Monday, 25 January 2021

Monday and struggling.

Fed up.  Such a struggle today.  District/Community nurse came.  Redressed the ankle.  It keeps swelling .  But I got the boots on.  We made it to the happy place.  I got out of the car and did a short walk.


Photo taken from a distance.  My walk went in the other direction.  Not so many people.



Surf School just starting.


The tattooed swimmer.  Brave or mad?  It was cold but not freezing.  Most swimmers in the bay would wear a wet suit though.


Some Gulls.


My all time favourites Oystercatchers.

 

Boat on the horizon.



Back home we have the builders back doing the wall at the front garden.  Pictures tomorrow.  It is taller than it was previously.  And not leaning now!  

Tom Stephenson asked about the Prom.  It was way busy in past years.  There was a small train toing and froing.  Now parked in the Heritage Centre.  We are all very proud of the Esplanade and the beach.  Great cameraderie among those of us who walk there frequently.

An award winning beach.  Water is clean. Air is clean.  I love it here I can see fields and hear the sea.  Ten to fifteen minutes to drive to the Prom.  Having struggling days is my biggest drawback.  You learn to cope.  One day I will read the bit about end days of COPD but not just yet.

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Sunday.

Sunny but cold.

I managed a short walk as it was less slippy.






 Boats .


Gulls.


Tiger Hill and walkers.


Beach.


Reflection of the Sun setting.





There the sun goes.

The DP went to the harbour.  Lots of film crews etc.




C.N.N. NEWS.  Brexit - fishermen not happy.

There you go.  Night night.


Saturday, 23 January 2021

Saturday.

 The sun shone but overnight we had had snow.

The rear garden.

First thing I had my monthly Ibandronic acid pill.  I then have to sit or stand for one hour before having breakfast.  Managed it.  The pill is to combat bones crumbling.

After lunch to the Prom.  Tiger Hill with snow.



And an icy slippery Prom path.

I managed to the railings.  But not go for a walk as that was a risk too far.




Boats.


And of course there were surfers.


Lots of walkers.



Oystercatchers too.

A good day.





Friday, 22 January 2021

Friday.

My carer is unwell so did not come.  I rejected a replacement and managed on my own.   Having someone else is difficult as I have to tell them what to do and I get breathless talking!

An improvement in the weather so very thankfully we went to the Prom.

Still the high winds so I remained in the car.  These through the car window while I breathed in vitamin sea.



The DP took my camera.

Fishing boat away out to fish.



Oystercatchers.


Blackheaded Gull.


Today's Surfers.  Father and child.


Oystercatchers in flight.

Still looking for inspiration to get painting again.  This might do it.  Fingers crossed.  Although I think having had the jab/vaccine may work better!

We have had a lot of rain and the fields are flooded as they are so saturated now.

A Grey Heron in a field up the road in the floods.

The days are lengthening.


Sun setting through the trees.

Vaccination goes on apace.  Still waiting but now the vulnerable are next on the list.  

You are such a supportive bunch for which I thank you.









Thursday, 21 January 2021

Thursday.

 Weather been totally foul.  High winds and torrential rain.  I have not left the house am now very down.  Hopefully better tomorrow.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Wednesday.

 Not a lot happened.  No sign of the builders.

I did get a text message from the Government.  "As someone on the shielding list you will be offered your first coronavirus vaccine dose by mid February......"  I will be contacted by my NHS Health board or G.P.  Whoooooo.


To the Prom.




Getting dark.  The boats had their lights on.

I did get out of the car.  So cold.




Surf School.  Improvement every day, so good to see.

I did a short walk.  Difficult.



Beach walkers.


Back in the car.