This could’ve ended badly!

Even though I use a walking frame or wheelchair, some of you probably know that I walk around my  house unaided, and hold onto walls and cupboards and various other household objects as I need to.

(Believe me, I will grab hold of just about anything close to me to avoid falling over if I need to. I cringe when I think back to how many times I latched on to poor, unsuspecting strangers when I used to walk around the supermarket without help as a kid.)

I  wouldn’t say I could find my way around my house with my eyes closed (I tried it once, panicked and fell over – shocker) but I feel safe wandering around it.

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Our current kettle

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We recently had to get a now kettle after our last one stopped working.

I like the way that this one looks but everything else about it is taking quite a bit of getting used to.

I fill it up using a jug because of where the handle is positioned and it’s quite a bit heavier than the old one too.

Our new kettle

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When my mum and her husband got married last month, (a month? Already? I know, that’s flown by, right?), they were gifted this lovely red kettle so that it would match our kitchen and most of the other accessories which are the same colour. I think my mum’s wanted a matching one for a while now so she was really happy when one of her workmates got her this ,(and also a red toaster too), but what the person who chose this gift may not know is that they’ve helped me out too.

I could manage with our old kettle and just about lift it when it was full, but this one is much small and a lot lighter so it’s much easier for me to use. It’s amazing how something so simple can make such a huge difference so I’d like to say thank you to mum’s friend for getting this gift!

And yes, for those of you who are wondering, I am indeed drinking a cup of tea while I write this post. My mum made it for me actually, because she’s awsome like that.

 

 

Fun Fact Friday [8]

Hello and welcome to Fun Fact Friday, a feature where I share facts about myself that I don’t feel are linked to my Cerebral Palsy.

Ready for a new one?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while then I’m going to guess that you’re aware I love drinking cups of tea, but you may not know that I can’t stand coffee.

I love the smell of the stuff, but the taste makes me want to gag. I’ve tried latte and mocha and cappuccino but none of them tickle my taste buds.

What beverages do you like or dislike?

My frustrations about making tea

In case you all haven’t guessed by now; I love drinking tea. There are times that I like to dunk biscuits into too, but that’s a whole other story.

Thankfully, I can use the kettle to make a drink for myself, and with the help of my thermal cup that has a lid, I can carry it round on the ground floor of my house so I can sit down to have it. Before that, I used to have to leave my tea in the kitchen and keep coming back to it but I’d normally forget about it and let it go cold.

Despite having found a way around that problem, there is still something that I find frustrating about tea making’: the fact that I still can’t carry the drink upstairs.

My family are always helpful and will bring my drink up to my bedroom for me when they’re in the house and not too busy. That way I get to have it at my desk while I’m working on a blog post, writing job applications or spending longer than I probably should scrolling down my Facebook timeline.

If I’m home alone I have to go back to my old ways of leaving my cuppa downstairs and coming back to take sips every so often in amongst doing other things. It’s a small thing but it gets frustrating sometimes but I know I can’t dwell on it too much. I know I’m lucky that I can do as much as I can do already.