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Sunday, 18 January 2015

Near perfect

I’ve reached a point now where I can lift my head occasionally and see something truly beautiful, perhaps even laugh a little. Here I sit at the close of a truly wonderful weekend with new, very precious memories to start filling the next chapter of my life…

On Friday, I packed my carrot juice - in retrospect, a really bad move, as it leaked all over my bag, coat and gloves - we loaded up the car and headed out to Freshfield forest following the advice of a good friend. On my trip back to Hemel Hempstead, I had something of a revelation. I realised that the one thing I was missing was my time in the woods. I needed to recharge. I love this place where hills, forest and beach meet and are within easy reach!

I saw my first ever red squirrel!! Sadly, my camera didn’t meet expectations, so I just have a blur that blended with the background, but it was there and terribly cute! Apparently they’re shy critters, but you’d never have guessed from watching this one. I suspect he was too busy taunting the crow to be bothered by our presence.

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‘Dogs on leads’ is, of course, optional… It was pure doggy paradise!
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Cure for melancholy prescribed by an old friend… Go take a walk in the woods!
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This camera isn’t the best, but for capturing the day, it suffices. I loved the gnarled, weather-beaten woods.
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Windy grasses. It was a glorious day!
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… with random asparagus. Apparently these lands used to be asparagus farms. Ideal soil for it.
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Beautiful wood carvings were to be seen at regular intervals
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Where forest meets beach
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Three guesses as to which way the wind blows
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Even the snails were huddled together to keep warm. The sun may have been shining, but it was very chilly!
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We ended at a lovely pub for dinner. Thank you to Ste and Tat for making a day with very special memories for me :)


Yesterday, I took myself off for a treat and had a hour long reiki session, something I’ve promised myself for years. It was pleasant. If it did nothing else, it gave me an hour of much needed nothingness, a time out of the inside of my head.

Today was a day of relaxing and just doing whatever my whim leads me to, which included a box of coloured pencils, a very special and rather spectacular colouring in book, enjoying a feast cooked by the amazing Ste and cooking up a traditional Tomatie Bredie for the kids to enjoy tomorrow.

I have a lot of very important and life-altering decisions to make in the next couple of weeks. I’m grateful for the gift of this weekend.

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