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A walk by the sea

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

This is the first day Ive felt up to anything more than a token walk but finally Im feeling more myself - except that it was massively windy and pouring with rain - real stair rod stuff! So I sulked around at home and cleared away a lot of things out of harms way meaning that my grandchildren are coming to stay this weekend. My reward was that the sun came out and I was enticed. It's co-oo-old but a really beautiful bright day for a walk so I thought Id take you with me.

Out of the front door of the building where my flat is and into the green square.

Down towards one of the views that persuaded us to move here

Round the curves on the crescent below our square

Down the steps to street level

Across the road to the sea onto the lawns with their ubiquitous dogwalkers. There was a white standard poodle with outrageous pom-poms and a pink diamante bow on her forehead but the owner forbad me to take her picture so youll have to imagine that very formidable sight!

Further along the promenade there is the first of two cafes - this one. with no inside space, generally has a seagull waiting for any scraps left by customers.

Too cold for a coffee here today although there are various intrepid coffee drinkers enjoying the view of the sea but let's plod on . . .

. . past the Peace Statue

. . past our poor burnt out pier, the victim of arson, which has a beauty all of its own

It's alright - we're nearly there!

And here it is - our final destination!

A beautifully restored Victorian bandstand. Musicians used to play here regularly but now the upper part has tables and chairs in the summer or on balmy evenings there are tango nights or live music of one sort or another. The downstairs used to be the dressing room and instrument storage room, when needed, but now it has been converted into a very quaint little bistro with extremely good coffee. Definitely a good thing because Im running out of energy and need to top up for my return home.

Hope you enjoyed the walk - come with me again soon emoticon

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PINKANGEL73 11/26/2013 11:03AM

    Lovely photos. Glad to see you have got back on spark too, even though you've been under the weather. Sea air always blows away the cobwebs.

I finally persuaded myself to start food tracking again yesterday and also added fitness tracking for the first time since I started on here. Glad I talked myself out of leaving it until after Christmas - no time like the present! emoticon

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DEE107 11/22/2013 12:20AM

    Directed by Caz love the walk

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GAYEMC 11/21/2013 5:11PM

    I really enjoyed the walk with you, thanx Caz!

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ANNEMAC5 11/21/2013 2:39PM

    Directed by Caz and really enjoyed your walk

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LKWQUILTER 11/21/2013 6:12AM

    Beautiful walk.

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BEFIT014 11/21/2013 5:42AM

    What a beautiful walk!

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SHAWFAN 11/21/2013 5:15AM

    Lovely walk! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MJ7DM33 11/20/2013 7:16PM

  I did enjoy the walk! Thx for sharing!

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NEW-CAZ 11/20/2013 3:37PM

    Brighton's architecture and character are unmistakable Sonia, loved walking with you!

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CATLADY52 11/20/2013 3:29PM

    What a lovely walk! Thank you for showing us some of the sights. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 11/20/2013 2:42PM

    I loved this, felt like I was walking with you!! I liked the way you did the blog with each step and turn. That bandstand is so nice-reminds me of the ones they have at the Villages where they do have bands every night. At least they still use yours for entertainment of sorts and a nice coffee cafe-bet that was a nice treat during a cold walk.
Glad you shared this with us! You live in such a gorgeous area!! emoticon emoticon

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Making up . . .

Monday, November 18, 2013

. . . for last week.
Last week was not the best. I succumbed to a bug kindly donated by my grandsons. emoticon emoticon
Today I count myself lucky to be left with a heavy cold. Not pleasant but far, far better than the run up which was fluey, achey and extremely unpleasant. Consequently I did the minimum last week domestically and Sparkwise. However this is a new week and I intend to start it well catch up on a few chores and then off for a walk by the sea. emoticon Breathe in some of that Brighton ozone considered to be curative in the eighteenth century. Hope its stood the test of time am in definite need of a final cure! emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 11/20/2013 2:29PM

    emoticon I am a bit under the weather myself right now, on antibiotics. We will both come out swinging when we feel better!! emoticon

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CATLADY52 11/18/2013 3:30PM

    emoticon If a good walk by the sea shore doesn't help lift your spirits, I don't see much else for you. You'll just have to curl up with a nice cup of hot cocoa emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 11/18/2013 5:51AM

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a restorative walk is just what the doc ordered. emoticon emoticon

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Quick update on my walk in the rain

Monday, November 11, 2013

OK - so after promising myself - and anyone else here who would listen, that I was going for a walk in the rain on the 'JUST DO IT' PRINCIPLE - I went out walking - and very wet it was too
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However at least I went, passing damp seagulls, damp dogwalkers and even damper dogs. I avoided the sea because it was practically invisible in the mist and rain and the wind was blowing straight off it into my face, but I'm lucky to be in an area of grassy green squares so I walked around them instead.

