There are some places that, while pretty, probably aren’t great for. At least.
Not without the right amount of Hayfever meds.
This was taken minutes before by nose erupted, I wouldn’t stop sneezing, and my eyes… were almost begging to be scratched out…
Anyway. A quick trip to the chemists later, I know have Piriton to try out.
Stopping for a moment to enjoy the stillness over The River Exe, just before running after the small one on her bike.
Sorry to anyone who we almost ran over! The small one is still learning to steer…
The view when you find yourself off the normal path.
Photo possibly taken in Killerton, Devon.
The Kick Song from Hey Duggee.
Just in time for The World Cup
May possibly sound like another song.
It seems that May is blessing us with a series of weekends with amazing weather.
This little guy took advantage of it with a wonder down to Exmouth in Devon.
I remember hearing about you when I was growing up.
I saw your movies.
I saw your TV shows. (Seriously, thank you for the X Files).
I heard about the food.
Your larger than life personalities seemed cooler then us Brits, and heck. Even your politicians seemed more interesting then what we had. In fact.
That’s probably still the case.
You gave the world Ghostbusters.
You have Disney World – which back then seemed like a far away wonderland of excitement.
You even have New York.
You are better then the news we are hearing. Please be great, and do something about gun safety.
Basically. Stop it.
And Make America Great Again.
I could be wrong. (And I often am)
But this afternoon.
Between the dark clouds.
There seemed to be a hint of summer coming…
Daddy, can I have your phone?, she asked.
“I’d like to play my games”, she went onto explain.
We were sat there in the car, within Sainsburys carpark, and I decided just to pass over my phone.
I could have said no. But I wanted a quieter life.
As I repositioned myself in the car, I realised what this meant.
No Kindle access.
And I stopped.
I did nothing but think.
I managed to think about thoughts that I decided to think. Not what my little black mirror told me to think about.
I heard someone talk awhile back how “doing nothing” was once scheduled into our lives…. waiting for public transport… walking to work… standing around waiting for people… This time naturally gave people a chance to think and process what was happening in their lives. This was argued as a reason for an increase in people having problems with stress… anxiety… sleeping…
Maybe we just don’t like being bored.
But we’re surprised when our kids complain about being bored.
Perhaps, it would help us all out if we were all a little bit bored at times?
It seemed like a good idea at the time,
Instead of stopping at the swings after school, I suggested;
“Lets count all the dandy lions on our way home!”
Counting. It seemed turned into “Lets pick up all the dandy lions Ever”
We got home, eventually. And had plenty of dandy lions to throw into our bug hotel.
Yes. Another Umbrella photo from Princesshay in Exeter.
The story behind this, is that I was taking twenty to relax in an Ikea style lounge that had been set up in the middle of the shopping centre. I tried lingering to see if I could grab some freebies, but… well I had to run.
Was probably one of the weirder places to sit down in town.