Just a Simple Little Stroll.....


It's amazing the things that one can take for granted.

Like donning coat and trainers before leaving the house, simply to close the door on the stresses and strains of your busy day and take a simple little stroll.....

It's been quite a while since I've been able to that you see. I guess you never miss something until you find it's been taken away from you. And although I have been doing a lot more walking recently, albeit still with my crutch, it's been more of the functional kind of walking. You know, around supermarkets and massive malls for grocery and festive present buying.

I have actually enjoyed the present buying this year - being able to do something you thought you wouldn't can change your perspective somewhat - but I've really missed just going for a simple little stroll.

So today for the first time since last July, I donned coat and trainers, closed the door on the festive stresses and strains - and more importantly on my crutch - and set off on my maiden, unsupported simple little stroll. Down to my beloved beach...

It was a glorious December day today, a mere five days before Christmas and I took my time. Time to smell the sea air and to take in all the glorious, timeless scenery that surrounded me. Views that I will never, ever tire of....






I stopped to admire and gather some Holly to make an oasis centre-piece, and noted that there were no berries at all on the Holly, in this mild winter month...




It was a relaxing little stroll, allowing time to stop and chat with neighbours I had not seen in quite a while. And I finally got to meet one of the regular dog walkers I'd encountered on my pre-injury walking days. and his new Golden Labrador. I really wanted to meet his new dog as his older Golden Labrador had died a few months back.

The slices of life and it's people that you miss out on, when you lose your simple little strolls.....

And finally I took the time to stop a while to soak up the jewel at the end of winter-sun-dappled country lane, and to feel the tepid warmth of the sun  on my upturned face.......







And I made a promise to myself.


To make the time to take this simple little stroll every day over the Christmas holidays.


To rebuild muscle and stamina..... and healthy head space.


Now that I can :-)




Take care, 



10 comments:

  1. Delighted to know you are making real progress. What a long recovery it has been. It really is so true, 'your health is your wealth'.

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    1. Thank you. So very, very true. Sometimes we need a reminder.... a shorter one!

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  2. I didn't realise it was so long ago as July - that'a long time to be immobile. So glad you can do your walk again unaided. Wishing you all the best and that you continue to go from strength to strength. xxxx

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    1. @Midlife Singlemum: Thanks so much. The 21st of July is indelibly etched in my brain! Thankfully I haven't been fully immobile in that time, but the journey to independence has takena while.
      I have done this walk with my crutch, but yesterday was the first time without and it made it all the more special :-) xx

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  3. Glad you are well enough to have a stroll, and what a beautiful stroll too! Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year! :) xx

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    1. @BavarianSojourn: Thank you... and a very Merry Christmas to you and your family too :-) xx

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  4. So glad that you're able to get out and about again now, I would have found it hard to stop myself with such gorgeous scenery just around the corner xx

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    1. @Looking for Blue Sky: I've had to 'save' myself if I've had 'functional' walking to do! I've been remiss today and yesterday (sore too) . I'm out there tomorrow morning for sure! xx

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  5. So happy you are fully on the mend! Yeah-funny how much we do seem to take for granted-until it's gone..So thrilled for you that you are able to start taking these walks again..I love the ocean..especially in winter...

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    1. @Kathleen: I am so delighted to be finally making a proper recovery and am doing my best to keep up my daily stroll! xx

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