Blog2011 ≫ Went to the beach today

OK, went near the beach today. Went down to the Harbour this afternoon, after a heavy morning at home, painting the hallway. Not a euphemism or anything, I've finally got round to getting started on the woodwork, the doors and skirtings that I didn't do when we did the rest of the house a year ago. Also painted the front door, looking smart. More coats tomorrow.

Anyway, the beach was very busy even though it's not the hottest of days. The tide was in too, which makes the harbour look at its best, but does not leave a lot of space on the sunny beach. The fountain in the harbour was not running, so the boy missed out on a chance of running through it that he was looking forward to. We walked up the Old High Street to the sweet shop instead, and dropped a bag of books and DVDs at the new Oxfam bookshop.

We watched a programme last night My Hoarder Mum And Me, interesting and a bit sad. I have always denied I am a hoarder, though I can recognise some of the early signs, keeping things in case they come in useful and because they're too good to throw away, though I have no use for them any more. So I'm trying to be a bit bolder in my getting rid of stuff. It was only a bag of duplicate books and unwatched DVDs, some mugs, and a load of empty jars, but it's a start.

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Paul Clarke's weblog - I live in Hythe near Folkestone. Wed to Clare and dad to 2, I'm a full-stack web engineer, + I do js / Node, some ruby, python, php etc. I like pubs, parkrun, eating, home automation + other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, Television, squirrels, pirates, lego, + TIME TRAVEL.