Marie Louise McConville: Evening walk in the sun ruined by a cyclist
What a week it’s been.
Ok so the cost of diesel is still sky high and buying a loaf of bread and a pint of milk will leave you broke but the sun has come through, after what felt like a lifetime.
I don’t know where Mr. Sunshine spent his long hiatus, but eventually he decided to make a most welcome comeback and I don’t know about you, but it sure lifted my spirits.
Even though it hasn’t been the hottest, there’s still something about the big yellow ball in the sky that does us the most good.
So, not knowing how long this would last, Darren was sent to cut the grass, put the trampoline back in place after the series of thunderstorms and wash the garden furniture.
And it wasn’t long before the kids were out in the back garden, breathing in some fresh, sunny air.
The brighter evenings also enticed me to take a nice long walk.
While I’m still doing my boxing lessons, I just felt like I wanted to take advantage of the nice weather, so I left.
It was really nice to pass other walkers, some with their kids and some with their dogs, it was almost like life was getting back to normal – or as close as it gets.
Once I got off the road for a bit, I turned to come back and that’s when my pleasant evening walk met a not so pleasant conclusion.
In the distance, on the other side of the road, I see a cyclist who seems to stop suddenly on the side of the road.
I thought maybe he suffered a puncture or he had to take or make a phone call – I wish so.
No, he seemed to think it was fine, on a main road, where children were walking, to just go to the bathroom.
He was there with his tracks lying around for all of us to see, and it was a beautiful evening, around 5:30 p.m.
Don’t get me wrong, although I’m not a cyclist, I know that when you have to go, you have to try, but it seemed to me that no effort had been made to find somewhere more private – behind a tree, behind a bush – and I was totally disgusted by what I saw.
I’m just grateful that I don’t have Abbie with me.
I really felt it was just a really irresponsible thing to do.
While I would have liked to give him a good disguise – excuse the pun – I decided to ignore his actions and continue at home.
While I had enjoyed the walk, listening to my tunes, I really didn’t need to see this man’s tunes.
I really hope the coming of the sun doesn’t cause more people to lose inhibitions.
God knows there’s enough trauma in the world right now – we don’t need anything more hurting at home.
The ITV reality show I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! should air earlier than usual this year so as not to conflict with the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The popular show, which will return to Australia this year after moving to North Wales for the past two years, is due to vacate its late November slot.
Sources told The Sun that it “makes sense to separate them.”
“The last thing you want is for viewers to have to choose between the latest in the jungle and a big game.”
TV actress Daniella Westbrook is hoping for a return to soap – in Coronation Street.
The EastEnders actress, who is best known for playing Sam Mitchell in the famous spot from 1990 to 2000 and from 2009 to 2016, said she would “love” to play a role in Corrie or Emmerdale.
The announcement comes after EastEnders bosses recently announced that Sam Medcalf, who played Sam Mitchell from 2002 to 2005, would return to EastEnders as Mitchell’s daughter.
Daniella Westbrook then threatened to sue the BBC over her character redesign.
However, the 48-year-old actress said she was “looking ahead now”.
Speaking about her ambitions on GB News, she said: “EastEnders was awesome, I grew up in front of the nation. But that’s in the past. I’m so RIP Sam Mitchell!
“I’d love to do Emmerdale or Corrie. I’d also love to get back into acting where it all started for me. I’ll be 50 next year and one day I’d love to play Momma in Chicago.”
During the interview, the actress also said she understands why people might think she doesn’t deserve more chances.
“I will never take my condition for granted. I had 14 years of cleanliness and then I relapsed so I will always say, every day, that I am in recovery”.