Ellen Stafford (chicaboo25) wrote,
Ellen Stafford
chicaboo25

Today has been nice....I got up late...10:30am...thats because I couldn't sleep again last night. Nige was already here when I got up. Then we went along the road to the opticians for my eye test. My eyes have got a lot worse over the past 2 years. Current prescription is -4 but the new one is now -5.75 so I then went along to Eyebay along Moorland Road for the new glasses. I need the anti-reflection covering on my lenses because I use computers all the time. So I ended up paying more than I wanted to but at the end of the day I wear glasses everyday so it is important I look ok...so I had quite a choice of frames. I ended up choosing a pink one but rimless and they are nice, they are flexible...you can twist them and they won't break so if Lil gets hold of them the chances are they will survive. As I said they cost more than I wanted to spend but I have a few things I can sell on ebay to help me along :)

After that we went to Greggs and got some lunch and then Nige drove us up to Alexandra Park. It was nice to sit in the car and chat for awhile...then we got out to take some photos....as usual the view is so amazing that even photos can't describe what its like up there.











Then we decided that instead of going home we would drive out to the Grosvenor area, where I used to live and have a walk....I showed Nige some of the places I used to live and some of the places I used to visit....and I tripped over and fell on the floor and narrowly escaped falling into a pile of dog turd....it was nice to think back but I can't help thinking about Tim when I am in that area. Tim was a friend of mine he was younger than me but all us kids hung around together, he was really sweet but like everyone from that area I never really kept in touch. Last year I was out delivering the local newspaper and on the front page there was a big headline and basically Tim who was 19 at the time went on holiday to New Zealand and jumped off a waterfall and died. I quite often think about him and how sad it is that he died so young and was such a nice boy. Always polite etc. So when I was down there he was in my mind quite a lot.

Anyway we went over the bridge, over the river...and then walked up to the canal...it was a lovely walk....I enjoy walking in the country and it was nice to see lots of families walking along the canal like I did when I was young. My mum used to always take us up there with a loaf of bread to feed the ducks. Anyway I took some more pics....



Here are some pictures of the River Avon, taken from Grosvenor Bridge....





And here is a picture of Nige by the Kennet and Avon Canal...





We came home and then we took Tiggs to the vets to have his booster jab....he is fine and healthy so now I can get insurance for them :)

I feel tired and a bit bruised this evening though...I think I banged my knees harder than I thought when I fell over!! :)
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