What's on my workdesk this week? Absolutely nothing! Well actually, I should really say that I have no idea as I haven't seen it for two weeks. So this week is a non-desk week again, I am afraid. I also have a big apology to make to many of you who were kind enough to leave me some lovely comments last week, and I did not get back to you. I am sorry, but I did have a few minor and a couple of major meltdowns during the week and time vanished in the process. I did read them all and intended to answer you over the weekend, but I was away and had no internet access at all.
I went to see the sea. This photo flatters the weather. It really was not that bright. I left home in sunshine and as I left the motorway at Taunton, so the weather started to close in on me, to the extent that I could see nothing of the countryside either side of the road. The clouds just came down and sat on the hills, and emptied themselves on the roads.
Some of you may recognise the place as West Bay, the seaside part of Bridport in Dorset. I had gone down for an annual reunion with three of my school friends, two of whom now live in the area.My idea had been to hit the coast at either Lyme Regis or Weymouth and just wander gently along the coast till it was time to book in at my B&B. However, the weather put an end to that idea, it was totally pointless in the fog. I got out of the car on the sea front and nearly got blown over. Obviously nowhere near the terrible storms earlier in the year, but still strong enough and wet enough to send me straight back in the car.
We had a great day together on Sunday with a whole year of gossip and general chat to get through. The day went far too fast and it was very soon time to say goodbye again, and go our separate ways till next time.
The next day, some very kind walkers brought all my things downstairs and put them all in the car for me, which saved me so much effort. Then I drove up onto the sea front again to say goodbye to the sea. Still blowing a gale and lots of spray. The diggers are still busy up there repairing the sea defences and dredging the harbour entrance. Armies of workmen are busy repairing the roofs of the holiday chalets after the storms.
Again, the photos are making it look brighter than it was in reality.
That cliff is now looking distinctly dodgy and you can sometimes see people standing on the edge of the cliffs - they cannot have any idea of how little precarious land is beneath their feet.
Today (Tuesday) I have just done nothing really, recovering from the energy expended at the weekend, both physical and emotional. Tomorrow is another day and time to get back to sorting my craft room finally so that I can play with all my lovely NEC treasures.