Lady Bracknell assists Becca in her search
Lady Bracknell's editor, having returned to her other place of paid employment today, has shown considerable reluctance to do her ladyship's bidding this evening. The feeble woman is, in fact, still muttering imprecations about something called "RSI" under her breath. Lady Bracknell will pretend she did not hear the editor suggest that her ladyship might quite easily learn to type on the computing device herself. It would not be proper for a member of the aristocracy to undertake such a menial task. How are the lower orders to be employed if not in ministering to their betters?
Some time ago, the delightful Becca asked Lady Bracknell whether she was aware of any umbrellas which could be used in conjunction with a wheelchair. The weather having been quite exceptionally wet to the West of the Pennines today, Lady Bracknell has decided that it is past time she revealed the device which she discovered last week.
Behold the result of her ladyship's assiduous search! It is to be hoped that Becca is fond of the colour blue, as this device is available in as many different colourways as was the original Model T Ford motor car. Becca may buy one in any colour she likes, as long as that colour is blue.
The cost of the wheelchair umbrella varies significantly between vendors. It may be purchased from Youreable for the rather hefty sum of £23.49. Alternatively, Argos sell what has every appearance of being exactly the same item for the more reasonable sum of £11.99.
Lady Bracknell would be the first to admit that this is not an outstandingly attractive item. Nevertheless, having seen today's photograph of the Goldfish, she would venture to suggest that it can perhaps, be considered to be slightly more flattering than a rain poncho.
Whilst travelling to visit the osteopathic gentleman earlier today (25th October), Lady Bracknell was surprised to witness one of these wheelchair umbrellas in use. This has, naturally, provided her ladyship with a better idea of how practical one would be. She suspects that, were Becca to be wheeling into the rain, there is some risk that she would need to so far lower the umbrella to shield her face from getting wet, that she might struggle to see where she was going. Although this issue is, of course, also one which affects ambulant users of umbrellas, Lady Bracknell cannot help but suspect that it might be more problematical for a wheely crip than for someone whose eye level is several feet higher. Of course, never having wheeled herself, her ladyship's assumption may well be wholly erroneous.