Just sitting on a bench whiling away the time….

Last Friday was a scorchio day in many parts of the country, but included my area as well. I had to go to town to pick up my son in laws birthday pressies. I’d had 2 piccies framed for him and received a txt that morning to say they were ready…..

The village bus was late as the traffic through the village was busier than I’ve ever seen it! Turns out many people were avoiding the dual carriageway into Hull and the coast beyond and thought it would be a quieter route through our village…..wrong! 🙄….

The same was true once we got in Beverley. The bus driver said it had been like this all morning and asked if we all were prepared to be dropped off at the bus station. All in agreement, he headed off, as soon as we hit the town gridlock, down the side streets and bypassed the stationary traffic, much to our relief or we could have been there all day 🙄

We all got off the bus and all the roads were just at a standstill….a local bobby said this was the start of the traffic to the coast 😳….we’re miles away😳…..

I snuck round by St Marys Church

And saw the cars stationary there as well. The funniest thing was, that several cars that had passed me waiting for my bus in the village, were in that queue. One of them shouted, who was from the village:

How did you get here before we did” 😂🤣😂

Anyway, I picked up my 2 framed piccies…..and then had an hour spare before the bus home. It was such a hot day I really didn’t want to walk round town, and the piccies were quite bulky and heavy. As I stood having a think what to do, I looked to my left and saw Coronation Gardens, which I’d forgotten existed….

I ambled there and spotted a bench in the shade. A few other people had had the same idea. Some on the grass eating ice cream, others, like me sat on a bench reading a book, a newspaper or simply sat in the shade watching the world go by….

It’s a lovely peaceful place and even though, it’s in a busy part of town, so quiet…so restful…


I lost track of time, just sat watching….even the birds feel happy there hopping between the benches looking for a tasty worm or two…

All around the wall edges are very old tomb stones and at the back, the grander graves…

As I realised it was time to amble for the bus, I walked along the edge looking at the inscriptions, the side I chose were all from the 1800’s…..all very touching and carved with love yet faded with time….

…..for me it was a way to pass an hour before my bus home…for others, long gone from this world, it was simply their resting place……

About wendy7713

On the 31st July 2014 I was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. I may not have much of a short term memory anymore but that date is one I’ll never forget. I’m 58 years young, live happily alone in Yorkshire, have 2 daughters and I’m currently still in full time employment in the NHS. However, I’m now in the process of taking early retirement to give me a chance of enjoying life while I’m still me. I've started this blog to allow me, in the first instance, to write all my thoughts before they’re lost. If anyone chooses to follow my ramblings it will serve as a way of raising awareness on the lack of research into Alzheimer's. It will hopefully convey the helplessness of those diagnosed with dementia, as there is no cure – the end is inevitable. However, I’m also hoping I can convey that, although we've been diagnosed, people like me still have a substantial contribution to make; we still have a sense of humour; we sill have feelings. I’m hoping to show the reality of trying to cope on a day to day basis with the ever-changing environment that dementia throws at those diagnosed with the condition. What I want is not sympathy. What I want is simply to raise awareness.

10 thoughts on “Just sitting on a bench whiling away the time….

  1. I really enjoy the portraits you paint of life in your part of the world. So different from the urban life I have in the States. Thanks! I feel like I’ve been somewhere, which is quite welcome in these times.

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  2. Wendy, somehow you always find a scenic, restful spot wherever you are! I picture your village similar to what I see on the TV show “Father Brown”, and as a life long Agatha Christie novel fan, I so enjoy your detailed and vivid descriptions, at times I can imagine myself living there! You are truly lucky and blessed to live where you do. No such luck here in South Florida. Today it is 91 degrees outside, talk about a scorcher!

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