Holiday Time (Fandango’s Friday Flashback)

Yay, it is Friday again, and Fandango has just published his Friday Flashback post. The idea is that he picks a post from this day in a previous year, to give newer readers a better insight into what does and doesn’t make him tick.

I have always liked that idea, so shall also post my own reminiscence. As much as anything, it reminds me of where I was, where I am now, and how far I have come. Hopefully, you will find it entertaining along the way.

Oh, and thank you to Jennifer at Paperkutzs for allowing me to use her image.

Actually it was quite a difficult “find” today.

In previous years, I did not blog daily and a year ago, we were in the middle of Brexit, and we had just had an announcement from our government that, because they didn’t wish to listen to any dissent, they would suspend parliament. Not surprisingly, the courts subsequently decided that that was illegal. So possibly, when we hear about them wanting to tear up international treaties, we should not really be surprised?

But politics is tedious at the best of times, without re-running old battles, so I reached further back into my stroke days.

This was my first, and so far my only, holiday since the stroke. It highlights the exact reason I started the blog. Whilst previously I would have told you what we did, where we went, and so on, I notice that is muted. There is some of that, sure, but I mostly deal with things like how I coped in the room and on the bus, how I coped walking around the place, etc., things I would have just taken for granted before.

Even if I wemt on holiday today, and might be more likely just to say the same kind of things as I used to…. I’m still aware of the things I posted here – that is how stroke changes people. It’s funny because a lot of elderly people I know do not like being away from home for that very reason – their home has all these little aids to help themn get by with life, which a holiday home or hotel room does not.

Oh, and looking at the post, it looks like I chose it as my Flashback a year ago too – back then I did not post every day, so I’ve been kinda creative with the exact date… But it also must mean that I must have been taking part in this prompt for a whole year!

Holiday Time

I went away on holiday with my wife last week, my first time away from home since the stroke. We stayed in a “normal” room, i.e. not one for disabled people. Deliberate – I had to know if I could cope. It was an organised coach trip up to Scarborough. Aimed at more “senior” people,…


  1. Very inspiring and impressive how you managed during your holiday time. The train station looks so cool, I was almost expecting to see “platform 9 3/4” (from Harry Potter, although I know that’s in London, hehe)

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    • Same kind of thing, it wouldn’t surprise me if they did film some HP there. The rainway (North York Moors) is apparently well-known throughout the world – my Toronto cousin said next time he came over, he wanted to go up there when he next came over. It is very much the area where the James Herriot books are set.

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  2. I also went on a trip since being ill and needed to make adjustments. Sometimes I am surprised how well things go. When you only compare in your head, it’s possible to see things very black and white while reality is more grey.
    I wouldn’t be thrilled about missing wifi either!

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