I haven’t been around much lately so I thought I’d just check in to fill you in on all the goss.
Firstly, let me advise that around here, when you hear rumbling early in the morning it is not necessarily a thunderstorm, the roof is not falling in and nor is it necessarily a catastrophic explosion of biblical proportions at the nearby French nuclear power plant. No – never fear. The chances are that it’s William and Harry, on the roof again, harassing the hell out of the local crow population.
~ Harry ~ (Sitting on our barbecue if you please)
We are refurbishing and ‘staging’ a property just now, part of the reason for my silence (lots to do, lots of pretty things to buy) but in between it all Mi Amore has taken a much-needed holiday from the daily grind and we’ve done plenty of this:
~ Out To Lunch ~
No I’m not in this shot, I was behind the camera taking paparazzi shots of two innocent elderly ladies enjoying lunch at Big Vern’s in the bay. Just to prove we were there for munchies too …
~ Incognito ~
In between the phone calls, the visits and the happy lunch-time grazing we’ve fitted in plenty of this:
Life had been so stressful for the past few years that we found it impossible to unwind
and we had wondered if we’d ever be able to relax again.
But you know what we realised in this happy break? Time is one of the most precious commodities we have in life and given sufficient of it, we can learn to relax again. And we have. This time out has been (and is) just great.
We have cleared our minds and learned to love the simple joy of being able to do nothing at all, if that’s what takes our fancy … and of playing at our hobbies, even if the results make us giggle, rather than feel proud.
Clearly, I learned that when attempting a fake ‘fishe eye’ one needed to zoom in first…
and not be too precious about holding the ‘secret gizmo’ right up to your camera’s lens (and keeping it steady always helps too I’ve found)!
Yes, life is at last looking pretty good. I will no doubt get back to posting here more often but for now, I’m enjoying my spring sabbatical. Apart from anything else…isn’t May just such a wonderful month?
~ Good Morning Sunshine ~
~ Through The Wisteria Arch ~
~ Des Res ~
~ Sweet Spring ~
How about you? How’s it all going out there in the big wide world?
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