Well, a good stomp never does any harm does it?
One way or the other not alot to see.........except gorgeous beach!
I like walking at lunchtime - as I'm trying to finish writing up my research - sometimes its hard to keep perspective, its been 3 and a bit years................ Hard, to remember what keeps your soul ticking over (my non human/bovine/canine/chickenine/feline/campervanine) things are beaches, flowers, food and reading/learning, recycling, stripes, covering the world in flowers and beach combing.
Of course I always keep my eyes peeled - there in the distance is a white fish box shape - we all know how much I love fish boxes.........I ambled towards it.
Full of anticipation - will it or won't it come home - I got closer - half broken, hole in the bottom - a bit disappointed I could try and take it home but I'd get such a row from the 'taller than me short people' if I took it home. It has to stay on the beach. But, there you are - what do I see when I turn round? A lovely stripey stone - sitting there contemplating life.
Hello my pretty. I'm afraid, I'm a criminal - I stole it from the beach and took it to the dentist with me - its now at home in my bedroom - keeping me company my stripey stone - amazing how something so old, so simple and so beautiful can cheer you up. I have alot of stones from the beach at home.
As luck would have it anohter fish box came into view (bit like buses these fish boxes you don't see any for weeks then you see lots within a few weeks of each other - today was no exception. But as I got nearer I reaalised it was a fishbox which had had a bit of a tummy tuck.
A bit too much of a tummy tuck - not really a good find - although it made me chuckle in all its new svelt ways.
Ambling along, (not thinkign about my impending dentist appointment - phobias are wierd aren't they?) I was drawn to the tide line at the wall full of seaweed. I got to thinking about my garden (never far from my thoughts) I could do with collecting some seaweed - we use it as a mulch/organic fertiliser here. I need to get some collected up.
Not today though - can't arrive at the dentist with both stone and bucket of seaweed - possibly a little eccentric! Possibly a bit MORE eccentric! I'll come back another day with a few bags and take some home to spread out and rot down into a nice lovely organic addition to my soil.
First though I tackle the dentist and take a seed catalogue with me - a change to look a pretty things I can grow - keep my mind off the things that I don't really want to think about! I hope your lunchtimes are packed with a bit of adventures and time for yourself inbetween the chaos of work - be it writing up the-never-ending thesis or whatever else you are upto...........how do you spend your lunch?
|A lovely beach heart find last year - beaches are ace! (and free)|
|Recharged and ready for anything (except the scary dentist)! Mind you looking at that photo, he's probably more scared than me!|