It's Deaf Awareness week and this pic copyrighted to Action On Hearing Loss says everything I wish I had the nerve to tell people I come into contact with.
It's easy to think that deaf awareness week has nothing to do with my Thursday Adventures but being deaf is the sole reason I am doing them. I used to attend lip reading classes on a Thursday morning but a change of location has made that complicated. I've been doing things that I would normally let my deafness stop me from doing. Well unless I took someone with me of course. However armed with a National Trust membership and by making a credit card size piece of card with information telling people I'm deaf I have forced myself to go to different places that I have always enjoyed but always thought weren't suitable for me.
If you scroll back through this blog you will see various places I have visited and slowly I have gained confidence in speaking to others. I have immersed myself in history, Nature and architecture and learnt a lot. I have also found that I am enjoying being who I really am and not letting either being deaf or other peoples opinions influence my decisions or the things I attempt to do.
I have walked the Grand Western Canal many times, I know a fair bit about it's history but it's the nature element I really enjoy. I love seeing the animals. I had hopped to spot some signets but sadly time was against me and I didn't walk far enough to find them.
Whilst at the Canal I was reminded of a trip to the canal many moons ago so I took a photo of myself giggling at the memory of when I took these photos. At the time I was singing Nursery Rhymes down the phone to a friend!
Anyway on to the photos I took today!