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Monthly Archives: June 2012

Our disabled spot is installed and look who is in it… (Part Two!)

June 30, 2012 at 08:42

Mama Lewis


Who would someone steal this cutie's parking spot?

You know the story so far… When I left for work one morning this week, the parking space outside our house was severely lacking. When I returned, literally the paint was still wet and some schmuck was already parked in our disabled parking space. I stood across the street in disbelief. So, of course, I […]

Finally! Our disabled spot is installed and look who is in it…

June 28, 2012 at 14:02

Mama Lewis


Who is that parked in my disabled parking space?

Who is Lambeth Council kidding? A year and a half to paint a disabled parking space outside our house? What do you need for that? Paint… and, um, nothing else. About three weeks ago, I’d had enough. The coward who emailed me to say he was going on leave, just two hours before it happened, […]

May’s wheelchair assessment veers off course

June 14, 2012 at 09:40

Mama Lewis


May's new wheelchair (sitting at the entrance to the clinic)May's new wheelchair (sitting at the entrance to the clinic)

A wheelchair is a big step. It means a lot of things and none of them are all that good. I walked into the meeting already feeling pretty miserable. But then, the therapist running the assessment – who I later ascertained was quite a nice person – unfortunately opened up the discussion with this grilling: […]

How May got me a new car

June 10, 2012 at 13:16

Mama Lewis


Our soon-to-be car!

In two weeks time, we will be the proud owners of a new Ford Mondeo estate. A new car is always very exciting, even more so when you have never owned one. (Not exactly true. My dad got me a Madza 323 hatchback in 1991. My sister totaled it by driving it into a truck. […]

I made an elderly woman cry

June 7, 2012 at 22:42

Mama Lewis


May and I sitting on the sea wall

Last weekend, in Wales, May and I took a long walk by the coast. We stopped at the top of a grassy hill, sat on a bench and May bounced on my knee for a while. We were having such a good time, I walked her down the hill to the sea wall, where she […]