eunice: (beach)
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 I went to town today. I go every wednesday morning, and go for a walk along the seafront with my chums. There are usually six of us, and we've been doing this walk for three years. We never get tired of it, the sea is always different.

Today, as tit was actually, honestly warm and the sun was shining, half of Aber were also out. Walking the Promenade, having coffee and a gossip, watching dogs running mad on the beach. There was even a couple of surfers; the first we've seen this year. We don't reckon to get many warm days here: if it's not raining in Aber, it's going to: so everyone makes the most of it when it happens. 

We met up with a lady who was cycling along the footpath, with a puppy in a basket in the back. Of course we all had to pet the puppy and have our fingers licked and kissed by her. Gorgeous little pup! The lady said she had bred her, and she was a pug. She didn't look like any pug I'd ever seen. Reason being, this particular breeder is trying to breed the flat face out of her pugs. Well done! The chief vet of the UK has said that he is concerned about the flat-face breeds and the difficulty they have in breathing. Many of them have to go to a vet to have their nostrils widened. It's ridiculous, when you know that the original breeds, in the 19th century, had perfectly respectable muzzles and noses. Like the pug puppy we met today. I'm all for that, and I wish the chief vet would also make a like remark about flat-faced cats. There's no need for that at all.

Anyway, back to the sea, which was blue and a little rough, hence the surfers. Before I went walking I'd been to the nurse for my bi-annual blood test. I have a diabetic M.O.T. coming up. It seems that my blood pressure is a little high. But nothing to worry about. She was a good phlebotomist, but I still have a bruise and a sore arm. After our walk we went for coffee in the Medina, a rather nice Spanish cafe. It was pretty full, we couldn't get our usual table. But we did manage to get around a large one, that takes all six of us easily. That's why I like the Medina, that and their gorgeous coffee. We were also given delicious hand-made little shortbread biscuits with our coffees.

So, I'm back home, with sore feet. I always suffer that way after a walk; or else my knees give me gip. But it's worth it for the gossip and the sea air. Once again, I thank the Goddess that I live in Aberystwyth!

Date: 2017-03-15 09:17 pm (UTC)
jackjanderson: (Jack & Daniel)
From: [personal profile] jackjanderson
I do enjoy a good walk along the beach, it's so relaxing and the sea air is a wonderful thing. Puppies in baskets sound wonderful.

Date: 2017-03-16 12:04 pm (UTC)
gwendraith: (tea-rex)
From: [personal profile] gwendraith
I'd be walking along that seafront each day if I lived there, too. It's a lovely place. Our family friend did his degree and masters at Aberystwyth and lived on the seafront.

Good for the lady attempting to breed out flat faces. The poor animals can barely breathe.

Date: 2017-03-21 03:22 pm (UTC)
katiedid717: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiedid717
Last spring I would walk to the beach with the little boy I babysat, and three years ago I would ride my bike along the seawall at sunrise on sleepless weeks. The water is so soothing.


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