Well, not a lot to report this week…..just busy, busy!! Band wise….still don’t feel any restriction and am able to eat pretty much anything I want!! I weighed in yesterday and have lost nearly a kilo! I got quite a suprise with that actually. I thought I would have stayed the same or even put some on. I guess the fact I am making the effort to walk every day is probably helping me there. I am sure I will have more to blog about once I have my 2nd fill on Tuesday 🙂
Most nights after work I either do a lead walk (known in our house as the “piss n sniff” or we do a “freerange” which is down on the beach off the lead. We are very lucky to have a nice long beach open to dogs just at the bottom of the road we live in. I drive down to the beach because it is a long, steep hill back home again and my back just doesn’t take kindly to me hauling it up that hill !! So, I might give you a little tour of our local dog beach. If you stand on our carport roof you can see this beach!
Ricky heading from where we park the car near the old sea cadets building down onto the beach….looking towards the eastern end. The highway runs just above the green bank on the right. Some beautiful “posh” homes nestled in the hills that you can see and our local shops etc are situated here. I like going to these smaller shops….we have a butcher, baker….no candle stick maker!!! Fish shop and the showgrounds are there too where they hold a local farmers market on weekends. Nice to go there and get homemade sauce and vegies etc. The main town of Burnie is off in the other direction.
This one is looking back in the other direction. You can see the port of Burnie and the main shopping centre. The “lighter hills” near the water are piles of woodchips waiting to be shipped off to China or where-ever. The bulk of the residential areas of Burnie are back behind the hills where you can’t see them. Once you get up and over the initial hill from the town centre it levels out a bit and spreads right out with another shopping centre up on the hill also.
This is at the end of the beach where we turn around and walk back again towards Burnie…..bit of a crappy day, but still lovely and relaxing on this beach and I do enjoy the walk once I get out! There is a little creek up this end and the dogs always have a drink here before we head back…..have to stick to our routine!
These are big old truck tyres that they had cemented in to stop the erosion from the sea I guess. They are all collapsing and some are miles down the beach buried in the sand. This is Harry and Scarlett’s favourite spot because …….it is every other dogs favourite spot!! Much peeing to be done at the tyres to let the others know they were here! I expect to go down there one day and find this building has washed out to sea! Not just from the erosion from the water but also all the dog pee!
I couldn’t keep them still long enough to get a nice shot with their Mum!!
My cute little surfer dudes!!…. Harry looks so handsome with his 2 comb summer haircut! At least he hasn’t got the big fluffy feet anymore to bring half that beach home in!! He is sooooo much more athletic too without all that fur weighing him down:) Makes such a difference when he is shaved off like this. The next photo shows you what he is like with his “hippy”hair….he is so much more comfortable and cool with it kept sort like this…and besides, it shows off his “package” better this way!!
Today it is miserable…. heavy rain and high winds……just bloody terrible. I have the heat pump on 22degrees!! We have had some shocking weather in the last month or so and it certainly doesn’t feel like summer just yet!! We usually get our best weather around Feb & March. I can’t wait until it at least gets nice enough to have barbques and muck around in the garden. I have an old wooden outdoor setting I want to sand down and paint up……it has been waiting for my days off and the weather to align!! I can’t wait to get stuck into things like that…….oh well. I might do a spot of housework for an hour or so and then I just might have a nice lazy day in here with the heater. I might even drag my cross stitch out and have a go at that while Ricky watches the golf on TV……….have a great weekend!