Week 36 Get lost at lunchtime
.....loose yourself for an hour and see what happens
I’ll be honest I’ve not had a great week. My son who had a knee operation in November went to play rugby for the first time since and his knee popped so back to square one after months of physio. He is very down about it as it may mean he will have to give the game up for good. The man Viking Eric has finally come to ‘up-do’ my kitchen….it’s a compromise it’s not a complete new kitchen but hey ho. Out goes the bachelor pad black everywhere and ahem the‘90’s vibe and nasty gas cooker… in comes the sparkly white work tops. Pleased as I am that VE has finally got around to us… it also means a certain amount of short term chaos…for example this evening I was planning on cooking a chicken pie after seeing the recipe on telly only to get a call from my son (who however much he is feeling low is still always thinking about his stomach) saying that I had better pick up a take away for this evening as we are in between cookers. Also I’ve got some underlying feeling of being under the weather you know just a bit blah….hopefully all these things are short term and all will be rosy again soon.
So enough of all that… how did I get on with this week’s challenge?
I have two things to report…. I went for a wander around the town I work in. It’s a historic market town with lots of little nooks and crannies, lots of little shops and no high street names here. As I walked I thought I would try a new café as my’ getting lost’ bit ( remember I’m not feeling that well..) as I approached it I noticed a lovely mellow yellow sideboard in the vintage furniture shop next door. It was like the sun shining on the righteous except it was a yellow sideboard in a pool of sunlight, and it just drew me in…. I was instantly in love. I live in a small house where things don’t fit willy nilly…but it was so unique and such a bargain I decided to go for it and forgot all about my lunch. It wouldn’t fit in my little car so I texted my friend who has a larger car to see if she was anywhere in the vicinity and she was! So you see it was meant to be. I know B is going to hate it when he comes home this weekend. A) its not new and B) its adding to the clutter. But it’s a small price to pay for someone who is going to cook you a superb chicken pie to welcome you home….oh wait…no that’s not going to happen.
The second ‘getting lost’ was an evening stroll with Ted as I had no more free lunchtimes. I thought I knew all the walks there are to do in village so I wondered idly how this would happen. Anyway on the way I decided to pick some blackberries (another pie there may be a theme here) and some hazelnuts my most favourite food on the planet. And this is how it happened. While I was engrossed in scanning the branches like a fevered squirrel Ted must have got bored and pulled me forward through this overgrown area which I’d never noticed before despite walking many times down this lane. I was amazed to find a large clearing with a simple wooden bench overlooking a curve in the river. I couldn’t believe I’d never noticed it before. I sat there for a while listening to the birds and the flow of the river and noticed two names carved into the seat ‘Hannah and James’ who were these two? My romantic side took over and imagined them as young lovers hiding away in this spot so they could enjoy each other.
I also got lost in our new post room in work...very simple things becoming very complicated....but that's another story completely.
So... thanks to this week's experiment I am now the proud owner of a very happy piece of furniture and I have found the perfect spot for a little contemplation and tranquility right on my doorstep and it was an escape from a rather yucky week. Happy Friday everyone.