Feeling positive in the afternoon sun!
What a gorgeous day it was yesterday. It was time to get some more Wedding stuff done. I'm usually in bed most of the day, so it made a change for me to be in that going out sort of mood. I was less happy we had to walk into town, but I gave in, in the end. Jason and myself had a gentle stroll into town, in the afternoon sun. You know what I actually enjoyed it. Can't let the low lives in your life get you down, after all!
It was the perfect day for a walk. The sun was out, not too hot, for old people like me, just right. We did feel a bit like Derby and Joan. Myself and Jason in the twilight of our years, wondering, slowly through the park. It felt nice though. Something that had been missing for a while.
It was the perfect opportunity to get some photographs, before we leave for Spain. At least the weather didn't disappoint!
Most people that know me, understand, I am not too far
away from a camera. It's not really the case that I like taking loads of photographs of my self, I just want memories of every experience, I may go through.
When you look at it logically, during the 1990s, I do not have that many photographs from that time. Most of my memories are what my mind wants to remember. Sometimes ones brain can distort or create memories that are not there.
Digital cameras are a godsend. What did we ever do without them. I will not be taking much stuff with me to Spain, but at least I can take the memories with me!
We left Capri at about midday, strolled up to The Avenue and through the parks. I've lived in Southampton 25 years, yet never really taken the time to just stroll leisurely through the parks. I thoroughly recommend it. Southampton has some great greenery!
Took loads of photographs of things that I had never really taken any notice of. I suppose, because most people live in one place all their lives, that they never really take photographs of familiar things. If anything it has been educational for me, seeing all those things I first saw 25 years ago!
It was a nice walk down to the City Centre. Not undertaken too often by me these days. I think the pills make me a bit unsteady on the legs, or old age, or both!
Anyway, we were in town for a reason. Had to have a fitting for our Wedding suits, a little bit of retail therapy and lunch.
One Month to go!
Dark blue, French Connection suits, with peacock lining. They look great actually. Not the electric blue ones Jason wanted. Something a little more classic and stylish. Plus the colour goes better with my silver hair!
I'm not going to mention sizing, although I have to say I have actually lost weight for a change, which is a good thing. Just got to keep that weight off until the Wedding, which incidentally is 1 month to the day!
All the suits ordered, now it's just time to wait for the big day. Popped into NEXT and bought a pair of shoes for the Wedding, and I think we are more or less there.
Dale is printing off the Wedding programme. Thanks for that Dale, it is really appreciated. Apparently my effort wasn't good enough, so Dale is tarting them up a bit too. Bloody cheek.
Love you Dale
Late, light lunch at Bella Pasta and a few beers. No time to cook tonight, have a evening with destiny!
Had a coffee date with Denise Snow. Denise used to be my VDSM and is now Acting Manager, in my absence. She is doing a great job.
She has always offered me her full support and continues to be there, in a role, she deserves, when I make my final decision!
It was a bit emotional over coffee, but she like myself, knows this awful situation well. I'll miss Denny loads!
Finally, we bumped into Sammi Buckley. Always a joy. It was great to catch up with Sam, and see him looking so well. He's had a rough ride of it like us. He is also a survivor and will be around long after we have gone, and the trash have left the scene!
Had a blinding day. I really must get out more often!
Peace and Love!