Friday, 26 April 2019

Walking the Essex way

This time Hubby and I visited Norwich with a group of colleges. A very old City.
Norwich is a city of churches' as it has the largest collection of surviving medieval churches.
Medieval Norwich was extremely wealthy and rich merchants built churches to the glory of God to try and assure themselves a place in haven.
More than fifty churches were built within the city walls during the 14th and 15th centuries.
Norwich Cathedral  900 year old Norman cathedral was founded in 1096 and is one of the finest in England. It boasts the second highest spire in Britain best examples of Romanesque architecture in Europe. An amazing place to visit hopefully next time i'll have more time to explore it a little more, it is truly an amazing city.

Saturday, 13 April 2019

Walking the Essex way

This week I did not do much walking apart from the little walk with my little darling. My walking partner Paula had to prepare for the goth festival, and with her editing her novel too so no walk for us this week  might've been a good thing for me though, my foot does need a rest, it is still not right so a rest might do me some good!!!
Saturday was a busy day what with shopping with Sis! last week she bought some bedding plants but  to the precarious weather that we are having most of them were damaged by the frost so yesterday she bought so more, now shes's going to wait until after Easter hopefully she'll have better luck this time. Yesterday Jennifer stopped by after swimming with little Jaylee to pick up the Easter eggs and while we were having a snack the heavens opened and it hailed for a good 3 minutes not surprised it was a very cold morning while we were out shopping.
Oh I do hope that the weather is going to improve next weekend, a group of us are going away for the Easter weekend so a little sunshine would be good.
 Oh my mind is a little fogged can't think of much else! speak soon I hope.... In the meantime a few flowers of spring taken on my walks through our amazing countryside.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Walking the Essex way

On Monday my little darling came to stay, she is growing fast and she cannot seat  still for very long, as soon she arrives wants to go in the garden then she bounces in and says can we go to the park!
So I decide to take Jaylee on a little walk to one of my favorite lakes to see the ducks and swans so I find a crust of bread and a few cabbage leafs and off we go, of course she keeps asking are we there yet? It took me back to when my girls were little when we used to drive to Portugal through France and Spain, every time they got a glimpse of the sea they used to ask are we there yet?
Anyway we get to lake and Jaylee is happy feeding the ducks Of course the swans were there and the ducks did not have much of a chance to get to the bread the swans got there first I also took some sheared cabbage but they did not go for it, I wonder why!

After a little while Jaylee has had enough and she says I want to go the park now! So off we go but first we stop at the chemist to collect Tita Elsa's medication then she say's with a happy smile! Now we go to the park, she rushes to get to the frame and for the first time she manages to get through all the rings to the other side it was a joy to see her pride saying, I did it I did it. After that she was quite happy to leave the park. As we are walking along she says when I see Tita Elsa she gives me chocolate and I answer she might not have any today, she thinks then she says she always has them in the fridge! Guess what! she was right and she did get her chocolate lucky girl hahah.

Sunday, 7 April 2019

Walking the Essex way

It has been a while since I've posted, I have been on my walks as usual and the family are good that Is my girls and my little darling. Of course Hubby is going strong still full of ideas! But he is not prepared to listen or accept that he is not always right, anything that he does not agree with he refuses to discuss any further! it infuriates me no end, we have been married 48 years and I'd like to say those years were very happy! And they were, as long I let him take the decisions and agreed with everything... Like the time in 1983 when some friends of us decided to sell up and move back to their homeland, that got hubby thinking that he wanted to do the same, I was not keen on the idea and we had many arguments I loved my life the way it was LOL

I was very happy living here in the UK  and did not want to go back, of course he did not like that at all. So after many arguments he wears me down and in the end I agree.
We sell up and off I go with my two girls, I arrive in Madeira my homeland witch I had left at the age of eighteen. My Mother and my sister were very happy to have us back in their lives and so was I, but it was very hard to start with, had to enroll the girls in the local school and sort out the house and had to do it all by myself, the first year it was very hard the girls hated and I missed my life in Essex.

 Oh and hubby was still in Essex working trying to save a little more so that he could buy a little business but with sending us money for us to live on, it was not working and the one year or so turned into four years. By then the girls and I got used to it, and life in Madeira was good I had my Mum and my Sister also made some friends so the last thing in my mind was to go back to Essex.

Then a letter arrives Hubby has decided that he wants us to go back! Of course the girls don't want to, they loved living In Madeira they had made friends and to be honest I was not keen on the idea too, but once again I go along with his decision even though I was not happy, after saying goodbye to my family once again I arrive in the UK. Am happy to say living here in Essex is great.