The weekend has been one of fun, tinged with a little sadness but deffo lots of reflection.
I ventured down to Scraps in the City crop on Saturday and had the pleasure of being accompanied by Veronica....one of the lovelies who joins in the fun at Braunton Croppers. We headed of bright and early and were making excellent time until we left the M5...following the directions given by the infamous Bunny, we ended up travelling along the A30 back to Honiton???? Orienteering was never my strong point but even I knew we were heading the wrong way! A quick U turn was needed and we moved on back to the M5...ermmmm... welllllll.. somehow, being a total airhead, I managed to take a wrong turning and ended back on the M5 heading northbound!
We took in the delights of the Devonshire countryside as we trundled along....laughing about how totally hopeless we both were at finding our way...Im glad Im not the only one who gets lost!
Veronica rooted around in the back of the car and managed to find my rather battered old map book....we located the village and headed off in the right direction, finally arriving at our destination just an hour late!
The journey was so well worth it....we had an awesome day surrounded by truely wonderful peeps...it was great to meet up with old faces and catch up on their news...even lovelier to meet those from UKS whom Ive "chatted" with but never met in RL...the classes were fabby....the food delish and the company just couldnt have been beaten....
I scrapped one of the piccies I had taken with my fellow Jellie Babe team mates from UKS....
The day ended with me I managing a grand total of FOUR LO's and I sooo did not want to leave when I had to....the guys were all waiting for me to get home so that we could go off to partaaay the night away at the local ASD support groups annual get together.....I was a little later home than I thought I'd be and somehow managed to get my timings completly wrong for the party! By the time I got home it was far too late to make an entrance....so we decided to head off down to the pub for a quick couple instead.
The guys love hanging out in the pool room at the Village Inn....Jane the landlady always makes a huge fuss over the guys....she really does cluck over them and spoils them rotten with huge bowls of pud from the dessert menu!
One of our older farming friends called in to the pub....he and his wife were huge supports to Hubs and I when we were adopting Bobs...infact they were the first non-family members to meet him.
We hadnt seen each other for quite sometime but I couldnt help noticing that my dear, dear friend looked so very pale...I know its a busy time of the year for the community as the lambing season has just started, but he didnt just look pale he looked ill...Sadly when he removed his hat it was evident that this poor man really is not well...yep the dreaded "C" takes hold of another mans life...
We sat chatting by the roaring open fire...all snuggly and warm and in the glow of the firelight this wonderful strong man sat telling tales of the good old days...he spoke of the first time he clapped eyes on his wifey...how young and pretty she was...how he knew that very first time he saw her she would become his wife...the love he has for his soul mate just oozzzed from his body...he reduced me tears a couple of times when held my hand and told me to never give up on my dreams...to never loose hope...to always close my eyes to the bad and look only for the good....these are the things he has done during his happy 67 years of life...the things that have made him be so content with his lot in life.....this poor mans days are short and yet he didnt wallow in self pity....he was rejoicing his life...his love...his passion
Both Hubs and I have spent the day today refecting on our life together..its been a quite day....almost as if we havent really needed to say anything to each other at all, because the simpliest touch, the gaze held for one second longer, the smile....they are all that are needed for us to know how very lucky we are to have one another.
We both needed a walk on the beach and although its been a blustery day it has been beautiful....I managed to get one piccie on the sands before my camera battery died....a refection of the clouds in the waters edge.....
I sat on a rock looking out too sea and felt so very content with my life.....
Love 'n light