Today is Sunday 27th December

After a stormy night courtesy of the tail end of Bella, the day is bright, sunny and extremely mild. The little bird table got blown over in the heavy winds, but other than that we could see no damage this morning.
I braved the scales and as expected have had more than a sock gain this week, more like a suit of armour or at best a Hazmat suit. This takes me well out of target and gives me a major challenge for the next seven days in getting back to ‘normal’ eating habits.
I’ve checked the dates on all the cakes, chocolate and other goodies that had been squirrelled away or given as gifts, and they stretch to July and August so there’s no stuffing-of-face rush. I shall also not have to buy any biscuits whatsoever until at least April as I found another drawer full of them that I’d forgotten I’d bought ‘For Christmas.’
I’ve checked the SW bible weigh in page and a couple of entries on my blog in years past, and although an expected gain Christmas week, I had applied myself properly and lost that plus a bit more, so there is hope!

We’ve had a lovely walk this morning, taking a couple of slices of bread to feed the ducks. We were worried about Geraldine as last time she didn’t seem interested at all, so today we crumbed the slices into very small pieces to feed as many as possible and finally she got the idea. Once she had, she was a gutty little git and barged everyone out of the way!
There were a lot of people out this morning, many without dogs, so social distancing became a game of tag and waiting in the sidelines. We walked up onto the prom and became fascinated by a trail in the sand. It was like a very narrow groove as it weaved and wound its way along then would suddenly stop. There were no bird footprints, or evidence of anything being dragged, and it was too regular to be something that had been blown in the wind.
We got a couple of odd looks and someone stopped to watch us, so I explained what we were looking at. The guy said ‘Oh, the things we miss or take for granted,’ and walked away with a shrug, probably thinking we’d be let out of the asylum for the day unsupervised.
These trails were apparent over several areas and in different directions, Just before we got to the end of the prom, we discovered what they were. Can you guess?

We walked along the back road and into the park, meeting up with Poppy and her owner.
I got my puppy fix and then some, as did Hubby, and we came home.

Lunch today is the last of the leftovers and cold meat, plus a couple of sausages I’ve taken out of the freezer to pack out the plate.

Hope your day has started well.
Keep safe and warm everyone.

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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14 Responses to Today is Sunday 27th December

  1. When I saw what you cooked for Christmas (in your recent posts) I was awed! We rarely (like never) had more than one meat served and it was ham (I think you call it gammon). You were quite ambitious but now the piper needs to be paid. You will do it though. You always do! I miss my mother’s cookies! She made the best. With all that’s going on here, I just didn’t have time. We are in a bitter freeze with temps hovering in the 30s (-1 for you). Have a great day!

    • We’ve always had a mixture of meats over Christmas, and normally end up having just the one meal with nibbles when we’re hungry. It’s the nibbles that have done the damage!! However, the next day or so are lazy days with minimal cooking, so cold meats for the plate or sandwiches always goes down well.
      In years past (before Hubby and I got together) I would have a lot of people for dinner on the 25th, so we had turkey, gammon and beef with a mountain of veg. Dessert was always the traditional pudding with mince pies. Appetites were huge (partner would have at least 10 roast potatoes) so there was rarely enough left over for Boxing Day.
      It’s turned cold now, so doubtful we’ll be going out again. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  2. Have a good day, enjoy the sunshine

  3. It was really stormy on our hill last night. I think we live on left overs four months.

  4. What a lovely walk! I’m glad Bella didn’t give any unwanted gifts! Take care and stay safe and warm!

  5. murisopsis says:

    We were able to go for a walk too. Not really sunny but there wasn’t any wind and the snow had melted off the street so we were warm enough. We barely have any leftovers except for the pies… Still have a apple blueberry (2 slices) and the eggnog pie (5 slices) and 6 slices of pumpkin bread pudding… All the calories are lurking in the refrigerator waiting to attach themselves to my hips!

  6. Carol anne says:

    what were the trails? Thats awesome and fascinating! I am glad you managed to pull it back, and lose the weight again! Yay!

    • You are the only person to ask Carol Anne, and they were worms. We came across a couple and saw them making the trails in the sand. We’re not sure if they were dropped by birds, or got blown from the grassy banks that lead up to the prom. Glad to solve the mystery though.

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