What’s been happening?

Wracking my brains to try and find something to write about in order to bring the blog up to speed. There’s not a lot.

This is my "me" blog and a fundamental difficulty is that when we are travelling, there simply is very little "me time". We drive for perhaps three or four hours, pitch camp and then the priorities are to walk the dog (and now also the cat) and sort out some food.

There has been a little knitting, but only very little and nowhere near as much as I had hoped that there would be. Two socks have each made a little progress however and that is better than nothing. A scarf that I cast on has made so little progress that it barely merits mention. Now that we have reached Portugal and darkness falls earlier, it seems unlikely that there will be any further knitting in the foreseeable.

As usual, I packed my pencils intending to tackle a drawing course with all the free time at my disposal. I also packed "Adult Colouring Books" and my coloured pencils. I honestly believed that I would complete a page at each stopover then photograph the results and post them. I also registered for a few Future Learn courses to help fill in my down time.


O, how I shall laugh at my folly and ambition one day. ?

What there has been is a considerable amount of reading. Time freed up by taking a Facebook holiday has been put to good use. I have polished off two and a half books so far and hope to be starting the third before the weekend is over.

Photography is a bit hit and miss. I probably have a couple of hundred exposures to review in Lightroom just as soon as I can get around to it. I am pretty sure that the general quality is low though! Again, lack of "me time" has to take the blame. I am not grumbling – after all the best part of this motorhoming lark is the togetherness aspect and I can never complain about the amount of time that we spend together just walking or dining out… or the early nights on long dark evenings, cosying up and listening to music.

It’s the Life, you know ?

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 28, 2020 at 11:19AM

Seeing some sensational autumn colours on this drive but finding it hard to capture what with all the bouncing, twisting and turning. Not to mention the crappy IG camera facility. #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020

October 28, 2020 at 10:30AM

Deviation through Béziers. It’s going to be a long day… #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #routebarrée #deviation #thelockdowndash

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