Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Post Holiday Melt Down


This is one of my favourite walks near Fowey - on the coastal footpath leading towards Gribben. Every time I do it my heart leaps.

I'd forgotten just how difficult it is to settle back into work after a good holiday. And it was fabulous. We had a great weekend with friends when we arrived, which included a trip in the blow up boat (named Inflated Ego) up to Golant, via Cannabis Creek.

Deb and I walked back, exploring Cannabis Creek on the way back – you could see why it was so named (when the Sawmills Studios were first in operation), and Himself did a wonderful job on the catering front.

Altogether we had fabulous weather, and a few days to ourselves, when we had a boat trip up the river to Lerryn, again in amazing weather. Molls and I did a new walk every day, walked miles and then on the Wednesday two more friends came for more walks and general hilarity.

As Himself's breathing isn't too good, hills are difficult (and Fowey is built on a very steep one). Luckily, he found he could walk into town then get the town bus back free courtesy of his bus pass, which gave him quite a thrill. He and John sloped off to the pub just like two schoolboys playing truant, and both were able to come back free on the bus, glowing with alcoholic naughtiness.

We left last Friday and it gave me a real wrench to drive off the Bodinnick Ferry and leave Fowey behind. God knows what I was in my past life but I certainly lived in Fowey.

And now it's back to work. It's chucking it down with rain and, having just transcribed an interview from the way home, I feel I need a lie down. But I have signed Himself up for a photography course and he has to go in today to meet the tutor. The reasoning behind this is that a) I hope he will enjoy it and give him an interest (he takes very good pictures already) and b) I don't have time to go, so he can pass his learnings on to me. DAMN - just had a phone call to say the government have cut the OAP discount so he won't be able to do it. What a shame.

So life returns to normal, whatever that is. Himself is painting the bathroom – for the third time in as many weeks – don't ask. I've told him that I am DEFINITELY having a shower tomorrow, come hell or high water. So don't come and see us till then.

22 comments:

Lane said...

Damn those cutbacks.

Glad you had a good holiday fp. And hope you can have a shower soon!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Lane - it's a real shame as it would have done Himself a lot of good I think. Hey ho. Roll on that shower tomorrow!

Akelamalu said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday - bus passes for us elderly are a great bonus. ;)

Colette McCormick said...

Glad you enjoyed your holiday. As for cuts - I fear that they will get worse before they get better.

Liane Spicer said...

What a great name for a boat! Your holiday sounds wonderful!

Flowerpot said...

Ak - I do hope the bus passes aren't cut too but can see that happening.

Flowerpot said...

Colette - I fear you could be right.

Flowerpot said...

Liane - it's a great name isn't it? (Himself came up with that so I can say that!)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I guess public transport comes in handy sometimes! That's a beautiful picture; I think my husband would very much like the area, he loves his walks especially with the dogs.

CJ xx

Chris Stovell said...

What a crying shame about the cutbacks! Always hard to get back to 'normal' after a really good holiday. Hope you're back in the swing (and the shower) soon.

Flowerpot said...

I'm sure he'd love it CJ - perfect for dog walking!

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Chris. Had a shower this morning though post holiday blues are well stuck in - sure they will go soon!

Amanda said...

Glad you had a great holiday, FP. x

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Mandy!

Ellee Seymour said...

Welcome back, and I'm glad you had such a great holiday.

Debs said...

I'm glad you had such a great holiday, but sorry that Himself won't be going on his course.

Hope you can use that shower tomorrow, or is he thinking of painting a fourth coat on those walls?

Flowerpot said...

Debs - gld to report that we are both clean again. Though he still hasn't finished painting the bathroom - yep fourth coat is in the offing:)

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Ellee - don't know why your post came through in different order!

Bluestocking Mum said...

Sounds like a great holiday. It's always hard coming back (I know.)

You made me chuckle about himeself painting bathroom for 3rd time. That's type of thing I do.

xx

Flowerpot said...

Blue Stocking - third repaint stopped half way through so we have half done and half not done bathroom!!

Ellee Seymour said...

You have put Him to good use by the sound of it. I hope we can see some of those photos he takes. I'm glad you had a great holiday.

Flowerpot said...

Ellee - yes he has his uses! Actually this was my photo but he is very clever at taking them!