I Stop Traffic!

17 Oct

Yesterday my Sister, Bro-In-Law and I ventured to the capital to visit the poppies and the Tower of London.  With time to spare we took a walk along the river and through St Kathrine’s Dock, stumbling by chance up on the Queen’s Row Barge the Gloriana as seen during the Jubilee Regatta.

Starting our way back towards the Tower Gardens we came up an incline and as we were getting our bearings, gazing at Tower Bridge to our right and working out where to head to cross the busy streets a white van beeped at us, politely wanting us to cross infront.  We waved him on as we were not sure what our plans were.

The next thing he hops out his van and comes towards us, assists with getting the wheelchair off the pavement [not that deep a curb] and weaves us through to the other side and gets my wheelchair safely on the pavement.  We thank him and off he trotts without fuss or favour into his van and jumps in and heads off on his merry way.


Not many can say they stopped traffic at the Tower Bridge.

I’ll blog more about our day across the weekend – Sister still has my camera in her bag … also my purse .. oww-err!!


Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Uncategorized



10 responses to “I Stop Traffic!

  1. Bushka

    October 17, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Well Done! Wonderful advert for London drivers….:yes: Hugs! xx


    • amgroves

      October 17, 2014 at 2:58 pm

      We were astounded Bushka …. not only at his kindness but also none of the drivers behind him, honked their horns or shouted out the windows or anything!

      Quite made my day 😀


      • Bushka

        October 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm

        :yes: It’s amazing how much ‘kindness and consieration’ is around in our world! :)x


  2. gillyk

    October 17, 2014 at 4:52 pm

    How brilliant – it really lifts the spirits when people show kindness like that! Mind you, I always suspected you were a traffic-stopper … :yes:


    • amgroves

      October 18, 2014 at 12:58 pm

      It is a claim to fame I shall dine out on for years, lol.


  3. foxhat

    October 17, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Shows there are some decent people about!


  4. KEGGY

    October 17, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    That is a lovely story. Hopefully it made your day go even better.
    The poppies are impressive aren’t they ? 😀 x


  5. A Hard Working Friend

    October 17, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    So wonderful and fantastically exciting that you three had a lovely time. Genuinely glad to hear it. Can hardly wait for your next blog installment!!!!!! Wow!!!!!!! 😀


    • amgroves

      October 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

      Our hips, back and legs are suffering for it now but it was worth it 😀



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