Today (Tuesday) it seems that Spring really has arrived.
I had to collect my prescription from the GP surgery which is a 40 minute walk across town. P offered to drop me off as he had to drive in that direction to get new windscreen wiper blades fitted but, as it was a gloriously sunny, mild day I elected to walk.
There was only a light breeze and it felt so good to walk alongside the shore, looking over towards the Cumbria hills and breathing in that fresh sea air.
Walking through the park, I was able to admire the extensive display of spring flowers, all now out in force, and listen to the clamour of the small birds singing away all around me.
I collected my prescription and walked back down "Heart Attack Hill" into town to drop it off at the pharmacy. It would be around 20 minutes before it was ready to collect so I wandered around the supermarket, buying a few bargains for the freezer.
Back home again after my hour and a half's gentle exercise, P was ready with the coffee and a chocolate biscuit for me. He had been busy working in the garden, which is really coming back to life now.
It certainly feels like Spring is here, despite the forecast for more heavy rain on the way.
Unfortunately for a couple of families there has been a cliff landslip in the coastal village of Laxey. Two houses on the clifftop have had to be evacuated and the services disconnected as it is deemed to be too hazardous to continue occupation there. I can't imagine how those residents are feeling right now.
What a pleasant morning you had, not only some exercise but in good weather too.ReplyDelete
Those poor householders in Laxey won't be in any mood to enjoy the spring weather - what a terrible thing to happen. Household Insurance doesn't often cover such things, so I wonder what will happen? It seems throughout the world that landslides are happening more frequently and so more homes are at risk.
Yes, I felt quite guilty about enjoying my morning after reading the news.Delete
It's the same here today, JayCee ,and I'm just about to walk into town to the cash point just for a bit of fresh Spring air! How horrible for those families who have been evacuated...ReplyDelete
Enjoy your Spring day Vronni xxxDelete
It's Monsoon this week down on the Irish Riviera. At least I got my seed potatoes planted on Saturday. Hope they don't rot. Nows the time take an holiday if you can afford to.ReplyDelete
We have heavy rain on its way over here for tonight. You didn't send it did you?Delete
No. It was probably YP.Delete
Not guilty your honour.Delete
Mild and dry here today too which is rare lately.ReplyDelete
Houses on the Norfolk coast have had to be demolished recently (and over the last decades) because of cliff falls - frightening.
I would be pretty terrified if I lived that close to the edge.Delete
It's not quite as warm or springy as your home but you have convinced me that I will need to get out for a walk this afternoon! Thanks, JayCee, I need the exercise! :)ReplyDelete
Glad to be of service, Ellen.Delete
Is there really a street in Ramsey called Heart Attack Hill? Does it belong to a fashion for medical street names as in Brain Tumour Avenue, Liver Failure Drive and Halitosis Crescent? I couldn't find Heart Attack Hill on Google Maps.ReplyDelete
Ha, ha. It is really Windsor Mount/ Bay View . Once you have briskly walked up there you will realise why it is referred to as Heart Attack Hill.Delete
It’s ‘temperamental time’ here in Melbourne - the weather keeps changing its mind. One day it’s summer next it’s autumn (winter even)! Shorts&Tshirts are not back in the drawers yet - what am I going to wear’ is a daily cry nowReplyDelete
I feel your pain, Cathy. The same story here.Delete
Erosion is causing terrible problems around the world and is becoming worse, especially coastal erosion. The houses in the photos look to be in good order, so it is rather sad for the owners.ReplyDelete
We are getting so much heavy rain these days it is not surprising that the saturated ground is slipping away.Delete
I'm afraid that I wouldn't have waited for someone to tell me it was time to move, I'd have been heading smartly inland. The sad thing is that a house is the biggest investment most people will ever make. I hope the insurance companies there are fair. We sure can't count on that on our side of the pond.ReplyDelete
Nor on this side.Delete
Wednesday here now and the sun is shining again. It did rain yesterday. A perfect day for a walk. We have a heart attack hill right outside our door. I judge my fitness by the number of times I have to stop before reaching the top.ReplyDelete
Spring flowers are bright and cheery. Live the season
Oh yes, I try to get to the top of the hill without stopping but it's not possible!Delete