I know it’s only August, but the apples in the garden are ripe and the mornings have a delicious misty chill that I totally love. On Friday I had arranged to visit my friend Su for a cup of tea (my socialising ration for the week) and said I would get there in time to walk her puppy with her. The morning was so lovely I just couldn’t bear to sit in traffic on the London Rd, so I grabbed my camera and walked down to the canal and along to Sydney Gardens. We ended up walking back along the same bit of the canal with Abbey the dog and back across the meadow. Had a lovely long chat and a herbal tea, tried not to undo too much of Abbey’s ongoing puppy-training, and then headed back via Morrisons to pick up stuff as we had friends coming to dinner on Saturday evening.
Now here I must point out I am not a badly educated person – 8 o’levels, 4 a’levels, a BScEcon(hons) and some odds and ends of professional qualifications – but I still manage to be not very bright! Weeks at hip and knee classes learning how to manage dodgy old arthritic knees, and I know I shouldn’t over do walking and that carrying heavy weights (like bags of food shopping) adds stress to the knee joints, so what do I do? I walk a jolly long way and carry heavy bags! Duh! So it should not have been a surprise that I spent the afternoon struggling to stand and whinging about the pain. It cheered me up no end though when Mark came home from work early and with flowers and a blu ray (Divergent).
I did the same walk and took photos back in January on a frosty morning. It’s nice to look back and compare: https://deerediary.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/the-beautiful-city-of-bath/