July has been a slower month for us. Not through choice, but more necessity. Crappy health issues from June lingered their way into July and consequently, the exciting plans we had planned for this month had to be put on hold. So I thought I’d do things a little different for this months ‘Things I’ve Loved In July’ post and share with you a fun, relaxing day I had with my family.
One of our plans was a trip to beautiful Wales. Fortunately, we are able to take our trip to Wales in the next few months, which is really exciting. I’ve only ever been to Newport in Wales and even at that, it was a quick overnight stay and away again. We have always been keen to explore more of Wales so we’re really looking forward to doing that soon.
July wasn’t all sickness, broken plans and grey skies. We managed to sneak in some quality time with our families, especially our nephew who is always full of fun and energy. It has been great to see him more often due to the school summer holidays.
I always appreciate the simple things in life, but it isn’t until poor health forces me to slow down that I realise it more. We don’t always have to be jetting off or taking a road trip to somewhere new to have great times.
Some of my happiest memories have been at home with my family or jumping in my wheelchair accessible vehicle and visiting somewhere local. My nephew loves being in our car and especially enjoys being able to help with the ramp and putting the belts on my wheelchair. He is a great little helper.
We recently enjoyed a day out at our local park on a beautiful sunny day. The kind of day that is perfect to spend at the park relaxing. It was also the best way to spend one of my first days out of the house after being cooped up for so long resting and recovering.
I even had my first ever Subway meal. Yeah, you read that correctly. I had never had a Subway until just recently. There are a few vegan options, but I went for the vegan wrap and it was really good.
We sat and ate our lunch in the park and I used my wheelchair tray table. It was great apart from when it almost got blown away!
At the risk of sounding completely biased, I absolutely love my local park. It’s nice in any season, but in summer, it’s stunning. Hundreds of lush green trees and pretty flowers are everywhere you look.
The newest additions to the park are the most gorgeous wildflowers and poppies. This is the first year we’ve had them in the park so they are catching everyone’s attention and rightly so. Not only are they stunning, but they are amazing for wildlife. The bees and butterflies are loving it.
The paths around the park are smooth for my wheelchair so it’s nice for rolling around. It was good to sit in the sun, enjoy our picnic before getting some drinks and ice lollies from the kiosk.
There are big plans for the park to undergo a regeneration overhaul and I’m really looking forward to seeing all the plans come together. One of the main aims of the park’s regeneration project is to make it more inclusive and disabled-friendly.
An inclusive play park and new accessible toilets are just a few things they will be installing. They will also be transforming the old empty boating pond into a wildlife habitat to increase biodiversity. I cannot wait!
Well, that’s my little update. I hope you enjoyed it. Please free feel to share what you’ve enjoyed this month or a fun day you’ve had. I’d love to read about it.