Post by Lancashire Lass on Sept 15, 2020 21:13:16 GMT
My OH is getting so bored so we’ve had a few trips out lately. Today we went to the old racecourse near Oswestry and walked for several hours, partly along Offa’s Dyke. Such lovely weather so we took a picnic. We surprised loads of pheasants which took to the air, maybe as many as 50. The only issue when walking is where to do a wee! A wild wee as my granddaughter calls it! Typical us went unprepared although I had printed out a walk we had no OS map and went all wrong. Thankfully it was easy to pick up paths and head back in the right direction. The history of the racecourse is very interesting. I was motivated to go there through my family history hunting. So afterwards we had a walk around Oswestry town centre. Bought tea from M&S and came home.
LL, that sounds like a lovely day. I love the term 'wild wees'. It's ok for men, for us ladies we have to be on the lookout for the dreaded nettles. I haven't really been anywhere, I still enjoy walking. It's lovely to see how the cygnets and ducklings have grown in our local park. I have been doing twice daily school runs. Now that breakfast club has restarted, I'm down to the once. School timings have changed meaning that our daughter already has a class before our little one in allowed on school premises. I'm really happy to be able to help. I was hoping to a short break, to see how things went. Covid has halted that for a while.
Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly.
Not really been anywhere, last week went to a local National Trust property for the first time since January, it was a lovely sunny day .... and my OH got a migraine, so had to sit on a bench until it cleared enough to go back to the car. Not quite the day out we'd envisaged.
Oh Jax, a migraine stops you dead in your tracks and messes you up for a couple of days. (I used to get them) sorry your day went like that.
Trisha, you sound upbeat now you are taking your little one to school and back, that's so nice
Your day out sounds lovely LL
We have been going to Carlton Marshes, it's an amazing place, incorporates, hides, woodland, marsh land with lovely footpaths through all built by voluntary conservationists (was featured on countryfile a few weeks ago). Its half a mile from us. If you carry on walking you will come to the river centre too. We've been taking photos of the wildlife and had the most relaxing times.
There is a lot to be said for being part of a group, and the support and friendship that is gained from this.
Post by Lancashire Lass on Sept 17, 2020 19:01:02 GMT
So pleased you’re seeing your granddaughter daily Trisha and so sorry about your OH’s migraine Jax. Would it be the bright sunshine that brought the migraine on? I like the sound of the marshes Bellatrix. I thought of you a few weeks ago while watching a TV programme about a wooden village that was being excavated - typical me, can’t remember where or what date it was. Going off to google, back soon.
Would it be the bright sunshine that brought the migraine on?
Yes, unfortunately so. He only started getting these visual auras in the last few years, but funnily enough our kids have had migraines triggered by light for the last 20 years, they both started them while we were on holiday in Spain. He was wearing sunglasses, but on this occasion they didn't stop it from happening. Usually a quick dose of Nurofen can head it off at the pass, unfortunately we didn't have any with us that day ... needless to say, we will next time.
Trisha, I find having a school run to do gives my day a bit of structure, I’ll miss it when I retire - perhaps I’ll carry on and just join the other childminder for company 😄 we’ve just got back from 10 days in Scotland so lots of walks (and wee’s) in nature, I managed to not have to go in a public convenience the whole time 😁 locally we have a nature reserve across the road and 3 National Trust places within a fairly short drive. Hubby is much better at going for walks than he used to be (unless sport is on the Telly) 🙄