I took Friday off work and escaped for the weekend to the Southern Highlands of NSW.
What bliss … A friend has her family home there and often strangers and friends come a-visiting and making the most of some time away from the city. It is a beautiful part of the country and so close to Sydney as to be able to do as a day trip. If you have a look on this link it is Berrima that is my favourite town.
The weather is significantly cooler than the city, due to the altitude I guess, but the combustion stove (read Aga for our European readers) kept the house a warm 25deg, electric blankets warmed the flannelette sheets and the places we visited all seemed to keep everything warm so that the only times we shivered were between car and destination!!! It is indeed a very therapeutic thing to leave town and get to places where the stars are visible once again.
I have come home to some new mail from YGM, and another dodgy invitation to correspond with a lonely widow… I am of course, sympathetic but sadly it is not an attractive prospect to begin such an invitation with “I lost my wife to cancer 5 years ago, are you the one I am looking for?”
Will read YGM’s missive and write one of my own, as usual…
I had a dream which involved some snogging this morning. It is unusual for me to remember my dreams so this one is notable. The snogger in question was a friend I have spend a significant amount of time with in the last few years … have never actually snogged… have to say I have thought about it once or twice, but never dreamed it before. Hmmm …. Hope I can look him in the eye when I see him this week and not blush…
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