Hubby let me sleep in this morning, so Maggie and I didn’t surface until after 9am.
It was a glorious morning, so we decided to do the washing and get it out on the line to dry.
After the Tuna Rinse, there wasn’t that much to do, but we had bulky items like jumpers and joggers, and they always smell nicer from being line dried.
Photo: October 2017, test driving the new washing line!
I walked Maggie round the block after breakfast and when I got back, suggested going out rather than sitting indoors all morning. We had a bit of shopping to do, so decided to go into Skeggy.
The town was packed, and there was a school providing a dance demonstration to the crowds.
God those kids were good, the music a good foottapper, and oh how I wish I could still twist, twirl and bounce like they were doing. Still, we all know what happened last time I was dancing in the street.
I managed to restock my tin cupboard and get a few more bits and pieces for less than £20, so although the budget took a hit with all those prepared salads I had last month (some £15 of my fresh veg sheet of £35), it’s looking good for April so far.
Hubby is still on the little and often meals, so I am banning myself from the kitchen unless I’m preparing a meal for the two of us. Yesterday we had chilli, but Hubby split his and had it in two sittings. Apart from breakfast, I just had the one main meal.
Today he is having soup whereas I shall be making myself a mushroom omelette with veggies. If he wants anything extra, he is quite content to get it himself so I’m not tempted to join in.
Coming back, we decided to stop at the beach to give Maggie a run.
There was a young seal pup on the sand (as usual, no camera) and a young woman was on the phone to the seal sanctuary. Hubby was able to get close enough not to alarm it and walked all round it.
They have such lovely faces, and those eyes…………….. beautiful.
Anyway, he could see no signs of injury or discharge from its eyes, mouth, nose or hind quarters, though there did seem to be a small puncture wound on its left flank, but that wasn’t bleeding or weeping.
The woman finished her call and said there had been several reports of it. We chatted for a little while and her young family were fascinated but gave the seal plenty of room and didn’t crowd it. People were keeping their dogs at a distance and Maggie was brilliant, showing no interest at all, and the pup remained perfectly calm despite its audience.
When we got back to the car, we reported it too, and were assured someone was coming out to see to it and make sure it was OK.
It’s not unusual to see them, but better safe than sorry.
We got home just as the sky began to cloud over and were pleased that the washing was completely dry.
Looking at the forecast, we can expect rain this afternoon with possible thunder.