Making the most of it

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.

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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.


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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13 Responses to Making the most of it

  1. I would love to live somewhere I could see seals – they seem far more exotic than our deer and turkeys (though I suppose those seem exotic to those who don’t have them).

  2. joyroses13 says:

    Awh!! So cool to see a live seal so close! Thanks for sharing and I do hope its okay.

  3. Michael says:

    I do love your ‘A day in the life of Di and her Hubby accompanied by Maggie’. I was intrigued by your clothesline of all things. I remember as kid lots of backyards had that style of line propped up in the middle by another pole.

    • Thanks Michael! I so missed not having a line on the boat and MSM was not allowed to have one either as it’s one of the covenant’s on her property complex!
      We had a rotary line in several of our properties but they never really seemed to hold much and stuff in the middle took longer to dry as a rule. We had a long line in the bungalow and also in the cottage. A straight line is definitely the best way to dry things and the clothes props were usually a piece of 2 by 4 with a notch in it! As a kid, we would throw a blanket over Mum’s clothes horse and make a tent, then when we were bigger, the blanket was thrown over the line. for a bigger tent we could stand up in. Oh those were the days. 🙂

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