Past dripping bushes and some interesting tree trunks gleaming in the rain. Some rather quirky reflections in puddles too. Did take photos but stupidly had left my camera on the wrong setting and they are too big to upload.

Anyway - photos not withstanding - it was a very interesting experience and with a better waterproof jacket than I have at the moment there is now one less excuse on my list of reasons not to take a walk.

Lesson learned!

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CATLADY52 11/15/2013 6:16PM

    Better to have walked in the rain than sung in it. emoticon

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TRENTDREAMER 11/12/2013 7:27AM


Glad that you had a good walk.

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NEW-CAZ 11/12/2013 2:39AM

    Glad you enjoyed it Sonia, praying for sun today! emoticon emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 11/11/2013 6:40PM


Glad you enjoyed it. If my pics are too big I crpo then a little and resave. It seems to work.

Hope it's dry for you tomorrow


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Oh GOOD - it's raining!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Hang on and Ill explain . . .

As its raining Im sunk on the sofa in the process of preparing a blog with pics about my visit to the Day of the Dead celebrations in Brighton (UK) at the weekend but have had to interrupt myself thanks to a blog from JACKSGRAN.

First of all I loved:
*Regardless of feelings or circumstances or motivation JUST DO IT!*

Second of all I had to take notice of:
*I don't mind walking in the rian. (spelling left as it stands on her principle of forgiving ones own/others imperfections!) In fact I quite enjoy it.*

WHAT!!?? Quite enjoy it?!!! Actually I guess, on reflection, that I could too. In fact I really enjoy walking BUT . . . I always have an excuse for NOT getting going. Im a terminal procrastinator and so easily diverted. My motivation is never good I feel miserable OR I have too much to do at home OR it's too wet OR Ive been brought down by . . . whatever.

OR OR OR . . .

Neatly back to the first quote from JACKSGRAN's blog *JUST DO IT*

SO Im going to stop diverting myself on Spark put on my waterproof and go walking. NOW.

Thanks JACKSGRAN you did me a lot of good today.

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1BEACHWALKER 11/20/2013 2:27PM

    We actually walked in the rain the other day, with umbrellas...it was a nice steady light rain and it was invigorating. Got a bit damp, but hey, who cared-not us. The only time we don't is when there us lightning. But, we actually got caught riding in the rain one time and it was lightning! Yikes! Added a bit of excitement to it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 11/11/2013 2:23PM

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NHES220 11/11/2013 12:05PM

    Have a nice walk and that is the great thing about SP - we can virtually motivate each other!

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NEW-CAZ 11/11/2013 10:22AM

    emoticon I stayed out of the rain today as I had a hair appt- not much point in a stylist taking time and trouble to preen you if all you're going to do is go back out in the rain emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 11/11/2013 8:15AM

    Wow, thanks so much for reading and making this comment on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Someone else commented that I'm an odd duck emoticon I may have webbed feet, I'll check next time I put on my shoes.

Enjoy your walk - and tell us about it tomorrow.

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NANCYPAT1 11/11/2013 7:19AM

    Have a nice walk

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Another walk on the Downs

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Quite remarkable day again so off I went to the Downs again this afternoon for a walk in the sunshine. SO many people had the same idea of course and it was packed up there with people and paragliders enjoying the late afternoon sun.

I count myself very lucky to have somewhere so beautiful to take my Sparkercise.

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NEW-CAZ 11/11/2013 2:50AM

    wonderful, glad you have such spectacular scenery to enjoy, so good for the soul emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 11/10/2013 5:15PM

    What a gorgeous picture, showing that view! You are lucky!! Thanks for sharing! Keep going! You can do it!!

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CATLADY52 11/10/2013 3:52PM

    You have some lovely areas to walk in. emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 11/10/2013 2:08PM

    It was a glorious day, wasn't it. Too beautiful to miss a walk on the downs.


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