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

Feeling a bit seedy

Feeling a bit seedy

Nell and I went for a walk this morning. It was a gorgeous day but we ended up by not going very far. The Crooked Man had gone out and I was expecting a parcel delivery. Plus, I was finding it hard going. Not feeling on top of my game right now. Possibly a touch of “Keto Flu”? I’d like to think so, but honestly haven’t been working hard enough at it to have gotContinue readingFeeling a bit seedy

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Here, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

Where do all these yawning gaps come from? Aha – this time I have the answer – I have been busy updating Scattered Thoughts! After a couple of very long posts, time and energy were lacking for coming here to write and as little else had happened other than a shopping delivery or two, it seemed unimportant.Also spending far too much time at Facebook, which I am trying to give up but it keeps onContinue readingHere, there, everywhere – and nowhere at all

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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