double bed and folk music

folk concert

we have finally ordered a dual 6′ x 6′ 6 divan in white with a vertical riser on one side, each side of the bed is fully profiling and mattresses are pressure relieving memory foam to reduce the chance of pressure marking the skin. We chose a white bed with drawers underneath one side to maximise storage capability which we are lacking. It was a close choice between a more contemporary style wooden beech frame which was a nice shape but slightly less practical without the drawers and may not have gone well with the decor of the room (dark wooden furniture).

all thanks to the generous provision of funding. Much much appreciated.

The first public performance in the Pavilion went very well and I’m looking forward to another performance in Witney jointly in aid of the Pavilion and the exuberant trusts. The performance in Witney will be a “folk mixed with other types of music” concert which sounds very interesting to me, everyone welcome.

Ellen is well and we are keeping each other happy, I’m investigating methods of getting to Switzerland via train as my dad and stepmother Gillian have made an amazing adaptation to the basement of the house near Geneva to accommodate Ellen and I.

Work is going extremely well, lots of responsibility and challenges, trying to make some very disparate ideas work together in a convincing way. Lots of learning new (Linux-based routing) communication programming ideas and software engineering processes.

Finally working towards having some really good regular personal assistance to oil the gears of life, thank you to Rachel and Vicci, two of the one in 1 million perfect PA’s. Travelling up to Scotland for Easter with Ellen’s dads family, Ellen’s generous dad making huge steps to accommodate me as usual. We are looking forward to that greatly.

Hopefully getting my new wheelchair soon, the present one is as rickety as ever. Decided to start listening to podcasts on the way to work, preferably ones which will be educational. Any suggestions welcome. Going to use a program called floola to load stuff onto the iPod, I think itunes is a little bit evil and I refuse to be forced to use it.

Bring on the springx

3 thoughts on “double bed and folk music”

  1. Yesssss! I’m back in the fold.

    Couldn’t remember old password so re-registered. New bed sounds nice. As does new wheelchair. Sounds like your whole setup will be revamped by the time I come back to start my LOA.

    Agree that iTunes is fairly evil. You’ll have to show me how to use this floola lark cos my iPod nano is unused as yet.

    Podcasts eh? BBC History is the way forward.

    Did you see LFC vs Real/United/Villa…Hell yeah! 13 goals in 12 days.

    Just bought Call of Duty World at War for my PS3 – graphics are on another level.

    Have fun in Scotland over easter chief.

    O. x

  2. Lovely news, but why didn’t you tell me that work was going extremely well, with lots of responsibility? (Too modest?!) And who is that lugubrious fellow in (and out of) the box?
    All my good wishes to you and Ellen
    Pat

  3. Dear Tom and Ellen,

    Just popping in to say hello and to congratulate you both on the incredible steps you’ve taken to date – one way – forward!

    Thank you for keeping this website alive. I’ve been lazy in keeping up but have also been ill. Thankfully being in the hands of good professionals I’m still here LOL! I will never take my health for granted again.

    Your photos are absolutely gorgeous – different situations show so much happiness there – keep it up.

    Your bed is lovely – I’m glad you managed to get it!

    I haven’t seen your dad yet, although I know he’s moved to Geneva – saw him once last year just before I became ill – he must be extremely busy as usual – also he’s at the Palais I think – I’ll ask Marianne how everything is when she comes to take her box which I’ve been “guarding” for her. The only link we have right now with David. We still miss him much and speak a lot about him. He left a great, huge positive mark on our lives. I hope to see him at the World Health Assembly in May I hope!

    Loads of hugs and love to you both and I wish you everything of the best to a happy future!

    xxxxxxxLevina

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