28 January 2007

Yesterday i went with my mother to Cochin. She wanted to do some shopping and a visit or two. It was quite an expedition for her as she hasn't gone on a trip just for the heck of it for ever so long! The last time she went to Cochin was to visit the eye doctor a year back.
Well we left in the morning at around 10 a.m. We reached Cochin around 12.30, in time for lunch. My mother wanted to go someplace which would be easily navigable in a wheelchair. We hadn't taken one with us but she had a walker. I had Googled for wheelchair friendly hotels in Cochin. But the first place we went to didn't look too comfortable. So we headed to Bharath Tourist Home, old faithful. My mother hadn't been recently and was really worried, especially about the loos. Well, let me tell you, we were very impressed with the new look BTH. There were ramps everywhere, the loos were geared to disabled people and there was even a wheelchair! After that experience my mum was ready to take on Cochin.
I think she had a fairly good time, thought her energy flagged by about 3.30p.m (after all, at home most of the day she's just lying down!).
But today when I asked how she's feeling, she said she was fine. A good thing I don't anticipate bad things happening, or else I would have been too scared to take the responsibility of taking her & she would have missed her day out.

11 comments:

Esbee said...

I'm glad you had a lovely outing! Did you buy anything?

hillgrandmom said...

My mom was the one doing the shopping :)

Esbee said...

Boooo! You didn't find anything yourself? What did she buy - anything fabulous?

hillgrandmom said...

yes, earrings for herself :) and earrings to give as gifts.

eve's lungs said...

Love the new look - you're quite a whiz with the HTML - I love that slideshow you've done in the right hand corner - give me a tutorial !

techno malayali said...

Wow! Nice to read about Chandy's day out. Great pair- the two of you. I admire the way you find time to do something special for each member of your family, be it your mom or your grandson or any other loved one.
Good to know that your mom is better now.
And one more thing- I've done that tag...

Dotm said...

So glad you and your mom were able to go shopping together. Life passes us by so fast. I hope you and your Mother have many more wonderful times out together. Brought back some great times when I went shopping with my Mother over the years. Lost my mom almost 11 years ago (May, 1995)and so glad I have those happy memories with her to remember.
All the best to you and your Mom.

Esbee said...

hillgandmom, is everything OK? Maybe your grandson is visiting again. I hope it's something so wonderful that has you absent from your blog, but I miss your posts and comments.

Best,
Lucy

Dot`sThoughts said...

Hi Hillgrandmom, I finally had my last therapy session yesterday and now I will be continuing them at home.
I promised to do your tag as soon as I had more time, then this morning I couldn`t remember what the tag was about. Glad I finally made my way back to your blog so I could keep my promise to you.
Hope all is going well with you and your family. Hope your not posting means you are off on a fun vacation some place.

lawyeramma said...

this is hillgrandmom's daughter. I just wanted to let all those who read this blog know that my grandmom (hill grandmom's mom) passed away today - Feb 13th) ever so suddenly. we are all in a bit of a shock. she was a fantastic lady - 89 years old. goodbye mummy!

Me said...

Oh I am so sorry. I hope you guys are doing ok, which sounds trite but please know we are all thinking of you.