Saturday, 28 July 2018

Walking the Essex way

Jully has been very hot, and according to the weather forecast, August is going to be just as hot.
When walking through the countryside one can see the wheat and the barely was quickly ripening much too early due to the lack of rain, and it's very unusual for the harvest to be this early, already the harvest has started the machinery are awesome, I just love to look at that expanse of gold. The heat has been intense reaching highs of 35centigrads or more the garden has been suffering somewhat.

The last time I remember temperatures like this were in June 1976 when I was expecting my first child, and I just cannot cope with all this heat. When one is young its lovely seating and catching the rays, and getting a deep tan I remember when going back to the old homeland my Island, my Madeira, the place where I was bourne that's what I used to do but now with inner heat as well I just find it difficult to cope with all this water that my body is producing.

Now we are going into August and once again I'll be going to the old homeland, unusual for me I tend to go in the winter when we have milder temperatures, I like to be here in the summer to tend to my garden and the few vegetables that I like to grow, but this year I and a few friends are meeting up in Madeira for a get together really looking forward to seeing them even though I'll be pouring water like a waterfall (((LOL))) I must be mad but hey ho it'll be worthed I hope!

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Walking the Essex way

The heat has been unbearable my friend and I still do our walks early in the morning, it is always a little cooler when we start, we tend to meet up at 6am so that we can be back home by 9am.
Last week I was very unlucky would you believe it a dog bit me. lol and the owner did not even bat an eyelid he just called the dog and went on his way, even when my friend shouted at him that his dog had bitten me so that same day I end up at the Doctors for a Tetanus injection and a course of antibiotics.
Then two days later in my garden while watering my plants I get bitten once again, this time from a tinny little beetle, and yes once again the next day back at the Doctors with a swollen arm.
They say that these things happen in threes so now am waiting with bated breath for the next mishap.

I can't believe that I've agreed to go to the old Homeland in August for the whole month it's the height of the summer and I know am going to suffer from the heat what with my power surges and all, but it will be nice to see my friends from Canada and of course my cousin and her husband will be there too.....


Wednesday, 4 July 2018

Walking the Essex way

Yesterday's walk was quite eventful. Met up with my friend at her house. Then we took the footpath that runs parallel to both lakes, there was a slight breeze a lot better than the day before, a little cooler it made the walk quite pleasant.
We like to take pics of insects so, for the best part of our walk we are on our knees, we look quite a sight with bums in the air trying to get a good angle, just as well we go walking so early in the morning, no one about.
So we decide that its time to go back home. We are quite happy with what we have photographed.
On the way like many times before we came across a dog walker, nothing strange about that, we meet many people along our walks and we never have had any issues with any dog or dog owner but this time was quite a shock when this dog runs up to us all excited and we don't think that anything is wrong, until when I turn to carry on walking he comes and bites the back of my leg, and the stupid owner did not even apologise. Least to say I ended up at the Doctors for a tetanus injection and a course of antibiotics.
But am still walking and looking forward to tomorrow for another walk along the footpaths of Essex way.