Today is Sunday 31st May

Last day of May, and five months of the year gone already.
Not much on the agenda today, so we walked up to the prom to see what was what, and it wasn’t as bad as yesterday. However, still a lot of strange faces about and social distancing went by the wayside again.
Down by the clubhouse, the emergency ramp is a makeshift car park again, and there are quite a few swimmers in the sea.

We found it increasingly annoying and frustrating that we gave everyone approaching or sitting on the sidelines plenty of room, but did cyclists or families out for a stroll? Nope. Had to walk along the same line as us, and one idiot on a bike came so close to me I could count the hairs on his chin. We had no idea he was there as he didn’t ring his bell or announce his presence in any way.
The bikers are in town, black leather clad figures practicing the rules as they sat on the wall six feet apart and those standing were an equal distance away from their friends. It made a pleasant change and we certainly haven’t got a problem with that.

The sausages and chipolatas were sprawled semi naked on the beach. You could hear their fat sizzle and one guy was so shiny with oil, you could see the sun’s reflection.
Alongside him lay a female with boobs vying to make their own sand castles. Yuk.

The prom cafes are all open now, as is the one in the park and all the public loos. Camper vans are on the roads, and we reckon next week will see an influx of visitors on a much larger scale. We intend to stay home, venturing out only to walk the dog. We don’t need any shopping, and even if we did, it wouldn’t be anything vital as we’ve replaced everything as we’ve used it.

On with the day then.
Fish for dinner today with wedges and baked beans. I had my tomato pasta yesterday, so today’s fish will be a treat.

Have a good day and stay safe everyone.

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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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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28 Responses to Today is Sunday 31st May

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Are there at least police patrolling trying to ensure people keep a safe distance from each other and wear masks?

  2. Liz says:

    I totally agree with Fransi’s comments.

    As for cyclists in my area, I git clipped by one just over a month ago, on the pavement. I did not know he was anywhere near, until he passed. Never slowed down as he tried to weave between me and a person on the opposite side of the pavement I was keeping my distance from. We were at a bend of the pavement this point and I thought I was going to witness the cyclist to crash into him. But no, as he wobbled and steered to avoid, he clipped me. Never stopped and it wasn’t until just seconds after he disappeared, that I realised my elbow was hurting. So I had a painful elbow for two weeks and odd soreness since, stirring up my tennis elbow
    I think cyclists need to be back on the road. They can go fast as they like then, cos cyclists never keep to pace of a pedestrian on the pavement.

    • My Mum was hit by a cyclist when she was walking on the pavement years ago. She had a nasty wound on her leg and they had to be careful it didn’t ulcerate. She had witnesses and it was reported but nothing was done.

      • Liz says:

        That’s not good that nothing was done, when reported.

      • No mobile phones or cameras in those days, and the rider didn’t stop. One of those incidents gathering dust in the archives.

      • Liz says:

        Terrible.

        I didn’t report because all I knew it was a bloke. But as for what he looked like, he had a hoody. The guy in front of me wouldn’t have been able to seen.
        There is a camera in that area. But whether they’d have used it, I don’t know.
        With everything going on in the world and how I was myself, (not how the cyclist made me feel) was why I didn’t bother.

  3. willowdot21 says:

    I do not envy you Di, mind you fair dos to the bikers πŸ’œ

  4. murisopsis says:

    The fast food places have all opened their diningrooms but most people have continued to do drive through. We had coupons for a free “Impossible burger” so we decided to go. The drive-through lines were so long we put on our masks and headed inside. It was nice to see that the employees were masked. We grabed ours and got out fast – made it before the line had moved more than a few cars… Of course we were like mad men with the hand sanitizer and had to microwave the whole bag before starting the meal (which gave us time to wash up)! We stayed at a hotel that was hosting a biker convention – they looked scary but were very courteous and pleasant folks!

    • Our chippies in the High Street opened over a week ago. Next week will see a lot more shops and entertainments opening. We are staying well away and will get a ‘feel’ of things in due course.

  5. Carol anne says:

    People are nuts! I cant believe the UK is already mostly open! They’ve had so many deaths, stay safe di!

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