Today is Saturday 16th May

It’s a beautifully sunny day, just right for a walk on the beach, up on the prom, and into the cafe for cheesecake and coffee.
Yeah, in your dreams.
Photo: June 2018

Hubby was up early and took the dog out before 6 to avoid the masses.
Even then, there were several people out and a black labrador took an instant shine to Maggie and would not leave her alone. Hubby warned the owner that she was old and twitchy, and asked him to call his dog off. We don’t let her off lead at all now on our walks as she tends to go running in any direction regardless of traffic if she sees the postman or another dog. I’m glad we have an extending lead which gives her some leeway to explore!
Hubby had to amend his intentions to avoid said labrador and owner who seemed to be wanting to go in whatever direction he did, and ended up on the beach.
Wish I’d been there with him as there was a deer running along the sand. The problem was there were people and dogs in both directions and the poor animal had nowhere to go.  There was nothing Hubby could do, so in order to get out of everyone’s way, he walked back, meeting up yet again with black ladrador and owner, this time on opposite sides of the road as the dog wanted to go up on the beach but the owner didn’t. Visions of disaster as traffic was building up and it’s a blind corner so if the dog shot across the road and a car was coming, well, I don’t like to think about it.

I’ve therefore had a late start to the day, and here it is now 10 am.
We’ve all had breakfast, and today’s main meal is a cottage pie with baked beans. Maggie will have some of the minced beef before I add anything else. We seem to be making progress with getting her to eat her own dinner now by cutting it up and mixing it with our ‘goodies’, plus limiting her biscuits to 5 or 6 a day.
We had an early night last night, but she wasn’t having that as after a two hour snooze, got me up at 11.45 to go out. She did the business though, and settled down again until 5.30 so I’m not complaining.

We plan to do absolutely nothing and go nowhere today as we anticipate holiday makers coming for the weekend or day trips. The caravan parks and picnic areas are all open now and no doubt the town is excited at the prospect of revenue but locals are nervous wrecks.

Hope you all have a good day. Keep well and safe.

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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21 Responses to Today is Saturday 16th May

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be to be forced to stay in your hone and garden because tourists take over where you live.

  2. Sadje says:

    Have a good one! 💖

  3. Small silver lining to all that tourist mess – you have a nice garden to go sit in…deck chair, happy dog, even a beverage of your choice Today as I took my kids and we drove to get breakfast, I saw a group of 20 to 30 somethings, all decked out in their jogging togs. Standing around in a close circle gabbling. Coming back from the fast food place, I saw them running along Main Street, all clustered up together. I thought to myself “thank goodness for common sense. I’ll potentially outlast the stupid ones.’ You stay safe too!!

    • No deck chairs (yet, wait til we get the shed!!) but we have some folding chairs in the bedroom which we take out on the drive to chat with our neighbour. It’s turned a little overcast now, but is still warm. Have got a group of bikers in town at the moment, all sitting outside a (closed) chippy. GO HOME!!!
      Also seen a few people on pushbikes which are available to hire. They can GO HOME too!!

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Great post glorious photo 💜

  5. murisopsis says:

    It seems that when folks go on holiday they pack everything but their common sense and brains!

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