I’m grateful for:-
My other half being able to enjoy camping without pain. The op for arthritis in the hand has worked.
Having two totally chilled out dogs who are happy to tag along whatever adventures we have.
Friends with whom camping is a pleasure.
The sun this morning to dry out the tent before packing.
It’s that time of year again, when we pack the car with too much stuff, drive for about 30 minutes from home for a couple of nights under a thin sheet of nylon in a field. You’ve guessed it……. Camping season is upon us.
This time we are in a forest campsite in the South Downs National Park. A site which is only open 28 days a year due to minimising the impact on the natural woodland.
The composting loos are an experience!
- Camping fires are encouraged and spending the weekend chilling out. Nothing like being grounded in the countryside with a few trees to hug as a great little pocket of pleasure to set me up for the next few busy weeks at work.
Oh yeah, nearly forgot the boys are loving it too.
Walking around Chateau D’Ussey yesterday I had a moment of…. Well I like to call it mindful wonder.
How many people had walked across the tiles, wood and marble floors that we were now treading.
Who were they?
Why were they were?
Did they want to be there?
What was their job and role in relation to the Chateau workings and the nobles who lived and frequented it?
So ladies and gentleman, It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Chateau Le Feet!
Well here I am in the beautiful French Loire Indre Valley for a couple of weeks of R&R.
And you’ve guessed it. My little pocket of pleasure that is…… Enjoying a coffee, sitting outside a French Cafe watching the world go by.
This time the coffee is in the charming river side town of Chinon and another in a village called Descartes.
As I sit here in Poitiers France with this view from my hotel window. I can’t help but think about the manifestation of gratitude I mention in #1 post of my new gratitude practice.
Things I’m grateful about since my last post.
Dad recovering from post operative delirium and hopefully being transferred out of ITU this morning.
My safe flight to poitiers and the fear I have of flying not stopping me boarding.
My mother’s continued bravery of being away from home from the Vendee to Poitiers whilst dad is in hospital.
For dad’s continued healing journey after major heart surgery and his progression back to health.
My safe flight tomorrow evening back to the UK
Mum’s continued strength and health.
I have just started reading yet another book on my kindle. This time Kyle Gray’s book titled ‘Angel Prayers’ and he suggested a gratitude journal that not only gives thanks to the things you know about but also to those you want to manifest. For years I have kept a gratitude journal but never for manifestation. So here goes.
Today I give thanks for five things I have had.
Safe journey to the hotel at the airport.
Dad’s health improving and him coming out of post operative delirium.
Thanks to mum being calmer seeing dad released from the restraints ITU had to put on him to keep him safe as well as the people looking after him.
Thanks to my brother for looking after mum and dad over the past few days.
Thanks for the holiday company allowing us easily to change our destination so we can be nearer to the hospital if needed whilst still having a holiday that we need after everything so far this year has thrown at us.
I would love to get in that plane calm and not experiencing the fear I get whilst flying.
Dad continues to improve and heal
The next two days being a positive experience without worrying about the fear coming back knowing I have to fly home.
Martin’s had continues to gain strength following his fusion operation
I’ll try to update gratitude regularly and let’s see what happens.
Take care all
Yesterday saw the Spring get together of the Worthing Clandestine Cake Club here on the sunny coast. A great couple of hours drinking coffee and talking about, but most importantly eating cake with a total of ten of them to get through.
I made a raspberry Bakewell cake which I have to say went down a treat and one I will definitely be making again.
Here’s the official published blog post link.
Clandestine Cake Club Blog