We do like to have a walk every day and usually it is by water somewhere lovely.
Today was no less lovely but very different as it was shopping walking but still kept our step count up.
We had a troll round Matalan and Dunelm and The Range picking up bits and bobs. I actually went for replacement cheap jeggins. Since I have retired my wardrobe is very different and I am proud to say I haven't worn a skirt since June (those of you who know me well will know what that means for me ... heaven) I live in trousers and, when I am in the house which is most of the time - jeggins. Consequently since I have retired I have worn out a pair of boots, several pairs of socks (I used to rarely wear socks - always the hated tights) a pair of slippers and a pair of jeggins. Well in fairness Fiki helped a little with the jeggins as he finally ripped a hole in one leg climbing me! Did I mention I love my new life.
From there it was on to another retail park then two supermarkets (the first didn't have one of the things we wanted) and then sadly on to a funeral of a wonderful old man, the father of friends and a legend int he cycle speedway and speedway world. It was a lovely service, although I am still surprised when I go to humanist services ... each to their own but it is just very different for me. It was a wonderful tribute to a special man and the chapel was bursting at the seams, literally. There wasn't a seat left and at least a hundred people, possibly more, were standing all round the outside. A very fitting send off. It was shocking to think that it was 13 years ago we attended a funeral int eh same place, and even more packed, for his son who was younger than we are.
All in all, plenty of walking and standing and my 10000 steps logged with no effort at all.
I have new scrapping to share today.
It was made with a new collection by Jumpstart Designs and was just so gorgeous
I made this page of the every beautiful Alice
Today I am thankful for
- a good man having a great send off
- retirement clothes - good and casual (I stress we did change into smart suits for the funeral... I am not a complete slob yet!)
- shopping - gotta love it
And finally, just because I think funerals make you think of your own loss and those funerals, I share the very famous reading Nigel used as part of the eulogy at Daddy's funeral.