Wednesday, 20 April 2016

have some decorum - let me introduce you to Ellie

Have you met Ellie?

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas wrote these words and I cannot help but think of anyone for whom they are more relevant than the wonderful Ellie, who I have come to know through her blog which she calls “have some decorum”.
I thought I would have had plenty of time once I got back into blogging to introduce you all to Ellie, but not so.
Ellie is coming to the end of her fight with ALS and sadly will not be on this earth for very much longer.
So I urge you please go visit Ellie’s blog and get to know her whilst there’s still time.
Ignore the angry language.
She is angry, she has every right to be angry and those who are proud to call her friend are angry too.
Look back through the posts that she has written over the years and you’ll meet the real Ellie, if some of the things she's said don’t make you laugh out loud (or worse) I’ll be very surprised.

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Slipping quietly into blogging again.

Hello friends, it’s me - dipping my toes gently back into blogland with a post touching on some of the things I’ve been doing since I stopped blogging in July last year.
Quite a lot of travelling went on during the hiatus. Some of the highlights.
In September we spent a week in a pretty little cottage on the outskirts of Malvern, Worcestershire, UK.
We visited the Morgan car workshop and marvelled at the beautiful handmade cars that they create there.

Mooched around antique shops, had cosy pub lunches and wonderful cream teas in riverside cafes and reminded ourselves just how beautiful our home country still is.

In October we returned to Halkidiki, Greece to celebrate our 36th wedding anniversary.

As a pre-Christmas treat we enjoyed a second visit to the Columbia Beach resort, Pissouri Bay, Cyprus where the weather was gloriously warm, such a treat after a cold and wet autumn in Normandy.

So taken are we with CBR that we went back again last month where spring had already sprung.
In the spaces between our travels life in Normandy moves gently along.
A surprise visit from a cousin and his wife was a treat, they loved our home so much they wanted to buy it but that’s just a dream of theirs for now.
Our Sunday walks are mostly taken on the beach these days, a favourite haunt of M’selle Fleur, the wide open spaces and the calming influence of the tides speak to my very soul.

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à bientôt