Visited friends a while back Christine is totally blind and has been since birth- - Ivan is partially sighted - and uses a white stick and is registered Blind.
Christine is a telephonist at a big bank in the city.
Ivan is a qualified Engineer - and builds Automatic wrapping machinery.
He is visited at his workplace and any new technology to help him in his work is passed on to him...
They both used to live on the same road as I did when I lived in Norwich..
When we arrived at their house - first we had to be introduced to Christines guide dog, A beautiful big Golden Labrador - (Her other guide dog had died, and we had not met the new one). but he seemed to approve of us - and let us in..
We chatted about work and other things that were going on at the time, -
Ivan poured us a drink - and we chatted some more.
At the time they were redecorating their bath room, and got on to the Colours - and the two of them were arguing about what colour they wanted - Christine said she didn't want Green and Ivan didn't want blue
It was so hard to realise they are blind - I asked Why she didn't want green - her reply "Because there are too many shades of green she wouldn't be sure what green they had got"....(How can she even begin to know what colours are)
Her Beautiful guide dog laid at her feet the whole evening.
We had a lovely time and I came away feeling refreshed - and thankful that they are so happy.