Best stick forward

Hubby had a bad night again last night, having to get up at 3am and not coming back to bed until 7. Her ladyship started to get restless around 7.30, so I got up leaving Hubby in the warmth of my side, had a quick wash and got dressed to take her out.

It was a beautiful morning, warm and sunny after the chill and rains of late, so we set off for the Avenue rather than just a pit stop at the top of the gantry.
dog poop
Actually, I was enjoying the walk so much and with little pain, I decided to attempt the full circuit, turning left at the end of the cut through and walking up to the shops. Maggie was pretty good for me off lead, though she did tend to go a little bit too far in front sometimes for my liking.
I was out for over an hour, and when I got back to the boat, Hubby was still in bed, so I thought I’d go up and have a shower rather than run the risk of being only partially soaped and rinsed in the morning.
The electricity supply here is due to be turned off tomorrow sometime between 8am and 5pm, but knowing our luck, it will probably be all day. The repair work should have been carried out in December, but was postponed.

Hubby was up and the boat clean and tidy by the time I got back, so we had breakfast and decided to go out.
Not being able to walk too far on unfamiliar ground, we settled on a drive to The Malverns, knowing where we could have a cup of tea and an ice cream. This would count as my major syn for the day.
Traffic was minimal, but when we arrived at the car park, it was packed and we were lucky to take one of the last three remaining spaces. We didn’t have to wait in a long queue and Hubby took the teas to a seat and waited for me.
I had just a little problem though, how to carry two ice cream cones with my two sticks. Seeing my dilemma, Hubby left Maggie looped round the table and came to help.
Her eyes never left the cone in my hand, so obviously she did get a bit towards the end.

After our treat and a rest, we continued our drive through the Worcestershire countryside, enjoying the greens and golds of hills and fields alike.

malvern walk 2 malvern walk 1
panaramic copymalvern view malvern view 1
These pictures were taken last year, there is no way I’m up to a hill climb just yet.

We stopped off at the supermarket to buy ingredients for dinner, opting for chicken, green beans, carrots, boiled potatoes and stuffing balls. I also used up the last of my salad stuff as that wouldn’t keep for another day. I’ve made this pack last three meals.
For dessert, I made a poor man’s cheesecake using a single crushed gingernut biscuit (2½ syns), fat free yoghurt and some strawberries.

I’ve tried to vary my meals this week just in case the body was having one of its mad spells and gone into panic because of a change of eating habits!
health diet


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Best stick forward

  1. colinandray says:

    I had to smile at your ice cream dilemma re Maggie. I was waving a sandwich around a few months ago and Ray’s understanding of the situation was quite different from mine. It disappeared down his throat! 🙂

  2. foguth says:

    Beautiful pictures! Hope you have a glorious week!

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