Sunny Saturday

This morning dawned bright and gloriously sunny with a promise of temperatures in the high teens.

P left the (new) house at 10:00 a.m. as he was taking part in the Manx Mountain Marathon so I had the entire day all to myself.

I walked the 5 minutes down the hill to Ramsey Town centre then enjoyed a stroll in and out of all the shops, browsing and generally getting to know what was what.

Saturday is the farmer's market day in Ramsey and the stalls were all laid out in the square, with deckchairs out on the grassy area for the customers. It was a great atmosphere with the sun shining.



I bought a couple of gifts and some bits and pieces for the house then made my way back up the hill to our new home.

I was surprised to discover that I had been out for two hours walking around  but had enjoyed myself.

Back home, lunch was  a smoked trout sandwich and then fruit. Luxury.

I spent the rest of the afternoon unpacking boxes and moving things around until P returned home, exhausted .

Now we are relaxing after supper watching the evening sun catching the trees on May Hill behind the house. 


27 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect day JayCee - made lovelier by the summery weather. I expect that one of the gifts was for me. Did you get one for Dave Northsider? Perhaps some nasal hair clippers?

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  2. How did P get on with his marathon? It sounds like torture to me; I'd have been happier joining you at the farmer's market.

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    1. Well, he managed to finish but didn't get the time he hoped for. Something to do with fetching and carrying our house contents all week???

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  3. Sounds like a great market JayCee. You never know what you might find. Fantastic weather too.

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  4. It feels like you have both settled in so quickly into your new home. Must be a good feeling as moving can feel odd sometimes. XXXX

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    1. Yes it does seem like home now albeit temporary xxx

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  5. Seems to me a perfect place to live. How much I love markets.

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  6. You sound to be enjoying things. New unfamiliar farmers' markets are always good to look round.

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    1. Especially with local produce and friendly folk.

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  7. And we see grass, real grass - green fresh stuff under your feet! We can only dream. Deckchairs on real grass - now that IS luxury.

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  8. What a great way to spend time on a lovely, sunny day. The market...not the marathon. :)

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    1. Yes, my choice was the better option 🙂

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  9. I'm glad that you wisely chose the market instead of the marathon. I love leisurely strolls through outdoor markets.

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    1. Especially when the sun is shining

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    2. Let's get real here. If it was pouring down the rain, I'd still choose the leisurely stroll through outdoor markets over the marathon. But I'm a bit of a weirdo.

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  10. Sounds like you had a lovely day. The weather cooperated and your new home town looks so nice. How convenient to have so many places to explore so near to your home.

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  11. You're in! Sometimes, it's good to be able to walk 5 minutes into town rather than having to drive.

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    1. That was one of the main reasons why we decided to downsize.

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  12. The experience in the temporary accommodation may effect your whole view on what/where you actually want to buy in the end. I think it is all positive. xxx

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    1. It has certainly made us think about what we would like in the longer term xx

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  13. Hurray you're in and settled! How fab to be able to walk to the shops etc. It's the reason I bought my house, too!
    xxx

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