Sunday 31 January 2021

Determined but daft.

 It took me a while but I washed and dressed.  After lunch the DP drove to my happy place.  No free Blue Badge spaces but he managed to get the chariot out and I got to the railings.

Hopefully not followed by a step back.

Saturday 30 January 2021


No better.  The DP insists I am always like this with a chest infection.  Totally fed up.

Some photos for you of our dining room.

Wine helps-honest.

Friday 29 January 2021

Still here.

 My day now is around pill taking.  Fingers crossed there is some improvement tomorrow.

Thursday 28 January 2021


The DP has made a swift recovery.  Good.  I have not.  

While I have been ill - outside the dangerously leaning wall has been taken down and rebuilt.

Well pleased.

Wednesday 27 January 2021


 Still poorly.  Now the DP has a urinary infection.  He also has antibiotics.  Feel so guilty as he still has to do everything.

Tuesday 26 January 2021


 Had to request a visit from the GP.  Nurse came - I have a chest infection.  Antibiotics and steroids.

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


Sunny but cold.

I managed a short walk as it was less slippy.

 Boats .


Tiger Hill and walkers.


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


 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.


And of course there were surfers.

Lots of walkers.

Oystercatchers too.

A good day.

Friday 22 January 2021


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.


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.