Saturday, 9 October 2010

Early bird catches the sunrise....

Unfortunately the sunrise was not to be.... 
it was dark and a little windy at 5:30am, I was ready to be picked up at 6:30am by my buddy Joanne and we drove to Sparkford to try and catch a sunrise after parking Joannes car and climbing a gate and wandering through someones field in the dark, avoiding dark patches on the ground suspecting them to be sheep poo and giggling like giddy girls we eventually made it to the spot that I had viewed a beautiful sunrise the day before during my school run but unfortunately the sunrise was a no show.  Misty, windy and total cloud cover obliterated it from our view.  
Unperturbed we jumped back into Sparky (Joannes car!) and drove around the countryside chatting like a couple of teenagers looking for inspiration... it was a misty windy morning and although we are promised some clearing skies later today our spirits were not dampened...

After all we were "out!" no breakfasts, beds, drinks or conversations to make with children or partners, just a couple of girls out on an adventure with a flask of tea (thanks Joanne!) and a couple of muesli bars.... the wind in our hair and a smile on our faces....
 After our random lane driving and reversing as we came face to face with bemused farmers in their monstrous vehicles we laughed as we looked for somewhere to go... maps discarded we happened across a sign for King Alfred's Tower... so we headed towards that...

Damp, windy, misty and beautiful....
we headed for the woods that surround the peninsula.... feet getting damper as we traipsed through the long wet grass... still chatting with the odd click of camera's and watching out for mud and puddles...


What a wonderful way to spend Saturday morning and I think with a few more mornings like this I might be able to re balance my equilibrium., re-center my mind and start to be me again.... I could have stayed longer but I had to be home at a sensible time so that Mr P and Jamie could do a trial run on the bus to Ansford so that she's ready for Monday morning when she'll be making her own way to school... 
  

 I was home by 10am and everyone had coped... the house was still standing... and Daniel (at least) missed me! lol

I can sit and plan my next day out, which will be Tuesday when Daniel has a full day at school... I have even bought walking maps so that I can see more of the place that I live in and yet never explore
Thank you Joanne for joining me on my little jolly it was lovely to have someone to chat and prat around with... its good to be a wally every once in a while! lol

Hope you all having a lovely weekend 
Chat again soon
Alex
x




10 comments:

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Alex
Wow, your post is just ooozing with excitement and the thrill of having been out searching for a sunrise! I love the energy of it all :-)
Early mornings are the best time for, well, for everything! I love being up before sunlight - it's as if you own the world, eh? And I love your photos of the misty morning and the tower. Here's to lots more outings and jolly japes with your pals!
Denise x

marigold jam said...

Sounds like a fun couple of hours. Nothing to beat being a bit silly with a good girl friend is there?! Hope you enjoy Tuesday too and let me know if you need a buddy any time.

Jane

mother of purl said...

What stunning pictures- I can almost smell the misty wood from here! Glad you had such a lovely time x

Julies knitting corner said...

I am with you on early mornings, and these pictures are lovely just the sort of place for me and Bonnie to take our walk. Warm wishes Julie.C

Joanne said...

ALex, I had a fantastic time and it's really made me want to make the most of my mornings so I'll be trying to get up early every morning perhaps not to catch a sun rise but just to have the me time we as mum's deserve.We will do this again and I can't wait for Tuesday.

Remembercream teas are on me.

MyBeadyEye... said...

Loving your new halloween inspired background! And love the picture of the misty tower...have great fun on Tuesday and I look forward to seeing what else you can find whilst exploring!! :-) xx

Maggie said...

The tower looks wonderfully romantic and mysterious, and there is nothing like being out in the world, away from noise and the hustle and bustle of home and family, to begin to restore your spirits, revitalise your soul and put roses in your cheeks! I LOVE misty mornings...

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hey Alex, I love the detail of your dream cottage you've "not really thought about" !!! ;-)
Pleased you like woods ware too. I've got masses of it having bought a huge collection on ebay a few years ago - from a woman in Yeovil, by coincidence!
I'll look out for it in the charity shops for you as they still sell it for peanuts !!
Have a good week,
Denise x

~Onreeone~ said...

Your pictures are beautiful Alex. I wish I was a morning person, but I'm not. Maybe someday that will change. I wish I was especially this time of year when the morning dew is still on the ground and the morning air smells divine. Good luck to Jamie as she starts taking the bus. Your such a good Momma. Angie

MarieAnge said...

Isn't it nice when you can step out of the house without a sticky little hand clinging to your jeans? :)

Enjoy exploring where you live! It's amazing what we find hiding just under our noses when we take the time to look up and around us.

You'll get another sunrise, I'm sure. Just keep going back :)

Angel