Monday, 18 November 2019

Rivers, Dark Walks, Books and Coffee


The trees have lost most of their leaves now and so much more is visible on our riverside walks in the mornings,  although the early dark nights mean we don't get to see much of anything on the evening walk.  My little torch comes in handy for finding things to pick up … if you know what I mean and are a countryside dog walker yourself  ;-)

It's surprising how differently things look in the dark.  

There are not that many pathways illuminated with the lights of caravans now as the occupants have nearly all gone.  This week there has been a mass exodus after the caravan owners Christmas party at the weekend.  We wander round the caravan park paths at night, much safer than the slippy riverbank or muddy field.  Suky helpfully uses the toilet under one the half dozen lampposts  that are dotted around the place usually, but Mavis doesn't really wait to be floodlit … when a dog has to go a dog has to go and all that!!


In between dog walks I can be found working or blogging at the computer, catching up with reading and generally pottering about sorting out things that need sorting in the Van.  It's time to whittle away at things, although with the absolute chaos at home we have not been able to take anything home up to now ... there would be nowhere to put it. 

 Cupboards are sealed shut at home in Wales, rooms are empty of furniture or completely piled up with furniture depending on which room the painters are up to.  There are not even any books available to read they are all boxed up and packed away.

I'll stay here, here there is usually coffee brewing and there are 'sweet, simple things that remind me that life doesn't have to be complicated to be beautiful'.


Sue xx



14 comments:

  1. Do hope you are soon able to go home to comfort.

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    1. Just a couple more weeks, then I can go home 😃

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  2. I prefer to read books but if you are back home in Wales with books packed away you can read some on your tablet etc.....not the same but better than nothing.

    Keep warm, we are suffering mid 30's and raging bushfires here.

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    1. By the time I get home the carpet will be down, the bookshelves will be dry and I will be able to unpack my books. I do have hundreds of books on my tablet ... but it's not the same is it.

      Your weather has gone manic I really feel for you, take care. Xx

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  3. Must be a relief to be away from all the chaos back in Wales, but good that progress is being made home there in preparation for the house sale. So nice you have your place of calm to be in. x

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    1. It really is.

      There's just the painters there this week, the builders are waiting for the scaffolding to come down so they can come back and start on the retaining wall at the back of the house. They can't fit in to do anything until it's down as there's only about 3ft between the house and the hillside 😃

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  4. Things will settle at home in Wales soon but it is great that you can be away from it all.
    xx

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    1. Definitely, it'll be like s new house for Christmas 🌲🎄🎀🎁

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  5. So lovely that you have your Van to escape to. Sounds like things are really coming on back at your Welsh home. It would be lovely to see some photo's when all is complete. I have always loved your spot in Wales, I wonder if all the hard work and improvements will make you want to stay - but somehow I don't think so??!! I think you have big plans, or smaller plans as the case may be. Looking forward to following your adventures, as always.

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    1. Hopefully, it will look just the same as when we finished decorating it 6 years ago. White, green touches and nice and fresh ... but with much less 'stuff' and better carpet. But yes, I'll take some photos and show them on here, I'll need them for the sales website anyway. 😃

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  6. Here is hoping for a soon to be quiet home in Wales.

    God bless.

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    1. The outside has now had 3 coats of paint on top of the new rendering and a freshen up coat on the back of the house, and today the painter is back at work today on the inside, so it's starting to take shape.

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  7. I love the scenery around where your van is, very pretty and conducive to walks. I hope your painting and other projects conclude quickly and you'll enjoy being among your books once more.

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    1. There are lots of nice walks around the caravan park, and enough pathways to be able to vary even the shortest of walks for the dogs. It's nice to get out in the fresh air at least twice a day, without dogs I think sometimes I would just vegetate.

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