Thursday, 13 March 2008
I felt the very sudden urgent urge to abandon ship, if only for a short while, so courtesy of the marvellous bargain fares of Easyjet I headed for my favourite country retreat down in Dorset. Meandering along the Jurassic coastline where serious clouds were brewing for a momentous storm a small notice saying 'help yourself' caught my eye. A lovely pair of lined curtains lay casually over an old stone wall. It took my reputation as a bargain hunter to dizzying new heights !! Is there no respite from working I thought to myself as I staggered under the weight of my acquisition.
Fully refreshed on my return I soon submerged myself with the task of dealing with fresh enquiries from those seeking calm and tranquility on a self catering holiday in the Languedoc. The mountain of 'tasks' seemed smaller than usual and I was pleased to note that the complicated manoeuvre of turning on the washing machine had finally been mastered. Best of all though was the installation of my Godin stove which I was able to admire burning happily in the sitting room and giving out the most pleasing heat.
I had the time to indulge at leisure in my passion for photography resulting in the idea of having some of my pictures printed and framed to hang on the walls of Le Chateau. As well as scenes of sunflowers and vines I shall include the above taken on a beautifully still and serene evening at Beer before the storms hit.
Just another little string to add to my bow I suppose.
Not that I can envisage retiring just yet !!