Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Supermarket dash !!

I've had a week off work to get a bit more exercise at the gym, play a little golf and generally relax a bit and if all goes well, get Jane out of the house. The weather put paid to the golf, a pulled shoulder muscle done for the gym so that just left me and Jane. Today, we went to Tesco's for the twice weekly shop. This is usually done on line lately but today we decided to put an appearance in person.
The weather was positively tropically compared to recent temperatures and we got a disabled spot right next to the entrance. I entered the store looking for a wheelchair with basket. Then I saw it... the electric buggy with huge basket on front. Two minutes later, I'd got the keys and was heading back to where I'd left Jane. NO NO NO were the words that met me as I appeared in front of the car. ' Oh come on, you've raced a sports car around Silverstone.. how hard can it be..' Five minutes later Jane was racing down the isles with a strange manic grin and her nico inhaler gripped in her teeth. Did anyone watch the TV series Benidorm.. the lady in the wheelchair who was a menace...!! The usually crowded isles suddenly became fairly empty, can't really say why !!!
It was a good morning all round and most importantly, I think Jane enjoyed herself.

Martin

18 comments:

Jane said...

I know.. its ailes

ADB said...

LOL I'm very pleased you both enjoyed yourselves whizzing up and down the aisles (sorry Jane). Hope the way is up all the way from here!

Jackie said...

Fabulous news, now all she wants is a quad! John bought himself one last year and has never looked back! not sure they'd let one in tesco's though! The sense of freedom it must have given is beyond measure and I'm sure the shelf stackers won't mind doing it all again. lol Keep going Jane and so pleased to hear you're getting around, roll on Spring! Jackie xx

Yasmin said...

Love Benidorm, glad to here jane was out and about...being a menace in any supermarket gets my vote!

Take care

Yasmin
xx

tinkerbell said...

So glad to have an update, glad Jane enjoyed her trip, sorry about the weather messing up your plans,may you continue to enjoy outings as the weather will improve, Jane you remain in my thoughts and prayers

Emma said...

Yay, but what a shame the weather only let you get to Tesco.

Emma

Andy said...

Today Tescos- tomorrow the world!
Andy

Jan said...

So sorry about your shoulder ,But at least you was able to get Madge!
out of the house hee hee ,I have a little buggy and I love it ,my love, thoughts and prayers to you Jane ..love Jan xx

LYN said...

yay for you both!! made me smile reading this!!

Cruella de Surf said...

Godspeed Jane. Lots of people are thinking of you and asking after you. You're still in our thoughts xxxx

pam said...

Had a lovely mental picture of Martin clinging onto a high shelf whilst Jane races down the aisle at a rate of noughts! lol. You go girl!! I found that taking my walking stick with me to Tesco helped immensley when I was using It to point to all the groceries i wanted my daughter to bend down to get for me and a swift whack when she wasnt fast enough!! lol. Just kidding. Cheered me up so much reading this entry knowing you are okay running riot In a supermarket. I love you pair so much. Take Care, Love Pam.xx

Deb said...

Fantastic news jane to hear that you are out and about and in the supermarket aisles!!! Way to go my friend!
Martin, you are a wonderful caregiver.....we are all inspired by you both!
Debbie

Sybil said...

Martin, you are a wonderful husband...what a great day out it muct have been for you and Jane..Bless you both. I can just imagine Jane and the buggy...please announce it in the local paper and radio before you let her loose again !!
sorry for delay in comment but have I have been away dfor a few days.
Much love to you both Sybil xx

Jeanie said...

I must say I have been tempted to use one of these wheelchairs on theodd occasion. When I wa having my chemo my daughter put me in a wheelchair around Asdas clothing department. Unfortuately as she said"oooow! That's nice mum! She had already pushed me past the clothing she was remarking on. In an electric chair at least you control your own destiny! Do't you??? lol
How wonderful that you were able to get out and about. I have used Tesco on-line before but it's not as good as the 'real thing'.
Here's to more exciting outings soon.
Jeanie xxxx

Manuel Lopez said...

So glad our Jane is feeling much better. Love her spirit. I once drove one of those carts at Walmart and snagged a large metal basket containing DVD's. It raised a real ruckus as I dragged it down the aisle too. Keep up the good work Jane!

mortonlake said...

good news martin.take care,mort.

Ally Lifewithally said...

Sounds like a great shopping trip ~ Glad Jane enjoyed it and so glad the weather was good for you ~ Ally x

Funnyface said...

and i thought you were going to say you sat on the handlebars Martin ....lol.....Hope you are both well.
Big Luv, Jaynee X