Well, we never thought we’d be in this position this time last year but he’s still here - today we’re celebrating Oscar’s 15th birthday! As he can’t see to read any more we didn’t give him a card.
Opening presents was also a bit of a problem!
We went for a celebratory birthday walk at the “East Beach” end of Selsey. This is Doug and Oscar next to the ‘blue plaque’ denoting the position where, during the war, the Mulberry Harbours were assembled and then towed to the Normandy Beaches for the D Day landings.
Also from the beach we can look across the bay to Bognor Regis five miles away. The spikey building is part of Butlin’s holiday camp. (thank goodness for zoom lenses)
There are some interesting beach residences at “East Beach” – some of the original ones now nestle in the shadow of the newer ones.
Oscar and Doug walking back along the sea wall to the car. Yesterday, and much of last night, was very stormy but today we had brilliant sunshine with temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees and the sea was as calm as mill pond. The sea wall is the thing that Doug is walking on (not the little white painted one on his right!). It’s about 8 feet thick and 8 feet high and at the moment there’s a large amount of shingle build up which rather hides the size of it.