I had a lovely time on the New Year Cruise to Cologne. I learned that what I have always thought were empty nests at the top of bare trees, are in fact bunches
of mistletoe. I knew they grew on trees, but I thought they would be lower down on the trunk.
I also learnt that if you bought a dress from a not so well
shop and it was not cheap, you shouldn't be surprised if one of your fellow passengers wore the exact same dress to the Captain's Dinner on New Year's Eve.
I hoping to spend more time on my blog this year. Those of you who know me will know that I was tied up most of the year with a multitude of various things.
I am also thoroughly enjoying running my quizzes.
Well, I am back to my usual self with "I don't make these things happen, they just happen to me!"
I was just leaving the supermarket
with my shopping when I saw an old lady struggling with a very full large shopping trolley. She was trying to help her elderly husband who was trying to walk along, holding on to her, very slowly.
I told the lady to take her shopping to the car and I would help her husband as he was very distressed. It took me
5 minutes to get him from the exit to the zebra crossing outside. Then we took another 10 minutes to get him near the car, parked quite near.
When I opened the door the elderly lady was sitting in the passenger seat. She told me he had had a mini stroke 3 days ago, as well as his very painful feet. I asked her
who was going to drive. HE IS!! I asked her if he would be OK driving. “Yes once he finds the pedals he is fine”, she answered.
It then took me another 10 minutes to get him in to the driver’s seat and lift his legs in. The car was brand new and a very long saloon car. I suggested that they
should get a taxi in future.
I have to say, he had no problem
driving it, I just don't think he should have been.