Wednesday, April 18, 2007

ALONE AGAIN

Aside

The house is deathly quiet. The Sussex family have just left in brilliant sunshine although there is still a nip in the air and I think maybe I should hold off putting such as lobelia outside yet awhile.

Yesterday we repeated Coleridge Way 5 – at least I did – it was the first time for the family. Last time was October so it looked quite different. It’s where you join the Exmoor Park and the variety of scenery is enchanting. If you want to see it you have to go back to October 2006.

At lunch in the Valiant Soldier I noticed a couple with back packs and asked them if they were doing the Coleridge Way. They were - doing the whole route in three days staying at B& B’s. (Bed and breakfast places). What a lovely idea. I’m fairly sure I could manage nine or ten miles at one go.

Today I just feel like mooning round the garden to restore my joi de vivre. As we waved goodbye I caught a delicious waft of vanilla scent coming from the clematis below. I’m going to sit in the garden and remember the reason why Paula wanted to see me and why I felt guilty. And I’ll tell you later.

Family

16 comments:

Andrew said...

You little tease!

apprentice said...

Clematis looks lovely. That's a nice wee hook you've instered here Pat, you're the mistress of suspense!

My Wisteria is shaping up to flower, my worry is by June everything will be over!

PI said...

andrewm: sorry about that! I've just zonked right out.

Anna: see above.
One of the sadnesses of my life is my state of wistarialessness. I planted one in my old house which waas planned to grow along the wall and cascade down the apple loft but holly trees cut off the light. Another on the back wall was a puny growth for eleven years when I discovered the label said white so I stopped trying to succour it. I have decided we are not meant for eacn other. I know what you mean about a dearth later. I am having pleasant surprises just now with stuff I stuck in - in a panic last year but it's still only April.

R. Sherman said...

The B&B/trekking trip sounds nice, although you really can't beat sleeping for a week at a time on cold hard ground.

Cheers.

PI said...

Randall: part of me agrees with you but although I carry a small rucksack, camping gear would be beyond me. Then again there is my chauffeur - MTL!

sablonneuse said...

Have a good rest and then tell us more - please.

Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Children leave behind little sadnesses and silences every time they depart a place. Each morning, the Problem Husband drives our girls to pre-school. I turn, wistfully after the goodbye hugs, avowals of love and promises to be good, and I look at the breakfast wreckage, hear the ticking of the clock and feel the emptiness.

Then I think Yippee! 3 whole hours to myself! Peace, peace, sweet, gentle peace! Oh thank you God for your bountiful blessings! And a little time in the day away from your bountiful blessings too.
:)

PI said...

sablonneuse: will do:)

Sam: that is so true!

FOUR DINNERS said...

I've got vanilla flavoured clematis n all. Love it.

If I can't sleep tonight it's all your fault. 'Tell you later'!!!

Feel guilty! (or not. Least Caz won't get woken wi me snorin')

PI said...

Blimey 4d! What have I done now?

granny p said...

Valiant Soldier! Did you notice the sign? (Have just read Paula bit, so not gasping. All going well...)

And oh yes, I remember - and used The Way in! -(or was it Out?)

PI said...

grannyp: noticed the sign only casually - you've got me worried now. It was either 'in' or 'out' but i remember the confusion!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Bluebells and clematis. What a glorious garden.

Now I'm off to read what Paula wanted.

PI said...

GG: maybe it's the best time of year for gardens round here.

David said...

i would like nothing better than to have such a garden, you are blessed indeed!

PI said...

David: I remind myself often.