This has not been our usual kind of mid-week day at all. This morning both the farmer and I had appointments with our Physiotherapist. The farmer has permanently sore shoulders from carrying bales of hay and straw over the years and a monthly going over by the physio seems to improve them. My recent illness has left me with a slight loss of dexterity in my right hand and arm and the physio is helping me to overcome this (there is only a short time after such a seizure when this is possible), so I was being given a series of exercises.
Then this afternoon and evening we had a much more enjoyable (and less painful) time.
In the pretty little town of Richmond, North Yorkshire, our old railway station building has been converted into a super complex of shops, cafe and cinemas. The cafe is absolutely lovely and serves delicious food and the two little cinemas, each holding only 100 people, show the very latest films. Leaving home early so that we were sure to get a parking spot, we arrived at the station an hour early (the showing was the 5.30pm slot) and had the most delicious tea. We had a pot of tea each. The farmer had a BLT sandwich with salad and I had a croque monsieur with salad. In addition we had a lovely little basket of chips in the centre of the table. And we sat for three quarters of an hour in a lovely atmosphere, in arm chairs, people watching and eating our food. Then we went in to see "The King's Speech" - what a fantastic film it is too. I am old enough to remember the events clearly (one of my earliest memories is of the Silver Jubilee of King GeorgeV and Queen Mary which I think was in 1935), so from a historical point of view I found it all most interesting.
But apart from that, seeing the King overcome his speech problems and realising how he came to have them in the first place, proved to be a most moving experience. We hurried home afterwards in order to see Human Planet on television - this week about life in the Arctic. Now I am putting on a late blog and my head is buzzing with all this information - goodness knows what time I shall get to sleep.
today's aros: the first celandine shows its sunny golden face on an otherwise grey day.