Photos Copyright: Maggie May
You may be able to make out what the first photo is about but if you have no idea, then I will explain.
I saw an advertisement for foot massage and thought that it was a novel idea. You see there were no people involved....... only fish.
I suppose you might be revolted at the thought of dozens of small fish sucking the dry skin off your feet.
However, I found it an amazing experience and for 15 minutes I sat with my feet on a grid in a tank of water up to the ankles and from the moment that I put my feet into the tank, a shoal of small hungry Garra Rufa latched on to both my feet and started to suck. They moved all over the feet and the soles and heels and uppers.
It felt like thousands of bubbles bursting about all over my feet.
I found it very soothing.
My granddaughters sat and watched while I was being devoured, keeping their own feet well hidden behind socks and shoes but they did seem very intrigued to watch me go through what was to them, torture.
I was really enjoying the sensation but my 15 minutes soon came to an end but I was really amazed at how soft my feet had become. They felt very tingly for ages afterwards.
I would love to do it again and fully intend to.
Because the girls had waited so patiently while my feet were being cleaned up, I asked them if they'd like to go on a steam train that runs along part of the waterfront in our city.
This suggestion went down very well so we meandered along looking at other things as we walked to the platform.
Once aboard, we travelled along the waterfront for a while and then branched off and went down another track through the backs of some familiar buildings, along the Avon and the whole journey lasted about twenty minutes there and back.
I think that it was a lovely trip, though we smelt a bit smokey by the time we'd finished.
Anyone remember Rosie and Jim? We didn't expect to see them looking through a barge window.
My feet felt wonderfully invigorated right through the afternoon. In fact, I felt generally more sprightly!
Has anyone else had a fishy foot massage?