Hello lovel.y people,
It’s Friday again! I’m still in bed, although the sun is shining. This is something I can do unpunished since I am retired. We have been traveling all day yesterday, and now I am in the Netherlands. I went to take my mum back. (She had been staying with me for a while to celebrate her 95th birthday.)
The trip was long. We got up early with a view to leave at 10, then there was a 3 hour car journey to the airport plus some toilet stops. People that are less mobile get assistance from the airport/airline, and I had booked this for mum. It is free which is fantastic. There is a large yellow desk in the middle of the departure hall where we had to report. But to get there was a bit of a logistical conundrum. With two suitcases and three passengers there was no room for the wheelchair in our little Fiat. So we stopped the car in front of departures and together we walked her to a bench outside the terminal. I then guarded mum and the suitcases while hubby parked the car. We then had to walk her to the yellow desk. Mum in between us, slowly, with a suitcase each on our free hand. But we got there and from then on the service was great.
Wheelchair service with a smile. They take us to the check in/luggage drop-off where we got priority and where I was able to change our assigned seats in the back to a seat in the front. At security they were just as thorough as always, but we got help. And on the other side there was another yellow-clad person waiting to take us to our gate.
When the time came to board I discovered we were 7 wheelchairs including one gentleman on a scootmobile. It took a while to get us all safely aboard, but I was well impressed. Mum had always travelled with assistance but now I have experienced it first hand.
Now we are at my mum's appartment. The weather is dry and mild. This is the view:
Mum is nearly blind but with a special magnifying program on her PC she can just about do a few games and see our photos on Facebook:
Ok, enough of that. Let’s show you my postcards. It comes from Canada and has a lovely stamp with an iceberg on it. I have not been able to find out much about it yet.
The card is a colorful interpretation of the Canadian flag.
I'm sorry I'm so late, but I will still try to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time and with Virginis at Rocking Your World Friday.
And of course there will be a few funnies at the end.
Have a lovely weekend,