I haven’t published a personal post in absolute ages and it’s once again because I’ve been ridiculously busy: You all know that Amy started school in September and what can I say, at her first parents evening, I was voted to be the class representative for school meetings etc and things got a little hectic. Amy’s school is part of a school campus with several schools, there’s not only a meeting for her class and her primary school but also for the entire campus and at the latter, I was voted to be a member of the PTSA as well as a member of the German and English department. So yep, lots of planning, lots of meeting and very little time for anything else besides work, housework and motherhood.
We’ve also had an amazing week with my sister-in-law who came over from Bristol. It was her first time visiting us, so we were out and about every single day – making the most of the little time we get to spend with each other. The weather was amazing for autumn, so we spent a long day at the beach, explored the area and went for more meals than I care to count – mostly sitting outside and enjoying the sunshine. We’re off to visit her and all the family this weekend and Amy can’t wait.
Something else we’re super excited about is my grandparents moving to our little town. They used to live an 80-mile drive away, so we only saw them every couple of weeks but with them getting older, it will be so much better having them close by. It took us a good year to find a place that fit their needs, though. Aged 83 and 87, they needed something without stairs and an easily accessible bathroom that allows them to bath and shower independently. Luckily, we’ve found a lovely apartment with all that and more but had we known about walk-in baths earlier, things would have been so much easier. They’re such a great option for older people or those with a handicap. I’ve got no idea why they’re not more popular?
I mean look at the model above, it looks quite swish, doesn’t it? Certainly not how I’d have envisioned a product that is aimed at helping the elderly get in and out the bath. In fact, I’d use a walk-in bath myself. I can’t count the number of times I’ve slipped on shampoo, shower gel or a random bath toy trying to get out of the bathtub. And if I could just open the door, my exit would be so much more glamourous. Okay, maybe not that but I’d only look half as clumsy – I’m sure!
How’s life been treating you? Any engagements, weddings, new babies or moving grandparents? Let’s catch up in the comments below!