It has been a busy week this week, with various appointments for my son and husband. I was hoping after the EMA assignment I would be able to relax and chill out, but it was not to be! the life of the carer is a busy one! With having to book and arrange appointments son and so on.
Quite a few appointments for this week, one of which was cancelled at the hospital just at the last minute.
Unfortunately, we had already taken the bus when they rang us to cancel the appointment at the hospital, right at the last minute, typical of the NHS no available replacement ophthalmologist!
Needless to say I was furious! They said sorry and that they will phone with new appointment hopefully this same day.
So it was that we found ourselves at the sea-side on a sunny but rather windy day. "Well mustn't grumble !" as they say.
I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do a bit of shopping first. It had been a while since we had been there, and then I went to look for WH Smiths for some good quality writing paper and pens, but I soon found that they had closed down vanished ! What's going on!
The same with Wilkos too. It seems they have been replaced by other shops, neither of which sold what I actually needed.
However, we found a lovely little cheese shop that sold artisan products and I bought some special large sandwiches with local cheeses in and pickles the bread was excellent it tasted home made, I think it could be corn bread as it was a lovely yellow colour. I also bought a take- away coffee and a small fruit loaf. It all smelt and tasted delicious!
Slowly we made our way down to the sea front, to look at the sea, the weather was sunny but was bracing to say the least!
Many holiday makers were dressed in their tiny shorts and flimsy little summer dresses, they shivered in the gusty wind as they walked along the promenade eating ice creams with their children.
I felt so sorry for them coming here for the school holidays expecting sunshine! I had on my jeans and a warm knitted blue & white striped jumper dress, long thick navy cadigan coat with white woolen scarf and I still felt cold!
Took a brief walk along the promenade but decided against buying an ice cream as it was already cold enough!
Surprisingly the beach was packed, despite the cold weather. We just sat on a bench, relaxed and ate the remainder of our sandwiches, enjoying the little bit of sun shine, when it did eventually appear from behind the clouds.
We just had the time to visit the lovely large supermarket before our bus was due. Finished the shopping, we hurried to catch the bus which was nice and warm inside, after it had been standing for a long while in the sunshine. A few residents from our village that we knew said "hello" they had been shopping too, but had definitely not been down to the beach!
I was glad to be going home in the end. The hospital rang while we were on the bus to give us a new appointment, lets hope the weather will be better next month!