It has been quite a day!
We decided to head off early for our appointment which was just as well as we had a ten mile detour along roads we are unfamiliar with! (We avoided them coming back).
Being in a big town has its advantages, especially as we were able to get the two smaller paving slabs we needed for the back garden. These are 400cm by 400cm, whereas locally we can only get 300 x 300 or 450 x 450 which we have used elsewhere.
Hubby also noticed that our kitchen wall tiles are available here which is worth knowing.
We had a cup of tea in the car park (it was all the cash I had) then went phone hunting.
Actually, Hubby managed to get the next model up to his for £15, and we were able to use the SIM card from my Nokia, thus keeping my number, contacts list and balance.
Taking the back off was like discovering Tutankhamun’s tomb, there was that much crud and dust in it, so no wonder it was iffy!
Anyway, this one has a slightly bigger screen than Hubby’s, has a camera, potential internet connection and a self tune radio. All I want it for is phone calls and texts, so it fits the bill nicely. We’ve downloaded the manual so I shall be getting familiar with the bits and bobs, though so far so good and I have found my contacts list and message boxes. RESULT!
I have also got some flowers, some beautiful red tulips which Hubby thought I’d like.
We had a little picnic in the car, then made our way to the hospital.
For the first time, we had a problem trying to park, the entrance barriers rising only when someone left, so it was a bit tiresome. It makes us glad that we both drive because Hubby got out and went to his appointment whilst I toured the car park for a space. I found one about eight minutes later. Tempers were beginning to fray and there were a few fists hitting steering wheels or cars veering off in a totally different direction to pinch a recently vacated space before someone else nabbed it.
The one I found was small as the cars either side were huge 4x4s, so my logic was I could get in the space, but couldn’t vacate the vehicle. This also meant that neither the driver or a passenger could access theirs, so as I was staying put, I could always move our car forward to let them get in and then reverse back again.
My area was actually a dead-end, so quite a few vehicles came down looking for spaces and had to do three point turns (or more) to go back. One jeep thought sod it and parked on the grass!
Hubby found me with little difficulty, everything is OK and I drove us home.
My turn in a couple of weeks, then that should be it!