Something else to look forward to
Do you remember how I was a little despondent about my birthday? How I was determined to be ok about it while all the time really, deep down, thinking about how it would have been had dementia not come along to spoil the party? Then I had the amazing idea of getting my new car and not only getting it but arranging to collect it on my birthday and that one idea changed my whole perspective around the event. So now we're coming up to Christmas and I had the brainwave of buying new decorations and going for a whole new look which I will love and Ash might just be able to cope with so once again I've managed to turn my thinking around but I've also decided to take it one step further and buy myself a particular present to be opened on Christmas Day. I've tested this idea, along with the detail, out on some of my friends and, mostly, it's been met with a deafening silence so now it's your turn to let me know what you think. I've decided to buy myself a slimline treadmill which I can easily store out of sight and that's the bit that's met with the deafening silence but then I explain about the videos I've found which are of various walks filmed from the viewpoint of someone walking the trails and my idea is to have one or other of those on the TV in front of me while I'm walking. These films are of a wide variety of places so although some of them are in the UK others are in places such as Italy, Bali, various wilderness trails in the US etc as well as city walks in places like Paris, Las Vegas, Florence and Rome. One of my friends came up with the ridiculous idea of making sure the treadmill was set at the correct incline for each walk but luckily the one I plan to buy doesn't have that function so I can just walk on the flat but pretend to myself that I'm putting in the effort required in the real world. I'd like you to know at this point that I do walk in the fresh air and go out into the Lincolnshire Wolds at least three times a week and that will continue but this is for a different purpose because with the treadmill walks every place I like, every country and every city I find interesting, can be added to my adventure/travel list ready for the future when my life will open up again and anything will be possible. How's that for a plan? You don't really need to answer if you don't want to because I'm excited anyway but it would be nice to hear your views so feel free to let me know what you think. As for me I'm just getting ready to put in the order.
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