|Is this a good place to hide?|
|A pond has been created by the lime kiln|
|Looking back towards the hills|
|Playing ball on the beach|
|Strong wind on the waves|
It has been a busy week with many things happening (more of that later.) It was also the week when I made the big decision to change my life completely. I have resigned after working nearly 34 years for the same organisation. It have been considering doing this for a while and although money will now be tight, it feels the right thing to do. It has been a difficult decision to make as it has been such a large part of my life. I have enjoyed the work, but I need to do something completely different. I have also seen many others of you take this step over the past few years and I have watched your progress with interest. I am reducing my hours slightly and won't be finishing work until late spring/early summer. I will not be idle as I am involved in a number of local community projects and hopefully will also have more time to do the things I enjoy. Enjoying this scene more often is no comparison to sitting in an office is it?
I also managed to see the International space station in the sky above us this week. Carolyn from New Zealand mentioned in a recent post here that she had seen it. It looked just like a fast moving star. I was amazed how quickly it moved - by the time I had seen it in the back garden and rushed into the house it had gone over the house and was disappearing into the distance! Have you seen it too ? For more information see ISS Tracker.
This week we have also enjoyed a concert combining African rhythms,Celtic bagpipe, fiddle and contemporary sounds. It was a strange mix, but the music was amazing and it shows that bringing the music of many cultures together can work see here.
A completely different kind of music was performed in a damp and cold afternoon in the Bridport Community Orchard this afternoon, as we joined in the ancient event of Wassailing. This is an ancient tradition in the South West of Britain held in orchards to ensure a good apple harvest in the forthcoming year and ward off evil spirits.
It was an enjoyable event warmed by a log fire, drinking cider or hot apple juice with all ages enjoying great story telling. If I hadn't had the warm apple juice I think I would have been joining in with the Morris Men to keep warm, maybe it's just as well I wasn't drinking the cider!
Wishing you a happy week.