|Afternoon Strollings … Directory|
|Season 3 – Spring 2021|
|Monday 29th March 2021|
|Main image ‘Young Seagull’, image above, one of the flanking parents, carefully watching us feed their youngster!|
I didn’t take my morning walk today, on account of my stomach not being 100%. Instead, l stayed at home and worked in the garden. Second day of spring with plenty to do. It was an absolutely stunningly blue day, and we have one tomorrow which is just as good as l intend to plant up my sowing trays with this season’s grown on seedlings.
I got a fair amount of gardening done, things l wanted to tidy up, were successfully achieved.
I managed to finally identify the culprit ingredient to my stomach problems, it was found in Crispabread – a cracker l have on occasion and l discovered that the makers had changed one of the ingredients in the line-up and it was that which was causing me the problems …. that’s how annoying things become with a stomach disorder as old as mine. Every single ingredient needs to be checked in things and if you take for granted an item you eat eventually it’ll catch you out and the manufacturers did just that! They swapped one ingredient that was gut friendly to me to’ soya milk’ which l have serious problems with!!
It now means that particular cracker l can no longer have in my diet.
So, l stayed at home for the morning instead of applying pressure on the gut with walking, until my stomach settled properly. Even as l pen this post now, l can feel twinges of iffiness!
Suze came around this afternoon, and whilst originally, we had planned to create a Walks in Time – l delayed that for later in the week and we opted to simply have a small circuit walk around the Ramparts. Suze was still physically tired from being a numpty last week when she overstretched herself too far in the garden and whilst her legs were fine her upper body was knackered still! So, a smaller walk was a way better option for us both.
I decided to treat her to a small light supper, and we ordered ourselves a small cod and chips. It’s the first time we have had fish and chips since last September, that was the last time l had any form of takeaway, so l am hoping my stomach doesn’t punish me for it! I can manage potatoes in small portions, but l have a serious problem with potatoes in large portions which is why l mostly have sweet potato and l can eat fish, But l must remove the batter.
Suze can eat potatoes, but not hard chips only soft and warm chips … and she had a little fish too. But we both moderated what we ate. The main part of my fish as in the batter went to a trio of seagulls, one of which was a youngster who was three feet in front of me as we ate by the river squawking at me to give him a chip “Gis uz a chip mista go on!” and he was flanked by two parents – they all ate the batter, l ate the fish and they ate most of the chips – so nothing was really wasted.
The main thing was achieved, we had a good walk in the fresh air and Suze tackled her first fish and chips for a very long time indeed.
I will know later on tonight if l have made a foolish error with those chips … but it was a lovely walk on a crackingly sunny afternoon, and that was the best bit of the day.
Below are some of the best photographs of the walk, thanks for reading, catch you next time.