It was a glorious afternoon
The first, official, day of Summer
so my cousin and I
decided to go for a walk on a local beach...
The rock on the right is called
the Lion rock.
I suppose that it does look a bit like a lion??!
It seemed that we were not the only ones
who had decided to celebrate summer
by walking on the beach!
There were a lot of people
and their dogs.
Then a group of girls arrived....
riding their ponies!
The ponies really seemed to love it....
as did the girls!
The mothers put out some tall sticks....
and the girls and ponies
did a sort of slalem
You can tell I know nothing about ponies!!
It was brilliantly sunny
Even so....I saw some children...
and their game parents..
I suppose the dog owners and ponies
need to make the most of it
as from 1st April until
dogs and horses will not be allowed
on this beach.
Some large beaches
have an area where dog owners can walk their dogs.
My cousin said I could post pictures
with her in so here we are!
Then she went a bit mad.....
I suppose modelling had gone to her head!!
She accused me
of hoping she would fall in
and I suppose...
.....I might have!!
Apart from all of this
I am, once again, head down
and trying to get
my next assignment done!
It is due in on Thursday
but there's no way I can manage it.
This new condition of mine means that I regularly
spend half a day in the hospital.
I had to do an hours drive
to a centre where the Disabled Students' Association
wanted to review my needs......
and know how to help me.
I must say over these last few years
they have helped me so much..
the only problem
that was another half day gone!
I have to go back into hospital
for more injections.
I am still planning
and was trying to show you some photos
but the 'puter is playing up!
I shall just have to show you some more beach photos
I haven't been doing much reading recently
that is ....apart from studying.
The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale.
It is a magical book
obviously about a toymaker
who makes really magical toys,
His two sons, who are each desperately vying
with each other
to make a better and more magical toy!
It is interspersed with stories of their background
and how they became who they are...
it also almost has an ethical twist..
making the reader stop and think
The other one
that I have just finished is called
Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by Debbie Johnson.
Such a lovely, friendly easy read.
Still the wonderful insight that she shows into the grief
of her main character
whose husband has died suddenly and far too young.
If I were still counselling
this would be a book that I would buy
by the dozen
for anyone who has lost a dear one!
In fact ....I just have !!
Debbie also shows a lot of insight into the minds
There are so many hilarious episodes.
I would thoroughly recommend it!
I think that's it
I hope this finds you well and enjoying
whichever season you are in.
Will look forwards to visiting with you.......