It doesn't help that my wife is partially disabled. Her main problem is walking. She has difficulty balancing and quite frequently needs help. Realistically, I suppose she needs a zimmer frame or similar but I would not wish to make the suggestion to her: it has to come from herself.
When I saw my doctor last week he proposed referring me to the rheumatological department at the hospital. It seems that there are newer drugs on the market than those I am using, better at controlling arthritis. As always, there are possible side-effects and the doctor wants a specialist to talk me through the matter. I rang the doctor today and asked him to refer me as a private patient in an attempt to speed things up.
It's quite common to see signs warning of new road layouts when there has been no change in the road for two years or more. Both in England and in France one sees signs on motorways advising that services are now fully open or there is a new restaurant. Those signs seem to stay there for years and years. But this must be one of the oldest obsolete signs in the country if not the world. It dates from 1828 and is on the bridge at Sturminster Newton, Dorset.
Pic by Steinsky from Wikipedia.