You could have blown me down with a feather – as I was sat outside a café in Hastings last Thursday I had to do a double take. In front of my eyes, a lady on a mobility scooter was driving past me on the pavement. Nothing unusual in that I know, but it was her upwardly mobile passenger which I hadn’t expected to see.
She passed by, I finished my coffee, settled the bill and left the café. My regret was that I hadn’t gone after her and taken a photo of what I had just witnessed but, as luck would have it, I bumped into her again, just along the precinct where she had stopped to chat to a friend.
Not wishing to miss another photo opportunity I asked her to watch the birdie when, with her permission, I took the photo of her and her passenger Rosie a beautiful parrot, sat in a cage on the back of the mobility scooter, enjoying a day out.
Given that it was the day when the long awaited exam results were being published I wondered if they were off to the polly-technic to collect their grades but no, Rosie had been feeling the heat, stuck indoors in her owner’s flat and a trip out wasn’t just a flight of fancy it was a much needed opportunity to get some fresh air.
No doubt, at the end of the day there would be the opportunity for a refreshing drink – tea anyone? Polly, put the kettle on.
What would we do without characters like this lovely lady? I spoke with her for a few minutes but regrettably, I didn’t catch her name, so who ever you are, best wishes to you and Rosie – thank you for inadvertently brightening our day.
Image Credits: Nick Forman .