dealership next week to sort the issue, it's a known problem and they have 2 vehicles in with the same issue. We have a courtesy car so no rush or hassle to us.

I posted a photo last week of a toilet. It's the BMA (British Medical Association) room in work. Basically it's a bathroom for people to use who would not be able to access a standard toilet cubicle. It has a shower and a changing table. It also has a ceiling hoist that I use only once a week to assist a student out of their chair to enable them to lie down for an hour. That one day they have lessons all day, they cannot stay in their chair for that length of time, they would be in incredible pain that would impact on their learning. The rest of the week, lessons are either morning or afternoon. They would stay in school longer to socialise and study with friends, but understandably they don't want to be spending an hour a day in the toilets, would you? Well, I asked if we could at least have a lid for the toilet, just for aesthetics but the response was 'it can't have a lid on it because it may prevent future students using the toilet' Future students are currently unknown. The most annoying thing about all of this is, that the 2 students that use this room, don't actually use the toilet. So an email has been sent to request to use a different room, with a hoist of any description, that would allow for friends to join the student for an hour a day in which they could also eat and study in, instead of trying to find somewhere different to eat every day and/or study.

336 Saturday I went to watch Thing 1 play football, then visited my ex MIL to drop off cards and a gift, then to see our grandchild, before collecting mum and returning home via a quick visit with child 1 in Gloucester.

337 Sunday Off to Worcester to the Christmas markets for the day.

338 Monday We set off early to Eastbourne, stopping on route to visit family in Brighton and Seaford. A lovely hotel, dinner and an early night.

339 Tuesday An early morning walk along Eastbourne sea front then after breakfast we went to my Uncles funeral, dropping mum off at my sisters in the evening and seeing our niece for the first time since June 2020.

340 Wednesday After work I walked Bob to the retail park for a coffee and back home. I bought a poly tunnel to try to protect the bougainvillea from the frost.

341 Thursday My student went home early after a) discovering the room we usually eat in was in use and there was no where else suitable that provided pricey and b) the hoist hadn't been clicked back into place so there was no charge and they couldn't spend time out their chair. After work we drove to Swindon Designer Outlet Village and I spent my Christmas money from my mum on a pair of boots.

342 Friday Peter dropped Bob with me after work and we walked home via the coffee shop in town. Evening spent watching the football and blogging.

Christmas flowers from a friend.

On the blog this week:

Preparing the garden for winter

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  1. Oh dear, what a shame about the toilet situation and the fact your student had to go home early on Thursday. It really isn't fair.
    It sounds like a good week for seeing family but it's just a shame that it was for you uncles funeral, I'm so sorry. x

    1. thank you, it was lovely seeing everyone, although sadly could possibly be the last time