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

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Thanks!

It’s a reasonable day today and thus we have the back doors standing open. This means that Chloé can come and go as she pleases (she refuses to use the cat flaps and expects us to give her ingress and egress via the sitting room window). We were taking a coffee break in between sorting out the van, when we heard a strange Chloé-type noise. I did not like it. I wondered if she hadContinue readingThanks!

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

Petunias always make me think of Dinghies

It has been a busy day, not much time for anything. We walked the dog this morning but I took no photographs until I decided to take a few potshots in the village on our way back.

Recent movements of the: Deux Escargots

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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