A Sunday Walk along the Prom

After breakfast, we went for a walk, choosing to go through the park, up along the prom and then into town.
The lake was like a mill pond. Once again I only had my phone and the pictures are rubbish, but you get the idea.

We have the geese and ducks back, so it’s a little like old times.

The prom and beach were quite busy as dog walkers were exercising their pets and I had to laugh when two golden retrievers were frolicking in the waves, absolutely soaked and having a whale of a time. Maggie loved to swim, but sadly the sand would irritate her and even if we washed her off when we got home, there were still instances when she would clean her feet and lick them raw. We always kept some antibiotic cream in the doggie box along with her other medication. We had remedies for upset tummies, sore feet and stiff joints along with the nail clippers, antiseptic spray and clean up pads for wounds, and anti-flea treatments.
We were given another card the other day and I took a better picture of her in the frame by the window.


Hubby has put this one on my screen saver. She was about a year old here, and hadn’t developed her springer ears or feathers yet. This is another contender for the canvas print.
In contrast, the town was almost deserted.
Being Sunday, shops don’t open until 10 o’clock and we were early, but it was quite depressing at how many places were closed. Some are for good as the boards are up showing leases and freeholds for sale. The town managed with the first lockdown, but the second has hit hard. We saw very few people, and those we did were hunched and looking at the ground. We said good morning though, and they perked up a bit to respond but other than that, there is little soul left here.

We got back just after 10 and invited our neighbour in for a cuppa. Sunday is her day for family contact both here and in Australia, so she will be on the phone most of the day, but we weren’t surprised that she declined as we’re aware of the 25th anniversary of her son’s passing this month. She is having a hard time at the moment.

Dinner has been had, sausage, onion gravy, mash, peas, carrots and 2 sprouts for Hubby whereas I had a mountain of veg and new potatoes from the garden rather than mash. It all went down very well.

We’ve worked together in trying to get some of my template ideas on paper. Hubby laminated the cutouts and I made some discs up for gemstones or butterflies.

I shall be experimenting next week!

 

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! 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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13 Responses to A Sunday Walk along the Prom

  1. Sadje says:

    Second wave and lockdowns have hit the economy everywhere. Stay safe my friend

  2. A perfect area to walk.

  3. That’s very bittersweet. It is disheartening to see the business closures, and feel the emptiness of your ‘holidays’ town, but remember when there were so many people you were tearing your hair out? This has to feel a bit better. Sweet to have the beautiful photos of Maggie. I hope you know that you and your hubby have been in my thoughts all this week, and will remain in them for the foreseeable future as your own loss remains with you! It is just a very sad time of year (for me anyway), so many deaths, and so many people I once knew having passed away in this season (Autumn) and the upcoming one (Winter). Take care and your dinner? Sounded LOVELY and delicious/nutritious! Good for you!

    • I do indeed remember moaning about so many people Melanie. The town is a holiday resort afterall, and come October/November it was good to get our town back. Surprisingly, we have not felt the worst of it as a bigger resort some 20 miles away has more shop closures than we have shops!
      Thank you for your kind thoughts my friend. You can probably guess what my gratitude will be on your SYW post tomorrow.

  4. willowdot21 says:

    Thinking of you ❤️

  5. murisopsis says:

    Wonderful photo of Maggie! She is looking very regal in that one. We are seeing closures too. The shopping mall is half empty and they have lost 2 of the 3 “anchor” stores. It will be a miracle if it survives… We’ve been eating soup and more soup! I made a corn crab chowder, a chicken and sausage bean pot, and beef vegetable. I have to admit I’m a little tired of soup!

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