Its been a good day. The weather has been gorgeous - dry, hot and sunny. Just perfect. Not for Tino and Lily though - they have been trying to keep cool.
I walked down to the village and got the bus to Swalwell and walked to Shibdon Pond near Blaydon. Always love going there. I took some special food - it floats on the water instead of sinking. I was throwing it on the pond when a couple of children asked if they should throw some. So we had fun feeding the ducks, ducklings - and one solitary swan. We were joined by a disabled little boy - I placed some food in his chubby little hand so he could throw it. Turned out that the older children were there with their grandparents - and the little boy was a foster child of the grandparents. He had lived with him since he was 7 weeks old. He will stay with them permanently and not be adopted. Over the years they have fostered loads of children. As you can tell I had a long chat with them - lovely couple.
I took loads of photos - so difficult to choose just one to blip. Chose this one of one of the fluffy ducklings. Others are in my Extras.
Walked back to Swalwell - it was hard going as it was so hot. Went to Lidl - lovely and cool in there. Then the bus to the Metrocentre to catch another bus home.
Got home around 5pm and it was still hot so I sat outside on the bench with the cats close by. Had an ice lolly.
Watching " The Voice - Kids " ....... so much talent.
Steps today - 11,440
- Panasonic DC-TZ90