A seaside stroll

Feeling a tad less liverish this morning, having managed to drink nothing yesterday. Beth off to work today. Sam, Jade, Lorraine and I bussed into town this afternoon, and sat downstairs due to the arm. Sam got off to meet one of his pals Lee and the rest of us continued to Hove Town Hall where we walked past Janet and Ken's old place down to the sea. Cool and a bracing breeze here, and lots of seagulls gliding on the current. A slow amble back into town having a good heart to heart with Jade. Just nice to be out in the fresh air.

Shared the news about Sin Cycle on social media, lovely response from some folks. Feeling cheery about this as a start to the year.

Then into The Basketmakers (the family pub) where we found a table, and were soon joined by Sam and Lee. Lee a good old pal of Sam's who proved to be a talkative and cheery soul, who surprised me by remembering that we had met once many years ago. He was interested in logic and mathematics, and  is considering launching into the brewing side of the catering business. We had a cheery session in the Basketmakers. Beth came by in the car after she finished work, and collected Jade, Lorraine and I. Home and the women all sat down to complete a puzzle together. I sat with them sharing my opinions on things in a free way, and then later spilling cream on the table when I brought up some pudding after Betty had cooked us a stir fry.

Below Jade and Lorraine by the January sea; gulls and remnants of the huge amount of pebbles that were washed over in rough seas lately (a regular winter scene). Jade and Lorraine puzzling. Beth out of shot at her own request. Sam home just after we went to bed.