Cut Short

I went for a Sunday morning walk today with my friend Babs. She lives close by so came up to meet me before joining me on our planned walk around the footpaths above the town. 

The first section is paved and car-free so was an easy, if uphill, stroll to the Hairpin bend on the TT Course. 

We crossed the road and joined the next section of footpath but,  after the recent rainy weather, this section was very muddy and slippery with wet leaves. 

At the bottom of the track we were going to walk down through the houses into town for coffee but at this point the low, grey, damp cloud turned to a persistent,  drenching drizzle.  We decided to follow the series of ginnels / alleys between the houses back towards our starting point. 

We surprised P by arriving home earlier than planned but the three of us spent a very pleasant hour together chatting over coffee and sharing a rather nice date and walnut cake which I had bought yesterday at the Farmers Market.



Who cares if it rains when you have cake!

18 comments:

  1. Now I'm hungry, again. I went for my hike and now a cup of coffee and some of that cake would go down so well!

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  2. We bought some nice looking cream cakes in Tesco yesterday.

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    1. I thought the date and walnut would count as one of my five-a-day 😁

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  3. Sometimes changing one's plans makes a pleasant surprise.

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  4. The early return could have been awkward for Lord Peregrine if at that time he had fixed up his secret weekly appointment with his mistress - Nurse Fluff.

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    1. Now that would certainly have been a surprise to all of us.

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  5. Well, now a nice snack like that certainly evens out the walk in the rain, doesn't it?

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  6. I read the title and wondered how short your hair was now 😊
    I bet P was surprised when you walked back in the house unannounced.

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    1. I am badly in need of a proper haircut. I have been doing it myself since February. Do you think the shaggy look is back in fashion?

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  7. I'm trying to avoid cake - and failing miserably - at the moment! At £3.50 that seems a bargain too.

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    1. It was good value, considering it was home-made, filled with lots of good, natural ingredients. No nasty additives. Very tasty, but I would need a few more walks to burn off those calories.

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  8. That looks yummy! It is nice to spend time with friends again, JayCee!

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  9. Not me! Cake is the antidote to a lot of things....
    xxx

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