Oh to be 50 and have the strength and energy I had then.
We were big theatre goers then, Blackpool, Manchester, Liverpool, Llandudno for Welsh Opera and trips to London for the West End. Driving down to Kent for the tunnel to France and beyond. Two weeks ago I sold the last car I will drive. It was a lovely old Merceces C class Estate with only 52,000 miles on the clock. I have reached the point were I can't transfer from my wheelchair to the car and then be able to transfer out of it, to my chair again . 55 years of dependance on my arms and shoulders for everything I do , has knackered me. I'm now dependant on a taxi that allows me to stay in my wheelchair to go anywhere. The worst bit is that my wife and I can't just get in the car and go for a run in the Trough of Bowland for a pub lunch or anywhere else we fancy. My wife has a Fiat 500 for her to use for any local shopping jobs etc.
I don't know why I let all that pour out, I wasn't trying to make you feel bad. I think i just needed to get the frustration of it out of my system a bit.
Make sure you enjoy everyone of the next 10 years before you hit 60.
70 is really scary though.
It's all downhill until 80 if you are lucky.
Hope you have a great time in the Lake District.