Monthly Archives: February 2020



Tuesday 18th to Thursday 20th February

Happy Birthday to me 🎁🎂

And what a great way to spend my day, on a very muddy and flooded five and a half mile walk in the very cold wind and heavy rain showers.

Then we came across this.

There was no other way round and we didn’t want to turn back, so we just had to wade through.

We got completely lost at one point when we were out in the fields 🤷‍♀️ Luckily for us we eventually saw some other people in the distance so we decided to follow them which thankfully got us back onto our track.

My wellies were really not much use, they have had holes in them for ages, so basically I was just walking round with soaking wet feet and I ended up like this!

When we finally finished the walk there was a bit of a reward. I did get to have a pot of tea and a really lovely doorstep granary bread ham and cheese sandwich with a salad for my lunch which was very much needed and later on I was lucky enough to be given a chocolate caterpillar birthday cake 😋

All of the uneven ground made it a very good workout, we were all exhausted. It really hurt my toe though (I have arthritis in my big toe joint). I could barely walk the next morning 😖

Despite the cold I still tried to take some of my artistic photos!

This walk would be great to do again on a warm sunny day, it takes you past some lovely big lakes, woodland and streams (unless it was just flooded from all this constant rain and storms we have been getting!)

I ❤️ segwaying!


Monday 10th to Monday 17th February

Happy Birthday to my brother 🍻

And Happy 60th Birthday to my sister 🥂

This means it was time for an adventure!

We were going on a Segway.

A bit scary at first, how on earth are we going to do this we all thought, but surprisingly after our training we all got used to it (some better than others!) and off we all went, down the lane, through the farm yard and across the fields, through very uneven and muddy ditches and big muddy puddles. As I got more used to it I absolutely loved it. I was frozen right through to the bone and shivering throughout as it was such a cold and windy day, especially out in the open fields, but it was such good fun.

There was time for fizz 🍾

We went to a casino in the evening. I’ve never been to one before, so that was an eye opener too. People were just throwing £50 notes on the table to change into chips then they were all just getting swept away by the croupier when their number didn’t turn up on the roulette wheel. All that money being lost in probably less than a minute 😱😖

Then back to our rented apartment for the night, where I basically had not much sleep at all due to the constant traffic noise I think and my sister noisily cleaning her coat at 5.30 in the morning 😱

Time for a quick visit to the sea during Storm Dennis

Then home.

As usual we had some disasters along the way but there were enjoyable times too 😀

Not good


Monday 3rd to Sunday 9th February

What a week this was!

I didn’t feel well at times. My car failed it’s MOT 😰

I found out on Friday that I had a kidney infection.

I still wasn’t feeling very well at all over the weekend 🤕

So Saturday teatime was spent curled up on the sofa on my own watching the rugby 🏉

Storm Ciara visited on Sunday. I wish I had been able to go to the coast and watch the sea 🌊 (from a safe distance of course!)

This is the stormy sea in Portreath. When I went there on holiday last Summer it was a little calmer!

Luckily we didn’t get any damage at home from the storm.

But in the evening the pipe under the kitchen sink decided to spring a leak. Definitely not what I needed.

What on earth else is going to go wrong? 🥴

Love my walks


Sunday 26th January to Sunday 2nd February

Two Sundays, two walks!

One just over 5 miles, one just under!

Love my long walks 👣

By the way, did you realise that we’ve had a very special occasion – 02/02/2020 – the first palindrome day in over 900 years (meaning the date is the same when read forwards and backwards).

It was February 2, 2020 or 02/02/2020. At just after 2am it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020.

This is the only time such a date will occur this century.

The previous palindrome date came 909 years ago on 11/11/1111. The next will come in 101 years on 12/12/2121 and after that there will not be another until 03/03/3030.

It was also a palindrome day of the year, 33, and there were a palindrome number of days left in the year, 333.

It was quite a unique day!