Wednesday 28 August 2019

Summer holidays 2019

It's the last Wednesday of the 6 weeks holidays and for the first time in a long time, we are not on holiday. Last year we didn't go away because we got Bluebell. This year the HG had the first two weeks off instead of the last two.
We ventured down onto the East Coast with Miss now 25 eek , her young man and Freddie and we stayed in a beautiful little place called Skirlaugh, close to Hornsea. Hull was one way and Bridlington the other. We visited both. The weather was very kind to us, the dogs were fantastic, our cabin was absolutely gorgeous and I fell in love with Bridlington. What an amazing place to go if you have kids. They have beach huts to hire - I bet it's hard to get one though, and on the beautiful South beach side there's a huge paddling pool area for families and children with plenty of seating, Life Guards on hand and the cleanest most gorgeous sandy beaches I've seen in a long time, even the dog friendly beach at the end of the south shore was clean! The only sad thing about it was that it was too hot really to stay for very long with the dogs.  The North Beach side was also lovely and parking SO CHEAP - mostly £3 for 24 hours if not free.  Actually that's true of the whole region. We had the best fish and chips everrrrrr from a place called Mr Papas I think - it is a chain but they were delicious. Mostly the holiday was great for just spending time with each other and chilling out.
Which the dogs did very well.

I still haven't been on this laptop much and figured it out. I'm still trying to process the literally thousands of photos I've downloaded off my phone. Think I've done a bit this morning. But time will tell. I'm also typing this with my new prescription lenses. Oh how my eyes have deteriorated for reading and close work.
The optician  declared,  "Oh, but you are not due an eye test until 2020.
I replied, " But I cannot see to sew, knit, read etc and it is BUGGING me!"
The astigmatism in my right eye has changed a lot meaning
" It's all to do with how your eyes refract the light, so your eyes need power put on an angle to see things straight and clearly."
Miss 25 giving me her wisdom about why some numbers on mine and her Dad's prescriptions read the same but the axis scores differ greatly. It's also the reason why he can pick up those cheaper readers from supermarkets and I cannot. I didn't get new frames this time as the ones I got last time are in perfect order and it took me long enough to choose them. £120 for new lenses though!
I did see some that I thought I'd try on as a joke, but it turns out they suited me and I liked them!!
But they remain in the shop!

My long distance is about the same, the decision was made to  hold off on the varifocals a bit longer.

As ever, like I tell the HG, I was right. New stronger readers are on my face and like the song, I can see clearly now. The rain, coincidentally, is falling!

I've been taking many many photos of Blubell. I just love this one so much. We had taken her to a local beauty spot and it was the first time she'd been in proper long meadow grass.

I think she liked it!

Took this video of her being very boingy and springy. 

I cannot stop watching it! I had to put it on my YT channel in order to share it here.

Anyway, much to do still...back soon

Lots of love from Rachel *Getting to grips with technology* Radiostar xx


  1. That cabin looks amazing.
    I used to have a friend who lived in Bridlington and it is a very lovely place. I'd love to go again although she has moved now.
    Oh those gorgeous doggies.....they are just so smiley. Bluebell looks like a little kangaroo jumping in the grass. Our Smudge used to do the same and it is just so funny to watch.

    1. That cabin WAS amazing Sheila considering it's a pet freindly one! It was only three years old tops and everything was gorgeous in it. A touch of luxury!

  2. Always lovely to see a catch up from you

  3. So good to read a post from you Rachel. Your holiday sounds like it was wonderful. and as always, Bluebell is gorgeous!!

    1. Hi Janice, Bluebell knows she is because I tell her so every single minute of the day!

  4. Great to hear from you.

    Your holiday sounds great, the cabin looks gorgeously cosy. Just this morning we were planning a trip to Hull, now I wonder if we'd have time for a small wander up the coast too.

  5. Oh, how she loved it! A clip full of the joys of life!
    I get on really well with my varifocals. Yes, they took a little getting used to but not much and I wouldn't have any alternative now.
    I had a holiday at Bridlington as a child and it was a very happy time. That cabin looks gorgeous!

  6. It's good to see a post from you, Rachel. It sounds like you've had a fab summer. X


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