British Summer Time Returns
The last full weekend in March, British Summer Time returns 🙂 . The clocks go forward an hour and everything else takes a great leap forward. Finally its bye-bye to winter, Spring is now well under way.
British Summer Time returns
In the woods and the garden there are signs that everything is waking up. Take a look at the motorway verges as well. For me it is the longer days and more sunshine. No need to wear so many layers when I leave the house on my mobility scooter to go shopping or take a trip into London.
As I look out of the window I see sunshine and hear the happy sounds of children playing in the garden next door. Everyone seems happier, there is a smile on people’s faces and this includes me.
Wander in and out of the house
The Wife and I can turn off the central heating and leave the back door open. Now we can appreciate the outdoors. The dogs are free to wander between the house and the garden.
For me there is another change and it is a change for the good. Suddenly I have the urge to go outside and take exercise with my rollator. I have already started doing some lengths along the little flat road next to our house. The first two or three times it was an effort to walk just two or three lengths. Already its a bit further, four lengths yesterday.
Going out in the winter seems to be such as effort. If its isn’t too cold it’s really windy or else its raining. The cold damp wind cuts through your clothes like a hot knife through butter, chills the body. It’s just so much more civilised and easier to get out now its warmer.
Better than nothing
OK so my exercise is not Fstrenuous, starting at 300 metres and aiming to reach a 700 + metre walk and that will take me more than half an hour. It certainly isn’t aerobic exercise but getting out is good for the bones and I might even get a bit of Vitamin D as well.
So the MS feels better as it starts to get warmer and the days get longer but its all relative. I’m still disabled and totally dependent upon other people 🙁