Simply Splendid

One of the things that I love about living by the sea is the way that the view is a  new one every day. The tide comes and goes, and the birds and seals come and go with the state of the tide too. The colour of the sea is ever-changing under the volatile sky, and it’s very nature changes with the phase of the moon and the force and direction of the wind. All weekend we had a dark and stormy sea, with large waves and spray breaking over the road and into the garden. Today is as calm and still as it ever could be. It’s cold today – frosty in fact – and sunny. I had a splendid cycle ride to spinning, though a little nippy about the hind quarters. Coming home was even better and I felt gloriously happy as I pedalled home in the sun, looking at my world reflected in the plate glass of the bay. I mean,  really  ecstatic. It was wonderful. I was completely dazzled by the sun bouncing off the sea – I must buy some ski goggles or something similar to wear when I am on the bike.

The weekend storm had blown up much rubbish of the persistent kind. I resolved to do something about it and when I came home I asked Mr L, if he wasn’t busy, would like to come outside for 20 minutes. We took the dogs, some gloves, and a "Bag the Bruck" bag, and we quickly filled it with plastic bottles and other debris. I found a small buoy in good condition and lobbed it across the road and into the garden for Nell, who had a perfectly splendid, if very noisy, time chasing it around. She too was ecstatic with the way that today turned out. I think Suzie also rather enjoyed herself poking around in the lovely rotting seaweed smells. As always, with Griff it was hard to tell. He’s an enigmatic kind of a chap.

The lack of wind today meant that I could buy the Really Useful Box that I wanted from the Post Office, and bring it home just wedged into my cycle basket. I am well pleased with my purchase and will soon have it filled with sock yarn. It is an 18 Litre box, and will live up to its name, I am sure.

The Baby Socks were finished at Spinning this morning and I am ready to get my parcel packed up. I am glad that I persevered with the socks but I don’t believe I shall be making any more in a hurry.

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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 20, 2020 at 12:12PM

Gobsmacking sight I have what I hope will be better images on my camera. #livereportingfromtheroad #spain#autumn2020 #griffonvultures

October 20, 2020 at 11:05AM

5 km of tunnel and at around 1400 metres, so off we go.downward again. How long until the cat throws up? #livereportingfromtheroad #Spain #autumn2020