Location: Teignmouth, Devon, United Kingdom

I'm married with two grown up children and four grandchildren, My wife of 47 years is Sue and we are the same age. My two children are Pamela (blogging occasionly under and Roy,who was recently Paralysed from the waist down due to an Absys on his Spine. My 4 grandchildren are (oldest first) Gavin, Hayley, Thomas,and Zoe. Sue and I are both retired and we're disabled too, her with a badly Arthritic back and spine, me with lung (COPD) and Heart problems.I have always loved Fishing (all sorts) Sue started fishing with me about 8 years ago, now she really enjoys it too. We both love m'cycles and m'cycling, Sue owns and rides her own bike which is a Custom 1981 250 Honda.I own a 1979 Honda CX500. We are both members of this motorcycle club ( view or join our club on or see my blog post Dec 2007 blog "Getting old, never", of course we're badly resticted now due to our illness, only riding in really good weather.Just over three years ago we lost our best friend and Baby Mojo the border Collie, Gone but never forgotten. Please feel free to use any of our photo's but do let me know you have used them, thank you.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Wheelchair Blues.

 So what are things coming to? Yes an Electric mobility Scooter. A couple of months ago i had terrible breathing difficulties, a trip to the Doc's had me being sent to the Heart Lung dept for Electrocardiographs etc.They found i had part of my Heart not working properly and two leaky valves, now waiting to see specialist Cardiologist. Meanwhile my Hip (been playing up for a year) is really being a P I T A, of course no Surgeon will even look at operating until after my specialists visit. So when i was browsing the paper a couple of weeks ago i came across this quite reasonably priced mobility scooter (its 5 years old) i decided to buy it.At the price i paid i don't expect miracles but on the couple of short trips we've done so far its been OK. The problems will probably come when we try to go on long road trips.The model is a Ugo 8, from new its supposed to able to carry 23 stones for up to 18 miles at speeds of up to 8 MPH, it has indicators, lights and wing mirrors. i must admit i expect to have to replace the batteries quite soon (about £70)we will see.

Joke of the day.
Robot lie detector.
A bloke comes home from work with a robot, which can detect lies. When his 12 year old son comes home from school 2 hours late he calls him over. "Why are you so late?"The boy replies "I was in the library doing some homework." The robot rolled over and gave him a clip round the ear. "Ow" cried the lad. "What was that for?"The father said "It's my new lie-detecting robot. You'd better tell me the truth now.""OK Dad, I was at my mates house watching a DVD of Lee Evans." The robot gave him another clip round the ear."I said to tell me the truth", chimed the father. "Try again." 
"OK, we were watching a porno film."
The father says "I can't believe it. You've shamed me. I would never have lied like that to my parents". The robot gave the father a clip round the ear.
The mother fell about laughing and said "Like father, like son" and the robot gave her a clip round the ear.


Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Bob
Sorry to hear about your health problems.. and im sure your motorized scooter will help you get around without huffing and puffing..They are widely used by the frail and elderly Here in Yarrawonga. the doctors and local hospital encourge the frail, ,injured or people with poor mobility to purchase so they can get about...
Ps im well now Ty had a fews months not being on puter due to a bad back wasnt couldnt sit sit long had to lay flat Ouchhhhhh was on pain killers but now im fine.. see u on F/b and ill call by again soon... take care

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