Hello friends, do you ever get those moments when you want to scream 'Stop the world, I want to get off'? When everything around you seems to be moving at a hundred miles per hour, but in reality it's all just a state of mind? Well it's been a bit like that round these parts lately. I feel like I'm mentally moving at high speed, but physically can't keep up? I need to take a 'chill pill', as my friend Claire would say.
So what's a girl to do? Well, first up I thought a bit of much needed exercise wouldn't go amiss. Despite it still being decidedly nippy outside, and there being zero motivation to leave the comfy confines of my humble abode, I made the effort. The idea was to take a short drive out into the countryside, stop somewhere pretty and take a walk. So with camera in hand, I braved the icy chill, and believe me it was f-f-f-freezing. The wind was howling! Why I bothered to brush my hair before leaving out I don't know. Let's just say I looked a little Worzel Gummidge by the time I got back.
It was well worth it though as I really felt the benefits afterwards, not to mention capturing some rather lovely piccies on route. All photos were taken only a few miles from home, but I can tell you I felt a million miles away. The temptation to stop in at the first watering hole was overwhelming though. A cosy corner in front of a roaring fire was very enticing, however I did not succumb. My plan was to make the most of the blue skies and sunshine while it lasted, so I dare not deviate and waste the opportunity.
I really felt I freed my mind of all the clutter on my wee meander, and once my little legs were thoroughly exhausted I made my way home. And what was the first thing on the agenda upon my return? Yes, you guessed it, a nice cup of 'Rosie Lee' (tea), served up in one of my lovely fine bone china cups, and some crochet of course.
Just the ticket!
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