Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Holidays and sunshine


This is Godrevy, taken on a Cornwall Today walk I did on Sunday with Sally.

My week away was a lovely break – I hadn’t realised how tired I was until the day before I left, but that evening a group of us went to a fabulous evening of folk music at Devoran Village Hall having had a bite to eat in the pub beforehand. It was a lovely evening of music and laughter and set me up for the week to come.

The week itself was great – lots of walks, talks, food and drink. The cottage was south facing and we had lots of sun, there’s a great pub 3 minute walk away and also the best fish and chip shop on the other side of the road.

Various friends came and stayed, contributed to the cost and brought food and wine so I will definitely book it again. The day before I left, Howard rang (who’s painting my flat) - as there’s no storage he’d had to pile everything onto my bed and he said mournfully that it looked like a bomb had hit it. In addition, he’d had to get a mate to help him as there was so much to do, and he’d got flu and was being harassed by his neighbour and had to go to the police.

I really didn’t want to come home, but arrived back with a sinking heart, prepared for the worst. But Howard’s painted half the flat which looks fabulous. It took a while to get things sorted but a friend helped move furniture and it was reasonably in order by the time I got to bed that night. Howard’s still stricken with flu but will resume painting the rest of it when he’s better poor love.

Meanwhile the sun is shining, two dear friends are back from their travels and I’m off to Rosudgeon car boot with one and seeing the other one later. Got to make hay while the sun shines, as they say. Plenty of rain to come I’m sure.

23 comments:

Sally said...

So glad your holiday was a success and that at least half your flat is painted and looking good.
Enjoy the lovely sunshine and I'll see you for singing tomorrow. You are sounding much lighter in spirit.....
with love
xx

Talli Roland said...

What a wonderful photo! The weather lately has been spectacular.

So glad you enjoyed your time away. Sometimes you don't know how tired you are until you stop!

ADDY said...

You sound as if you have lots of lovely friends to help you and spend time with. It does help the time to pass pleasantly. Unfortunately, all my friends seem to live a miniumum of 60 miles away and I don't have any at all locally, but my two best friends and I are meeting up in London for lunch in 2 weeks' time,so I am really looking forward to that.

Akelamalu said...

It sounds as thought you had a great week! Hope your decorator is well soon. :)

Flowerpot said...

Ak - I hope so too!

Flowerpot said...

Addy - yes I am fortunate i having a lot of very good friends. Hope you have a lovely time in London. Take care.

Flowerpot said...

Talli - no I agree, it's getting away that makes you realise you need to slow down! but having got home life continues at a fair whack as normal.....

Flowerpot said...

Thanks Sally - v much look forwward to seeing you tomorrow. Yes I feel much better thanks. Helps to have your good mates around doesnt it?

SARINA said...

That photo makes me miss Cornwall.
I used to love living there. I soooo wished I could again. Enjoy the sunny days as the rain might just be there again d'rec'ly.

elleeseymour said...

I'm glad to hear too that you had a lovely holiday. Has the rain come yet? It's bone dry in East Anglia.

Flowerpot said...

Hi Ellee, no it's been dry here for several weeks now. Most unlike Cornwall!

Flowerpot said...

Sarina - I wouldn't want to live anywhere else, now. And yes, I took a day off yesterday as the weather was just glorious. Got to enjoy it while we can!

Philipa said...

So glad you a lovely time on hol. Gosh I could do with a break and it seems a crime not to go away in this lovely sunshine. Isn't it glorious?

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Phil. It really is amazing at the moment - just like summer. It won't last so making the most of it!

Suburbia said...

The beach at Godrevy is one of my favourite places :-)

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful place that I'll have to add my list of things I'd love to see...someday...

I hope your weekend has been an enjoyable one!!

Flowerpot said...

Kim - it is a lovely place, truly magical. Sadly mum very ill and ih hospital so weekend been a round of frantic phone calls.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I do hope the flat has been finished by now, but sounds like you've had a smashing holiday and a good needed rest.

CJ x

Flowerpot said...

CJ - flat not finished in utter chaos and Mum in hospital so just as well I did have a holiday!

Becca said...

The weather looks fine to have a walk.Can't wait to have a walk in our province.

Flowerpot said...

Becca - we've had a spell of lovely weather - great for walking!

Beth said...

I love your photo. Thanks for sharing such good art. Segmation.

Beth said...

Nice art and photo. Thanks for sharing your art. Segmation.