18th July – what a lovely day πŸ˜Š

Hey all, it’s 22:39 and we’ve just got home. Blues Brothers is on TV, perfect end to the day πŸ™‚

I have finally taken off trainers and socks, which are slightly damp from a quick run through water, or face being stranded and wading back to shore… not good if you don’t like jellyfish!

We started the day with sausage roll and a cuppa.

Made up the picnic.

Left at about 10am, arrived in Skegness about 12.30pm.

We had lunch as soon as we arrived. I had a cheese and ham roll, a piece of pork pie and couscous, followed by cherry bakewell tart and choc mousse (healthier option).

We left Amy and Katie on the beach and headed off for a walk. Quick question… at what point (age or weight) does walking on dry sand become difficult!

Our walk was really cool! I feel really lucky if I spot sea creature, well today I saw a couple if 1 inch crabs, prawns and a starfish (unfortunately not alive) and then loads of jellyfish! Here’s some pics.

This was definitely a scary looking one
Until this one came along! It was a good 10 inches!
This poor little one was beached. A prod (with a rock, im not using my fingers) let me know it was too late to return to water.

We were walking along the shoreline which has some sandbanks, so we were on one of these when I thought the tides coming in, we should really get off and get back to the main shore! Now we weren’t in any real danger other than the fact I hate the thought of sea creatures eating me, and I’d just spent 45 minutes marvelling at the jellyfish, and the variety of species!

Imagine my slight panic at running towards what was our path and watching the water wash over it! Within just a couple of waves it was under water! Had I not suggested turning when we did i would have gone into full panic meltdown mode!

As it was, Paul said “just run” and that’s what I did πŸ˜†

Here’s a couple of pics from the safe side!

In case you’re wondering, I did see a jellyfish as I was running across, one of the little purple ones!

Since then I’ve been walking around with damp toes, socks and trainers 🀣

We made our way back, eventually, to the girls who had been enjoying sitting on the beach.

We popped on the pier, something I love doing. And we we’re lucky because the tide was coming in so there was actually some water under the pier!

Then we spent a bit of time wasting a couple if quids worth of 2ps in the penny falls in the arcade.

And then a bit of crazy golf! Now for once Paul didn’t win, and I didn’t lose πŸ˜†

Paul, Amy and Katie.

We have a rule on crazy golf, i don’t know if it’s a homemade rule, but it’s a must for us… attempts to down the ball are capped at 6!

Not entirely sure why Amy’s looking so uncomfortable πŸ˜†

Anyway, at this point we were thinking about dinner and home. If anyone is ever in Skeggy, I would highly recommend seafood fisheries, it is a great chippy, battered fish is fantastic in both fish and batter, a real treat! Tonight however, there was a massive queue, and no seating used (presumably covid), so we had to rethink.

Another of my favourite places to eat over the years has been the vine Hotel, the quality of food is never less than exceptional and service always exemplary, tonight was no exception. This is a treat meal for those able to spend more than average restaurant prices.

Paul’s dinner
Katie’s dinner
Amy’s dinner

I’m building the expectation for my meal… fish and chips? Scampi? Mac and cheese with beef short rib?


Pan fried sea bass with chorizo (gave half of it away), broccoli, asparagus and saffron cream!

I wasn’t actually that innocent though, I had a couple of Paul’s chips and a bit of his battered fish, just a mouthful or two, but then I also tried a bit of Amy’s dinner, and I had full fat coke! I just couldn’t face diet coke.

And then the drive home.

Both girls fell asleep.


And now we’re all home, Paul and i are enjoying a Pepsi max and have had another bakewell tart each.

Here’s my activity tracker for today.

And to top off the good news, I don’t remember having a single ciggie craving!

So, great day and great for activity, not perfect on food, dairy and fluid.

And after the film I’m going to enjoy collapsing into bed!

Night πŸŒ™

Published by jmarie1974

Hi, I'm Jo! 44 years old,and on a quest to become my ideal weight! Like many people, I've been lost in the world of dieting, and will be documenting my journey to becoming a healthier me!

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  1. sounds like a brilliant day…

    and walking on dry sand is always hard, its just you don’t care when you are a kid… I find it hard because I have small feet which dig in much more than the larger feet of friends and family. This is my excuse for sliding around the place on sand anyway… it must be true anyway, it is physics!

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