Saturday, July 3, 2021

 Friday morning it was sunny so Me, Hubby and S went over to Teignmouth first thing and got coffees and bacon rolls to eat up on the seafront.  We were having a lovely peaceful time when suddenly a huge seagull came from behind and tried to take S's roll pecking her finger in the process. That somewhat ruined the moment and S was tearful as it had frightened her. We had a nice stroll along the front and then came home to do some preparation for S's gathering in the evening.




S had her 21st birthday in lockdown and has just completed her midwifery degree so Friday night was a celebration of both with a dozen of her friends, out in the garden. Hubby mowed the lawn and swept the patio whilst we blew up balloons and put fairy lights around my arch. The rose that I planted in memory of my Mum has flowered this week so in a strange kind of way it felt like she was there for the celebration. Once people had started to arrive we decided to leave them in peace for a couple of hours so took K and L over to Teignmouth for a swim. It wasn't the warmest evening but it didn't bother them and when they'd had enough we got some nice hot fish and chips to eat. We then had a  long walk along the beach where I found a lovely heart shaped pebble. It was just there, very prominent, so I took that as a sign and it is now out in the garden at the base of my Mum's rose. 


My Sister and Brother in Law have been down this way for the week, staying in a holiday cottage near Totnes. They had to be out by 9 today so they came on up to us and Andy decided he wanted to treat us to lunch out which was lovely of him. We walked down to our village Hotel and sat in the garden, managing to miss the showers of earlier, and spent a lovely couple of hours eating, drinking and chatting. They have had a lovely week visiting lots of different places.

It is quiet now, Hubby is doing diy in the hallway until the football starts, D is out with friends and S is back down at our village Hotel working the evening shift. She cannot start working as a midwife until she has formally graduated and been given her NHS registration so until then she is working in the Hotel to earn some money.

I am going to go and cook a curry for me and Hubby and then I shall have a glass of wine or two and read my book with one ear on the football.  I'm afraid I am still forgetting to take photos.


Flowers that S bought me as a sorry as she was a little worse for wear last night!! We've all been there in our youth!


14 comments:

  1. I swear seagulls are getting bigger and yes, definitely more intimidating. I heard somewhere that eye contact freaks them out and they tend to back off, but then again, that’s a bit difficult when you’re surrounded! Good news that your daughter has qualified - a very worthy role.

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    1. It came from behind us so completely took us by surprise.
      S has wanted to be a midwife since she was 10 years old and her youngest sister was born so it's lovely to be at the point all these years later where it's happened and she is one.

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  2. How scary for your daughter! I get very nervous whenever there are birds around so I understand very well how she felt.

    Congratulations on completing her degree! You must be be very proud of her. My daughter will be 21 in August but she is still at university to be a primary teacher.

    Those flowers are beautiful :)

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    1. I don't think we shall be eating up on the seafront for a while!
      We are very proud of S, she is the first person of either of our families to go to university and get a degree. Youngest Daughter, at 10, is already saying she want's to be a primary school teacher!

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  3. Many congratulations to your daughter on her Midwifery degree! My cousin's granddaughter also trained as a Midwife a year or three ago and loves her profession.
    Margaret P
    www.margaretpowling.com

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    1. She has loved her course and can't wait to start work which should be Sept/Oct time.

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  4. Those pesky mutant seagulls! They'd take your arm off given half a chance!!! Looks like a lovely garden party and it must be a wonderful feeling being 21 and graduating. Your daughter is going to see some real sights in her profession! She must be made of tough stuff. Big well done to her. Lulu x

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    1. She had a great time and luckily it stayed dry. There have already been some stressful situations whilst on placement but she coped!

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  5. Well done to your daughter!
    We don't get pestered by seagulls here but do get the occasional visit from terns and they are scary beasts! xxx

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    1. It just took us completely by surprise, we were looking out to sea and admiring the view and suddenly it came from nowhere! I think it will just be drinks up on the seafront from now on.

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  6. Gulls can be a nuisance can't they. I'm glad your daughter managed to keep hold of her bacon roll.
    It sounds like a lovely evening. Congratulations S! X

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