Six word Saturday


No zumba for me this week

Wouldn’t you know that it’s a perfect English morning (at last!) and my normal Saturday morning walk down through the park to zumba would be a delight?  Instead I’m going to take you on an uphill walk which is the cause of my incapacity.  Then I might sit in the garden with a book- a novelty in itself! (and ignore the pile of ironing just a bit longer)

Unfortunately I wasn’t wearing the right kind of footwear, and as we scrambled back down again I could feel the damage to my toes.  It was the “quick route” down as everyone was starved and we were heading for a very nice restaurant as a reward for our efforts.

I struggle to get a shoe on and have been wearing flipflops ever since.  Still, I did enjoy the walk, and the company.  Hope you did too?  Don’t forget to visit Cate at Show My Face to see what’s been happening to everyone this week.  My Six word Saturdays are all on the button below.



    1. Thanks, TBM. Your presence here probably means that your French Open adventure has been posted. As I’m sitting here, resting said foot, and waiting for the rain delay to end I shall hop over (ha! ha!) and look. 🙂
      It’s not so bad but I still can’t put a hiking boot on. Hardly matters with the weather as is.


      1. If it doesn’t hurt too much enjoy resting it. Sometimes getting over an injury (as long as the pain is minimal or none) can be peaceful. I think the sun peaked around a cloud briefly here.


    1. Glad I made the most of sitting in the garden with my feet up, Karen. It’s throwing it down right now. I’ve had to cancel two walks planned for this week but they’d have been a soggy affair anyway. Watching the French Open tennis (and ironing) instead. Thanks for your concern 🙂


    1. Not too well, Paula. I should be out walking today, but
      1. it’s miserable, awful weather
      2. I can’t get a hiking boot (or normal shoe) on comfortably.
      So, here I am!


      1. That’s too bad, but at least the weather is miserable, you would feel much worse if it was nice outside and your feet aching. I am sure the pain will go away in a few days if you don’t abuse them in the meantime…


      2. That’s true. 🙂
        It would have been a lovely country walk around a North Yorkshire village, ending in a pub lunch. Coffee and biscuits at home instead. Cheaper!


  1. AJJJJ, don’t read too great …. damage toes … Wonderful shots – you be careful so you don’t bang the big toe into some piece of furniture now – that is what I use to do … when I have a soar toe already. How loves shoes … really ????!!!
    Are you in Algrave now ????? A bit confused … but that is normal for me. *smile


      1. I love shoes … and I should have 1000 feet really – but I I don’t really like to have the on for too long.
        Back in UK now … but you just came back from Poland .. and Algrave too ???


  2. Beautiful weeds and stuff on your walk, Jo. So sorry about your foot. I’m also good at doing bad things to my big toes, and have lost both big toe nails a few times. I have a bright purple one at the moment. 😯 Hope it’s better soon, and you can Zumba away to your heart’s content. 🙂


  3. Dear Jo,

    I’m visiting the north very soon and it will be exciting for me to explore the nature up there and meet crazy and fantastic people there. I’ve seen many familiar faces who have left messages on your blog, and this’s definitely a place that I’d like to come back to very often.

    Oh — I’m excited! I’m visiting the north of England!!


    1. Lovely to meet you, Janet. You’re definitely going to the right household to meet crazy people! 🙂
      Have a wonderful time and we’ll catch up when you’re home.


    1. The sunshine must be coming your way, Malou! We’ve waited weeks in the UK, and even in the Algarve it was a scarce commodity for a while.
      A sunny Bank Holiday weekend! Unheard of. Set to change tomorrow. 🙂


    1. Guilty as charged, Marianne! I stole your thistles. Just beautiful, aren’t they? 🙂

      I’d already done 2 posts since I came back Wednesday night and was wondering what to do for 6WS after all that’s happened in the past few weeks. A nice walk never goes amiss, does it? Thanks for the inspiration.


  4. Beautiful photos! Just lovely! And if I had the opportunity to take this walk I’d definitely avoid the ironing! Oops! I do that anyway…so I guess all I can say is that I would LOVE to take this beautiful walk. 🙂


    1. I’m always barefoot at home, Dianne, so it’s easy enough there, unless of course I walk into something. I think maybe I should walk backwards. Nice to see where I’ve been. 🙂


    1. So naughty I was, yesterday afternoon, just sitting in the garden while Michael cleaned out the conservatory. (I didn’t want to get in the way!) I might just wander out there again this morning while I’m peeling vegetables for Sunday lunch. This sunshine is such a gift.
      Thanks Gem. 🙂


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