Heart and Hearth (December Reflections 29)

A very simple prompt this time: Home

Home is much on my mind at the moment. I have been away from home since the 31st October. And yet… Home is where the Heart is.

My Heart is here, right beside me. Here in our little van, our Home on wheels. Home is in fact wherever we choose to go. Right now, Home is in the Alentejo in Portugal.

I have my Husband with me

My Heart goes everywhere with this man

I have my dog, our companion for the last 13 years

Nell, our constant companion

I have one cat remaining of the two that we set sail with last October

Home is where your Cat is?

It’s all here, right with me, every day and every last mile that we travel. Wherever I lay my hat…

That said and acknowledged, I cannot claim to be sad at the prospect of turning towards our stone and mortar home with a proper hearth (as opposed to heart) in France tomorrow. It will take us a few weeks to get there but each leg will take us closer and I am looking forward to being back in our little village and amongst friends once more. I anticipate with some joy the daily familiar dog walk. I long to see the spring flowers unfurling, the greening of the trees and the lambs in the fields.

I find that the one thing that I am most looking forward to is shopping at Grand Frais once more! I do miss French food 🙂

Recently, at the: Crooked House

One, two, three…

One, two, three…

We are now well into our third week of confinement. Things appear to be going well for us and the time is passing very quickly, It should get even better now that the weather is set to pick up again.  We are now fully confident that we have not brought any nasty bugs home with us from Provence and so I am no longer trying to completely avoid everybody by walking Nell at a timeContinue readingOne, two, three…

Comforting

Comforting

How do I choose? There is so very much that I could be doing. I am suffering from Opportunity Paralysis! … Continue readingComforting

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2 Comments

  1. Roz Cawley
    January 14, 2020
    Reply

    So beautifully written Beth- Your emotions are deeply felt and so sincere, so lovely ??

    • Roz Cawley
      January 14, 2020
      Reply

      ?? We’re typed as a heart!!

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