A Perfect Ten – 2011

Continuing my countdown to my blog’s 10th Anniversary on 27th September this year, I’m revisiting what I posted on or around that date each year.

The world was a very different place in 2011 … although, the genesis of where we are now was alive and well back then, for those who had eyes to see.

Still, an entire blog post about Autumn colours and rain, and tiny birds is a wondrous thing.

My ability to see things so simply feels as though it’s been eroded almost down to nothing this year. (on a planet of 8 billion-ish people, I’m probably not the only one)

I could list the crises, but we all know them by heart now don’t we?

So I’m not going to. I’m going to tell you what I’m doing right now, (apart from writing this post that is) and we’ll see where that takes my thoughts.

I’m listening to some ambient music on YouTube by ‘Calmed by Nature’ This piece is called … actually, I’ll embed it below and you can have a listen for yourself.

I finished the last of the renovations (that I mentioned in my ‘2013’ post) to our travel-trailer a few hours ago, and we’ve been packing and putting things in place since then, (we’re both knackered, and I don’t think my knees are going to speak to me for a while) because our ‘trial run/retreat/mini holiday, starts tomorrow afternoon.

We’ll be gone for ten days, (getting back on the 27th – a friend is looking after our home and collect all the late season tomatoes that are only now starting to ripen – ain’t it the way!) so I won’t be around at all for that time, (I’ll be around for a bit tomorrow morning) but I’m planning to take photos and perhaps tinker with a video or two for my final post in this ‘Perfect Ten’ series – we shall see.

The only time I’m going to turn the laptop on is to download the above-mentioned images from my trusty little phone to my external hard drive.

I have paper and pencils and pens in abundance, to tempt my creative palate, and a few books on the side, for seasoning … but mostly I think I’m going to sit and stare at the scenery, and drink tea.


37 comments on “A Perfect Ten – 2011

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I have just developed a strange green hue, probably because I’m desperate to get away too, even if it was just to that coffee shop in the rain…
    Have a lovely break, Widds!

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  2. cagedunn says:

    Have fun, laze well, dream high.

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  3. Enjoy yourselves. Delightful music

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  4. quiall says:

    I could listen to that for hours . . . a hot cup of tea or a Kahlua and milk . . . I can smell the wood, the sharp metallic smell of the rain. It’s cold but not icy. I can smell expensive cigars and a faint conversation in French. A woman laughs, touches her companion’s shoulder, leans in to whisper . . Yep, I could spend an afternoon in that place.

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  5. I’m disabled, so the husband has to do all the heavy lifting when we do travel – and he doesn’t have wanderlust, so it doesn’t happen often (and less now) – but I can’t wait until we can go somewhere again. Have a lot of fun and relaxation – it’s about time!

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  6. bone&silver says:

    Have a great time on the open road… drive safely… enjoy the β€˜doing nothing’ πŸ‘πŸΏ

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  7. I loved that 2011 post! I hope you find some of that peaceful ambiance on the road trip.

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  8. TanGental says:

    ‘Sometimes I sits and thinks and sometimes I just sits’ Pooh, the House at Pooh Corner. Filosofers all! Have fun

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  9. Staring at the scenery and drinking tea sounds wonderful. Have a great time.

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    • Widdershins says:

      Did. : ) … back home yesterday afternoon and slowly unpacking the trailer and doing the washing, lots of washing. : ) … will try for a blog post on it all sometime today-ish.


  10. acflory says:

    Bon Voyage! And thanks for that video. I was enjoying the music when I suddenly ‘looked out through the window’ and saw someone passing by on the other side of the street! Very clever. πŸ™‚

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