I've had enough of the Xmas madness already, I needed to get some food shopping today and couldn't face going into the city fighting the crowds and traffic so headed out to the little Co-Op at the coast. I got there by 9 and out again before it got busy. I used my co-op stamps I have been saving through the year which amounted to £25 so saved myself some money as well. I know I'm a miserable old so and so but I really can't cope with all the Xmas craziness. I just keep thinking about all the resources and energy being used, all the animals that are going to be killed and eaten ( or often wasted, you can only eat so much) and all the waste that will be thrown into land fill afterwards. Yes I know Ba Humbug but I like to keep it simple, for me it is about being with the ones I love. The bearded one and I usually go in to the city on Xmas Eve and buy a little something for each other. It is surprisingly quiet by then, and lots of things are in the sale. We have a meal, a glass or two or three of wine, well o.k. a bottle and chill out before catching the bus home. Oh well each to their own.
Here comes the rain
The beach bar that was nearly swept away last year has built up it fortifications.
Of course being by the sea I couln't resist a walk along the beach even though it was blowing a gale. I put on so many layers I could hardly move, but it was a wonderful way to get away from it all. The perfect antidote to all the madness. I needed the exercise as well, I have an app on my phone which tells me how far I have walked, I'm managing less than 5,000 steps a day. Useless! I have been in pain again lately so I really need to get fit and healthy and lose some of the weight I gained while recovering from my ops. The last thing I want is another operation!
Stay warm everyone,
Welcome to Carol :)