I was rather glad the workmen were busy in our home yesterday as I didn't want to go out, not even to walk Tilly as it was the first anniversary of losing our Annie. The workmen finished the refit in the cloakroom apart from fitting a towel ring as they'd brought a towel rail by mistake and that was far too long and so that will be finished off tomorrow. Now though we have had a change of plan. We were going to paint the upper half of the walls a light grey colour but the plumber and tiler suggested the room would look nice tiled top to bottom and we agreed and it'll be a relief for us not to have to do the painting. So the tiler is going to return sometime in the next couple of weeks to do that for us and at a reasonable cost. It's only a very small room but it's looking so much nicer than it was.
Today the weather is gloriously sunny and I took Tilly a slightly longer walk now that she is getting used to walking on a lead. I took her down the path through the sand dunes as I haven't been there in over a year. Only one person passed us on the path and he stepped aside into the grass which was very good of him.
So then we walked back along the promenade but I wanted Tilly to get used to walking on the sea wall but on a short lead for now. It's much safer for her up there as the promenade is also a cycle route and you wouldn't believe how many cyclists come whizzing past us at great speed.