Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Pink & White & Blue All Over...



Thank you all so much for the lovely comments on my last post. We are on the home run on the exams front, my father's operation has had to be postponed for a while, I have finally managed to catch up on some of the sleep that has been eluding me for the past couple of months and, this weekend, instead of taking my father into hospital, I had the unexpected and very welcome prospect of some time at home.

We had a lazy weekend, each doing something we wanted and, most of all, just being kind to ourselves. Indulging in little things that make big differences. For me this meant time with my family, in my garden, reading, watching the match, and, on Sunday going for one of our long walks in search of blue skies.



Sometimes you feel there's just not enough of you to go round yet when you're out there on the hills, underneath those big blue skies you cannot fail to believe, even if for the few moments that you are out walking, that things will work out well in the end.



Well it worked for me anyway...



I love Sussex. I love its velvety hills, its Downland,



its meandering rivers



and its hedgerows.



I even love the way it makes my legs feel after walking through it.



So, yes, in many ways it was a good weekend, in many ways it was a "just what the doctor ordered" kind of weekend. Some sleep, sunshine, peace of mind and my first bunch of roses from the garden. I picked some to put with my raspberry rippled peonies and they fill the room with their gorgeous scent that conjures up so many memories, and there they sit, pink, no longer rambling, but very rosy.

14 comments:

Lisa said...

Getting out and about helps you breathe deeply and calm cwn be restored. I think all that all theopen space helps us feel less hemmed in by all life's problems and shoulders which were hunched up against problems can relax again!
Lisa x

Greedy Nan said...

Funny to live somewhere and only occasionally to realise actually how beautiful it is which I'm sure we're all guilty of.
Sussex is a particularly lovely county though and so much to do and see.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

So glad you got some much needed relaxation and sleep, lovely photos too.

Hannah Stoneham said...

Glad to read that you are getting some relaxation and what beautiful photos...

bellaboo said...

You are so right.Walking in the countryside really lifts the spirit and helps one relax.We are very lucky to live in such a beautiful and varied part of the world here in Sussex.Lovely photos!

Bellaboo :0)

Karen said...

I do agree with you about Sussex I enjoy living here too especially being by the sea. In fact I was thinking just that today sitting having coffee on the terrace of the De La Warr Pavilion. Glad you are feeling a little refreshed and I hope the news is positive about your Father. Our exams are over here too - what a relief! Karen X

Pipany said...

Such pretty pictures Kim. Glad you are feeling more rested x

melanie said...

I am pleased to hear that you have been relaxing, nothing beats a walk in the country. :) xx

Milly and Dottie said...

Nature is the best tonic..

Dx

A Bookish Space said...

*sigh* What beautiful photos! I am very envious after spending a day coped up in a horrible office.

Charlie and Caroline said...

glad the exam stress is easing. next year we have gcses and a levels, this year just common entrance and a couple of gcses. and well done for remembering that where you live is so lovely. too easy to forget sometimes..xx

twiggypeasticks said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend, just the ticket. Wonderful photos
Twiggy x

mountainear said...

Some lovely pictures - as ever.

Glad you are being 'kind to yourselves'. It's the best medicine.

dottycookie said...

You certainly do live in a very beautiful part of the country. So many places to walk and think and let your breathing calm. My brother in law is particularly good at finding walks for us when we're down but of course now I can't remember any of the names!