On Sunday, we did a major trek in the Jura. We made it all right in the end. I managed to coax Nicky on tricky bits of the saddleback ridge, I felt very sorry for him, as there was really no turning back...and this would have been nothing for him 2 years ago. We were planning to do 17 k, but ended up doing about 20 K as I got us lost for a brief period of time which he was also very anxious about. (besides it being hot and hard work) Having promised myself I would not repeat our experience in the mountains last autumn, I failed to remember that Nick is now fearful and having perception problems which affect his balance. Rough climbs are really beyond him now, and I find I am having trouble accepting that. Or fI just choose to forget it. My fearless intrepid adventurer is gone, my hero, my guide and adventure buddy. It is hard to accept as I still like an adventure...but clearly I must heed to the inevitable confinement of clearly defined paths. But they can be beautiful, too. My friend, Jean is in the picture with Nick. We were deep in a lovely forest in this part of the journey, lots of moss covered stones and wood. We passed thru unbelievable alpine meadows in full bloom, thousands maybe millions of flowers...have no way of knowing all the different kinds...so beautiful. Friday night I went to my dear friend's birthday , She invited a bunch of gals to all to a modern ballet, very interesting. Here are three good old friends toasting her farewell to the her 50s ( we are drinking sparkling apple juice) I am on the right. I am so grateful for all my wonderful friends and that I can still go out and enjoy life. On Sunday, I will go to a picnic concert of the Sinfonieorchester Basel, I am not sure whether I will take Nick or not as he does not enjoy music or crowds--and there will be a lot of people. I will report back and let you all know. I just got my season tickets in the mail this week for the next concert season 2019/2020. I am excited by the program and there will be eight concerts over the season. Staying in my community of friends and keeping up my interests becomes more and more difficult, but I am determined to do it. So far it still works. I could not do it without all the carers who are here supporting me, so I can get out of the house alone and live my life.