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Walking Over Haddon in The Peak District

I confess I'm a fair weather walker, which means I often want to walk on our holidays, but whether we go is always dependent on the weather. I have a Goretex jacket but it's like a talisman. I own it, but I don't want to wear it and I hope vainly that just by having spent so much on it an schlepping it with me that it's going to ward off the rain! As you can see my travel planning involves a good deal of "magical thinking!" In California our cultural exuberance (paired with low standards) means we shamelessly call anything a "hike"  - as if we've scaled Everest in an afternoon. Here in England I'm not sure I even qualify as a "walker" because that denotes a level of seriousness I've failed at previously. Minimally it means you're wearing boots  and have an Ordnance Survey map (and possibly a compass) in your back pocket. I guess I'm more of stroller to be honest and I've blogged about my strolls all over the world; m…

When life moves faster than your blog...

I'm getting a little bit behind, there's an entire trip to Arizona to tell you about but this is all I can think about....yes that's my house!!!

 That's my living room with the ceiling pulled down and below it's my bedroom without a ceiling too, what was I thinking?!!! 

Half of my home is now in this dumpster!
This is a travel blog, not a renovation blog. I suppose I could start a design blog with a clever title but given the state of my living room ceiling I think you can understand why I don't have the energy for that!
Questioning my sanity as the contractor makes a swift exit!
So now you know what's going on in my corner of the world. Renovations and travel don't really go together well. When you work on your house you spend all the money you could have spent on travel. Though I must admit when the demolition  starts it seems a natural time to get away. Currently I fancy a tropical getaway, or in fact any getaway. I'm not complaining, prior to this I spent four days lazing by a pool in Scottsdale and if I can get over the shock of looking up at my ceiling and seeing the roof beams, perhaps I'll tell you about Arizona.


Anna said…
Oh, yes, we know the feeling... :-O
Good luck with the brick dust over the next few ... YEARS.

It'll be fab.