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Friday, 13 September 2019

Strange Week

It's been a strange week made so much better by good friends and family  (which includes you all).


Hubby took himself off to Spain for a fortnight last week.   Perhaps the time apart will help him  reflect on the situation, who knows!   I wasn't going to mope around the house so I decided to take up  my friends offer and visit Tyneside. We had  lovely weather and did lots of walking. We just caught the Tour Britain Cycling Race  although by the time I ran up the road and got my camera sorted it was too late to capture  the riders  and it was just the team cars and emergency services going by. They are extremely fast.


We didn't go to see the Great North Run but my friends neighbour did show us her t shirt, certificate  etc for finishing the race. She did say it was incredibly hot as she normally runs early morning or late evening  due to work. We made the most of it having a couple of meals alfresco to enjoy the lovely sunshine.
The train journey was a bit of a faff because it was cheap but this little guy made up for it. He was sitting with his owner, this beautiful little whippet has been on almost all forms of travel but he does wear a pheromone travel collar. My sister picked me up from the station as it was late evening  when I returned and dropped me at my car. She'd kindly plated me up a dinner and supplied a tub of raspberries from her garden. (How lucky am I)  Back home now and back to the normal routine. Bye for now. Tx


24 comments:

  1. Hi Tanya glad you had a nice week it looks a lovely place in the photos. Sometimes I think time apart can be helpful to clear the air and give each other space to think. Hope everything works out ok for you in the end All the best xxx

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    1. Thank you Sally, lets hope so. I'm prepared to listen
      Tx

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  2. Hi Tanya, I am so very pleased you are back in blogland and at the same time sorry that you have this unpleasant situation. Just want to say a very big thank you. I followed your example and practised living on the national pension three years ago. And yesterday I retired!!! I feel like a new woman. Now to sell my apartment and move closer to but not right next to unsupportive siblings. Thank you so very much!

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    1. Oh Margaret, that is so lovely to hear. You've brought such a smile to my face. Good luck with the move. You reach an age where the only person you should be pleasing is yourself. Tx

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  3. Hi Tanya, glad you got out and about and done your own thing. I do hope your hubby takes time and reflects on the situation.
    Take care. xx

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    2. Thanks Marlene, let's hope he's had a taste of what's to come and has a clear idea where his future is. The weather is bad over there at the moment. Tx

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  4. Looks like good weather up north and a nice weekend ahead for us here in the East.
    Hope you get to do some nice stuff while on your own.

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    1. I've followed the lovely weather south and spent the day in my garden yesterday. I've missed growing so much this year. Tx

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  5. I don’t know about him reflecting on the situation, it is giving you time to reflect on it. Do what is right for you. We are all here to support you. Big hugs,x

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  6. Glad you had a great time up in Tyneside, your photos are lovely :)

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  7. The UK has so many beautiful places I really must get out and about more. I bought a senior rail card with this in mind. Tx

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  8. Sounds like you had a lovely break. There's so much of the UK that's stunning and that I'd love to see. Your situation sounds difficult and I can only imagine how hard it must be but I really hope you find a solution that makes you both happy. xx

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    1. There may be compromises to make but I've clearly stated what I'm not prepared to do because I don't want the responsibility of looking after anyone in a foreign country. Tx

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  9. A break sounds a very good thing for you right at the moment, and for him too. A pause to ponder and reflect is so helpful from time to time and I hope the rewards are great.
    xx

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    1. Yes it's been a good break, I've caught up with lots of friends and enjoyed some beautiful weather. X

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  10. The healthcare situation alone would make me stop and think. Hopefully he will realize what he is missing.

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  11. Hello Tania, thank you for your comment on my blog, I must have had my head in the clouds as I didn't realise you were back blogging. Have just caught up with your news and am sorry you've been having this awful struggle. But very well done for speaking up for yourself and sticking to your guns. I do firmly believe that by the time we get to our ages (I'm 60 in November), we have every right to please ourselves and do what we choose to do, rather than doing things out of duty or obligation to others. Especially when we've spent our lives up till now doing just that. I recently made a decision which I will be sticking to, despite it being extremely unpopular with family, who more or less disowned me to begin with, and still aren't being particularly friendly. Stay strong Tania, you have lots of support from blogger friends.

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    1. Thank you Sooze, I completely agree with you. As a mother and wife you spend your time serving others. Then you serve your grandchildren and I love them all and I wouldn't change things. But I will be standing up for myself far more than ever before, my happiness is as important as others.

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  12. I agree with Sooze, the time for putting everyone else's wishes first passed a long time ago. We get one life and it's important to think about ourselves too. But, as the others have said, maybe being apart for a while will give you both time to think. Of course a couple of weeks in Spain can be a wonderful holiday - I just hope they are looking at the realities of life in that (admittedly lovely) country but where they don't speak the language, their legal status is VERY much up in the air and, to be honest, once that move is made there is often no going back as housing in the UK is usually so much more expensive than in Spain. Even though I will never move back to the UK it is still a beautiful country with so much to offer. Oh and shame about the cycling race - no pictures of cute bottoms in lycra!!! Anna

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    1. Haha, I think the men in lycra would have been a blur anyway, they were just so fast. They've been caught up in the storms in SE Spain and I gather its been quite a frightening experience. I have lost 5 ex colleagues in the last 2 years who never got out of their 60s and 2 more are fighting cancer. So I know I'm not going to do what I don't want to do. Simple. As you say holidays are different and I enjoy exploring somewhere different. Tx

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  13. Looks like you had some good weather for your little break, lovely photos.

    I had to laugh when in a reply to a comment above you say the weather in Spain is not so good. Gosh I'm evil ;-)

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