Tuesday, 4 October 2011

What you can do when you're retired!


Yesterday when DH had a phone call to say his work meeting was to be put back a week... we decided to take advantge of the wonderful weather 29°C and off we went  to Southend, and there were more people there than we have seen in the summer months! People were swimming and the beach was crowded! We went to Rossi’s for ice cream and the queue was so long DH waited for 10 mins! I managed to get us a seat in the outside area and it was lovely, sitting there in the sun and eating ice cream! Nell loved it too as we always give her a bit! We walked along the prom and although there was a strong breeze it was warm,  just like being abroad!
Then we sat on a bench and watched the sea come right in, the seagulls riding the waves, people walking past and the enjoyed the warm sunshine.
Something that amused us and several other people was an altercation between two drivers. One pulled out of the parking space (they are all in the middle of the road) and so a car coming along had to stop to let him out, then the car driver that stopped, tooted his horn and gesticulated as if to say move along... wow if he did. The other driver stopped got out and started a fight, his wife was trying to get in between them and stop it. We were absolutely gob smacked so were several other people walking past and as they got back in their cars, a woman watching said to us.. 'you can see it all in Southend!'  LOL What a laugh, but so silly of both the men. When we went to drive off, a car gave way for us and was quite happy for us to drive off in our own time, thank goodness!
We got home about 5:30 and got our evening meal right away, cold lamb and SW chips and peas and it was gorgeous, we were both hungry! Then when we sat down to watch TV I went to sleep, didn’t even feel myself go! I missed Eastenders and I woke about 9 but dozed and went to bed at 10 and we have both slept all night. Just shows what fresh sea air can do!



It was such a lovely afternoon, just what you can do when you’re retired!


8 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day. How lucky just to go and take advantage of the lovely weather.

Rachael xxx said...

I can do that as well but have to take the kids along too,lol

Katya5 said...

Sounds like an amazing day.

Elisa said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day...I have to admit I am glad it has turned cooler again though!

Lana said...

Wow! Looks like alot of fun!

Xeihua (Sara) said...

Wow, that sounds like a great way of spending the day :)

Joysze said...

What an awesome day you had! :D

Julie said...

Unexpected days out are the best, and what glorious weather for you too,maybe the sun had got to the car driver and make him grumpy!