As I was already up in London and my parents were coming up on the Friday to visit my gran, I persuaded them to come up a day earlier with our kids thus allowing me to do my earlier visiting in the week. Our grouping though become huge, we consisted of Andy and myself, Lauren, Katie and Nathan, my parents, and 4 support workers- 2 were from the hospital and 2 were from the agency that support Andy and as they were coming up anyways we figured it would be good for us all to work together. Andy went I a MPV and the children, me and grandparents went on the tube!!
It took an hour to travel the tube to Stratford and poor Lauren lost phone signal most the way which was difficult for her as she had no internet 😂
We found a big enough seating area on the food hall and ordered various different food items, Andy ordered a jacket potato with chicken tikka in it. It looked lovely but was on the spicier end of tikka but Andy said he'd have it, but one bite in and the cough I suspected was coming he soon changed his mind- he has had to go to mild curry now because the spice causes him to cough!! Apart from that though he ate really well and enjoyed being out and about.
We then went up the tower in the lift, enjoyed the views and the heat of the space as weather had gone really bitter and Andy was complaining of being cold, if Andy feels the cold then he really is cold as he has altered sensations so we kept him near the fans to warm up. When we left Katie, my dad and me decided to walk down the tower instead of taking the lift- all 455 steprs😀
All in all, it was a good afternoon out, very tiring for Andy and for me and, I suspect for my parents too. We learned some valuable lessons going forward too, one of them being that we probably can't wrap Andy up too warm!