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

Bare Naked

Bare Naked

We are home again, after a month-long trip away. A trip during which I completely failed to get my laptop out. It was good to come home. We were driving along, close to Le Dorat at the time, when I felt that “aren’t we fortunate to live in such a lovely part of France” feeling washing over me. I had a sudden urge to invite all my friends to come and stay and to shareContinue readingBare Naked

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

A Month in France: Nothing is Lost

I am lagging on the Month in the Country prompts, and lagging badly at that. I have a list of prompts t be caught up on and I shall be working my way through them here, or at Scattered Thoughts depending on where the post most naturally sits. I have elected to tackle the prompts not in date order necessarily but to seize upon prompts that offer me space in which to write down the things that I am feeling the need to say. Even if I need to crowbar it in. The thing is, I am going to continue to be short of time and space in which to write and so a two-for-one is useful and I hope to do as many of those as I can. Seems like a plan? … Continue readingA Month in France: Nothing is Lost

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash

October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

An interesting morning. Up and at ’em we went to IntermarchĂ© to fuel up and to buy some food for when we arrive home. They were queuing outside the door for what appeared to be controlled entry. There were queues for fuel too. “We’re not that desperate” we said and set off for home. It… Continue reading October 29, 2020 at 10:24AM

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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