Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Holidays


This is the Jubilee Pool in Penzance which sadly was shut when we got there. But I couldn't resist taking some pictures.

Absence due to a holiday in Penzance which was much needed, though I could have done with another week to be honest. The first weekend two close friends came down with me and we made the most of that glorious hot weather, swimming at Marazion, walking over to Lamorna from Mousehole and attending various pubs.

They left on the Sunday night and my mum arrived on the Monday morning. We were invited to our cousins for supper on the Monday night, had a lovely day together on Tuesday and I put her on the train on Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday morning my dear friend Viv and her dog Titch arrived and the rest of the week was a lot of fun. Which isn’t to say that the first part wasn’t, she says hastily. But Viv is very easy.

It was lovely having a few days to unwind, walk the dogs, potter about Penzance and have someone to cook for – though Viv’s lovely partner Paul bought us wine and a takeaway the first night. We did several walks for Cornwall Today, got lost (as we always do) and laughed a lot (as we always do).

In amongst all of this, I discovered that a close friend of mine was feeling really low. Then another whose husband is ill so she is feeling really low. Then to top it all, another close mate had a suspected heart attack.

But the first friend is coming out of his period of reclusion and talking again, my friend’s husband is improving and my third friend has had loads of tests and they can’t find anything wrong.

Phew. But you can see why I wanted another week’s holiday.

In the meantime, I was sent this wonderful caption this morning. “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem make sure you are not, in fact, just surrounded by arseholes.”

Had to send it to Friend #1. Thank God he hasn’t lost his sense of humour.

18 comments:

Chris Stovell said...

I love that gem of wisdomosity! Gosh, that pool looks amazing, what a shame it was closed, but you struck very lucky with the weather for your break. We have very happy memories of sailing to Penzance on our epic voyage... not quite so happy when we left and reached a very rough Land's End!

Lots of sad news about wherever I look at the moment. Look after yourself. Cx

Marsha said...

Wow, sounds like you definitely needed a holiday. And what a week for it! I can't believe that heatwave.

Glad you enjoyed yourself!

ADDY said...

So glad you had a good break with your mum and friends. Perhaps you can go away again soon before the winter sets in.

Flowerpot said...

Chris - good bit of wisdom isn;'t it? Thanks I am endeavouring to look after myself x

Flowerpot said...

Addy - don't think I'll be able to get away but have a few good weekends planned which should be good.

Flowerpot said...

Marsha - we were so lucky with that weekend. Can't believe it!

Colette McCormick said...

Love that quote - I will use it on a regular basis.
Sounds like you had a great holiday - good for you because you deserve it, Sorry to hear about your friends but they are lucky to have you rooting for them.

Melissa Marsh said...

Penzance! I always think of Pirates of Penzance, of course, the one with Linda Rondstandt and Kevin Kline. :-)

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - oh yes that one!

Flowerpot said...

Colette - I love the quote too!

Debs Carr said...

So funny, I love that!

I'm glad you had such a fun trip.x

Amanda said...

Such a fantastic quote, made me laugh out loud!

So glad you had a good break. I love the photograph of the Jubilee Pool.

X

Flowerpot said...

Mandy - the pool is just amazing!

Flowerpot said...

Debs it was hectic but good fun!

Pat Posner said...

Great quote, Flowerpot!
Sounds like you had a great, much-needed, break, too.

Look after yourself
Love to Molls and Puss
xxPat

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Pat and good to hear from yuou again. Hope you and yours are well!

Akelamalu said...

Glad to hear you had a good break Flowerpot. x

Flowerpot said...

thanks Ak - sorry to hear your news though xx