Footprints in the sand

It has been quite a week for Ailsa and me with foot injuries. And what better place to illustrate feet than being on a beach in Australia, where bare feet results in lots of footprints in the sand.


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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

69 thoughts on “Footprints in the sand”

      1. Think we all would after today’s rain! But still, a bank holiday is a day off – even if, as you say, the weather’s been pretty dire here this summer – anyway, hope it was a good one for you! e.

        1. As someone who is ‘retired’ Bank holidays don’t mean much to me any more, but I do know how much I looked forward to them when I was working! Sadly rained all day here too 😦

    1. Twisted ankle walking in a park last Saturday 😦
      Badly swollen and painful, so I have been resting it, elevating it and using ice! But walking on it seems to aggravate the ankle again so I need to be careful. It has been a bad year for this foot 😦

      1. Jude, are you sure you didn’t break something? Obviously it could be a soft tissue injury, but there are so many bones in feet/ankles. You MUST give it a decent rest! Can you borrow/rent crutches?

    1. Almost put up a photo of you walking barefoot on your beach 🙂
      Yes, rabbit care over, thank goodness, though I have to admit becoming quite fond of them by the end, they did make me laugh at times such as when they were playing hide and seek under the lawn mower cover!

  1. Being barefoot in the sand is an idyllic scene, except in the extremes of an Aussie summer, when the sand is hot enough to fry an egg. 🙂
    Today is the first day of Spring here, and it feels like it. I hope you’re feeling better soon.

    1. Ah, well, just got to get on with things as best as possible. I would like to visit a couple of gardens before they close for the winter though, so some fine, dry weather would be good!

    1. Oh, yes the piggy-back race looked to be a lot of fun. Aussies are so lucky that they can have such an outdoor lifestyle. We Brits cannot guarantee sunshine even in mid-summer 😦

    1. Yay! Nice to have you back. I have missed you. Hope you had a great time and more sun than we have had here 😦 though I can’t grumble today. Foot almost back to normal, just a bit stiff and painful first thing.

        1. Got ‘can’t sleep’ syndrome now 🙂 I could use the extra hours for all the catching up but first I need to book Polish currency and Dad’s Special Assistance.

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