Pluviophile – I learned this word from a blogging buddy, VivinFrance, who I’m sorry to say is no longer with us. Still miss her.
I’m English so I like the rain and walking in it – that is of course if I’m properly dressed. And today it’s pouring down. So I’ll get properly attired and face the rain. I’m so thankful that I am able to walk again on my own. Until recently I had to have somebody with me when I walked but two weeks ago I was given the all-clear. So another thing to add to my gratitude list.
Then shortly before 1pm, the rain stopped and the sun came out. Just to be expected in the NZ summer. So I decided that rain gear wasn’t necessary and I would go for a walk. But once I started I didn’t know when to stop.
I started up our long drive and put on the MapMyWalk Ap. Up the drive to the road and then down these 132 steps, then along to the village for coffee. I decided to come the other way home forgetting that it was all uphill. There were some steps on the way but far fewer (36). So 3.4kms in 57minutes. Very pleased with myself
Once I got home I realised how out of practice I am, so have to do more of this walking to get back into shape. So a cup of tea, Stacey Kent on Pandora and my book and all was very well with my world.
And today I have been given the date for my driving test. When one suffers from brain injury following an accident, one’s licence is immediately suspended for six months. My friendly ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation) Case Manager set this up for me. So on October 6, I go for an off-road test and then when I pass that, I will have another test driving my own car around the streets. Hooray – the final hurdle in this latest “adventure”.
Oh, and those of you have hung in since 2011 will know that this will be my fourth driving test. I wonder if it will be as easy as the others.