Sunday, 8 May 2016

In which we enjoy some warmth

What a beautiful Sunday, of course we went to the beach hut, it would have been silly not to.

We solved the walking to the loo problem at the beach hut by borrowing a small wheelchair from Colin's sister, she had it in a shed at her house to use when their Dad visits and she can push him down the lane to visit neighbours, but as she said they could always go by car on the odd occasion  this happens and we won't need to borrow it forever - We hope.
There are a few  steps on the way to and from  the car park to negotiate but he can get out for those and pushing him up the slope is a good work-out for me.

Here is another glimpse of beach hut life to tease you. The hut came complete with the cushions, so I just took  the covers off and brought them home to wash. There is a storage box/seat each side of the hut and these have long foam filled cushions. Unfortunately when the covers of these were washed they shrunk and  I had to cut an inch off the width of the foam to get it back in the covers and even then they are a bit of a tight fit.

Poor Col has to stay covered and in the shade due to the chemo but he prefers the shade anyway, it's me who likes to soak up the sun - suitably covered in a high factor sun cream of course. Luckily the hut also came with wind break, a wooden frame to fit the windbreak into so it can stand on the concrete forecourt and a parasol.

I feel so lucky to have spotted it for sale and it's so good to have the time to use it after all our busy, busy years on the smallholding and campsite.

Back in a jiffy
Sue


25 comments:

  1. It's been a beautiful sunny day here too. I hope we get more of them.
    xx

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  2. It certainly looks idyllic and perfect for the beautiful weather we are having.

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  3. The beach hut looks lovely! Thought of you yesterday, when my son and I went to Sidmouth for the day. Imagined us sitting enjoying the sun in one of our own! (Only got back from my holiday on Friday night, but when M. Invited me to go with him yesterday I had to say yes!)
    Glad you have been able to borrow the wheelchair.
    Hope the coughs and colds sort themselves out quickly.

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  4. Just doing some reading back over what I missed while away.
    DeborahShireGardener asks about Ramipril (I think). I always have a cough due to being on Perindopril. Must be the "pril" bit!
    But I guess Col's is part of the nasties from the chemo. xx

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    1. Col doesn't have anything ending in a pril anymore. We are both better than we were with antibiotics but still both coughing.
      Hope you had a good holiday

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    2. Drugs that end in "pril" are often ACE inhibitors. If you get a cough on these, ask to be swapped to an alternative- an ARB.

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  5. You deserve a bit of luxury xxx

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  6. I am envious. Hope the sea air does Col as much good as it does me.

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  7. That looks like utter bliss to me Sue and you both deserve it after all the years on the small holding-x-

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  8. I'm glad you got a day out at the beach and enjoyed the sun. It was so lovely out Sat. I went clothes shopping which did me good after the busy but tired and a bit sad week we had. I remember Felixstowe and it's beach houses. Prayers for Colin as he walks thru the chemo/cancer journey and you as well, beside him. Have a good week. It's mother's day here in the USA so Happy Mother's Day to you!!

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  9. A restorative for your souls! It's just wonderful that you have this hut. Something about the sun and the sounds of the sea is almost magical.
    Bless whoever was selling it!

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  10. Glad to see you enjoyed your weekend. Looks like you have tea/coffee making facilities at the hut! x

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  11. So glad to see that you are enjoying the beach hut. I hope it proves to be a tonic for you both.

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  12. Sunshine is such great medication for us all. Enjoy.

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  13. How lovely to have a beach hut. I love the sound of the sea. I had a smile at your ingenuity in refitting the foam cushions after the covers were washed, I think I would have sat and thought now what do I do. It sounds like the perfect spot for Colin. I hope you have a good summer. We are planning to visit Sutton Hoo at the beginning of June, so we have booked into Woodbridge for a couple of nights, it will be our first time in Suffolk.

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    1. Suffolk is beautiful county and the dryest county ( unless you count Norfolk But that's over the border so doesn't count!) Woodbridge is a lovely little town and Sutton Hoo is interesting and they have a second-hand bookshop! I hope you enjoy your stay and come back for more exploring.

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    2. Thank you I'm sure I will enjoy the visit - and now I'm looking forward to the second handbook shop too.

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  14. That looks like the perfect place to spend a summer.

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  15. So pleased that the wheelchair worked out and solved getting to your beach hut. You could even push Colin along the sea front if he fancied a change. I wonder which end of Felixstowe your beach hut is located. I always liked the ones that had nothing in front of them.

    Your post reminded me of this chorus:

    Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside
    I do like to be beside the sea!
    I do like to stroll along the Prom, Prom, Prom!
    Where the brass bands play:
    "Tiddely-om-pom-pom!"
    So just let me be beside the seaside
    I'll be beside myself with glee
    And there's lots of girls beside,
    I should like to be beside
    Beside the seaside!
    Beside the sea!

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  16. Just adding to the lovely comments that your readers have made ... glad you and Col could spend some precious moments relaxing in your adorable beach hut!
    As I write, the rain is pouring down here in Torbay!!!
    Margaret P

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  17. glad you got to spend some sunshiney time at the beach hut. It was certainly very hot over the weekend.

    Bill and Violet are at the beach hut at Frinton right now, they'll be home in an hour or so. They decided to leg it down there straight after school, means I've had a bit of extra peace and quiet! ;o) xx

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  18. Looks lovely, glad you can both enjoy :)

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  19. It looks lovely. I'm sure it will do both of you the world of good to go there and relax, rain or shine. You can't beat a bit of sea air xx

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  20. You deserve the break. I too have to avoid the sun as the meds I take cause burning. Me loves the sun. So happy you get a treat.

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