Sunday, 14 July 2013

A lovely Wizz out

Seeing as it was a beautiful day yesterday Mr Gertie suggested we took a stroll in Wizzy* down to the seafront. I jumped (figuratively, not actually....) at the chance as ever since I became hipless four years ago, I've been pretty much housebound.  

There are two beaches here in Sunderland, Roker and Seaburn. During the Victorian times Roker was a huge tourist destination whilst Seaburn had yet to be developed so was just beach and fields. Today Seaburn is the more popular of the two.

Both beaches are next to each other and as we live pretty much in the middle it's easy to get to either of them.Yesterday we decided to give Roker a visit.

One of the nicest ways to get there is by going through Roker Park. It's set in over 35 acres and has everything from tennis courts, bowling greens, a miniature railway to a two acre boating lake.


The end of the park brings you straight to the sea front.....


where they even have their very own version of Baywatch.....


Last week was the first time I'd been left 'home alone' following my hip op as Mr Gertie went back to work. I'm pleased to say that everything well and I remembered to behave myself and do as I was told (so unlike me !!!!!!).

To keep myself myself amused on the sewing front I made a start on a little boy's quilt that my Mam had been planning to hand quilt. Sadly there's not much to show you at the moment.

Why not though pop over to Wendy's blog Handmade Monday to see what other crafters have been up to.

Have a great week.

Gertie xx

* For those of you who don't know Wizzy is the name of my wheelchair.

27 comments:

  1. Glad you managed to have such a lovely day out, especially since you are probably quite warm given that you can't move about much! I hope your recovery is continuing at a great pace. Have a wonderful week xx

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    1. It's really difficult to keep cool in this weather especially since I can't take a bath or shower.

      Thankfully Mr Gertie assures me that I don't pong !!!! xx

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  2. Glad you are able to start getting out and about again. Those photos do look a bit like Calfornia!

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    1. I kept looking out for David Hasselehoff and Pamela Anderson but couldn't see them :-)xx

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  3. It's perfect beach weather, isn't it? Looks lovely, too. Good to hear you have been behaving!!! x

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    1. I must be mellowing in my old age to start doing what I'm told.... xx

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  4. The photos look lovely. So glad that you were able to get out and see it. Keep the behaving up :)

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    1. If I must - grump, grump :-) xx

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  5. What a lovely place you live at. So glad that you could get out while the weather is at its best. Have a good crafty week and keep behaving!

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  6. How nice to get out and about and some fantastic views. Keep resting and recovering carefully and I'm sure you'll be back to crafting full speed soon.

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  7. well you certainly picked the perfect weather for visiting the beach! Its lovely to hear you've been out and about, i bet you had a wonderful time :)

    I look forward to seeing your quilt in due course! x

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    1. I had a brilliant time thanks. It was just so nice to be out in the fresh air xx

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  8. Sounds like you had a great time Gertie, lovely pics. Well done on managing on your own - it is hard. I broke my leg about 4 years ago and being useless on crutches, I had a wheelchair and remember how difficult it was when Richard was at work. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Crutches aren't the easiest things in the world to master.

      When I first had my hip out I couldn't get to grips with the way the physios told me I had to use them so just did it my way.... xx

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  9. Great to see you've been able to get out & about in this gorgeous weather. Looks like a lovely place, I'm not too far away but haven't ventured to Roker & Seaburn before. Looking forward to seeing your quilt.
    Take care x

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    1. Sunderland is always portrayed as being pretty grim but it does have some nice places - not many though!! xx

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  10. The coast is a great place to be in this hot weather, such wonderful blue sky.
    Glad to hear you are able to get out and about :)

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    1. I was surprised as to how blue the sky was. Normally it's grey just like the sea.... xx

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  11. I couldn't help noticing the gorgeous blue sky too! Can't remember the last time we had wall to wall sunshine!! I think the 'Baywatch' comparison leaves a little to be desired but I see where you're coming from :) Well done you for getting out and about in this gorgeous weather, I hope you felt great for it :)

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    1. Given the option of being a lifeguard in either Roker or California, I think I know which one I'd choose. Somehow I think those two young men would choose the same too.... xx

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  12. Looks like you had a beautiful day and weather too, great to here your managing well with the hubby back at work

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    1. So far so good, though I'm under orders to take my mobile with me at all times. Nothing like Big Brother watching me....xx

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  13. How lovely to have good beaches so close! Glad to hear you had a great day out, and that you're coping well with being home alone. Hope the quilt is coming on, and you've a nice cool spot for sewing xx

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  14. Wonderful to hear that you and your OH got out and had a lovely day. Sounds like your making a great recovery. I loved this post. After visiting the uni with our son I'm really keen to go back and see more of the North East, especially the lovely beaches. Glad to hear your on your best behaviour :)
    Ali xx

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  15. Glad you managed to get out and about. I don't need my chair as much as I used to but they're a real godsend when tou .re stuck. The park and bwach look beautiful :-)

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