I’m not sure if this is a challenge or a weekly post but the question posed is:
What do you love most about your life.
So many things come to mind, especially recent events with so much to be thankful for and so many to be grateful to.
Our life is simplistic but not ideal to most, and some even think we’re mad.
But it suits us as we are part of a community and have made friends here.
We don’t need the fancy gadgets of modern living, aren’t engulfed by unacceptable noise, the rat race and fast track of busy roads and crowded streets, though they are only a short distance away.
We love the peace, tranquility and solitude, but are far from alone.
Yet when life is at its most annoying and frustrating, what better way to push it all to one side than this view from our window:
Hubby took this picture on Monday when the water was like a millpond and the reflection flawless, like Time standing still.
What’s not to like?
I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes!
In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too.
On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts.
From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives.
We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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It does look very tranquil 🙂
I seem to have been ‘unfollowed’ and have just spent ages catching up! So sorry I hadn’t noticed before, but I’d missed everything dated 2017! Am I still listed as one of your followers? interesting post about your 1000. I seem to get new ones that turn out to be advertising sites or no longer exist (how does that work when they’re liking all over the place????)
I’m still here!
As far as I know, once you follow someone, you always register as following, even if you delete your blog! WP and their weird stats! I’ve also found myself not following someone even tho I have Not un-followed them!
Thanks for noticing and following again, and all the likes. 🙂
I just assumed you were busy and/or tired when I didn’t hear from you, but I am still following you. 🙂
Since I no longer blog every day, I do miss out on others’ posts. I just read what’s in my WP Reader the day I’m blogging. 🙂
If I’m late in logging in,sometimes there is so much in my reader, I can’t get through it all. Think I;ve caught up with everything now.
Yes, it is time consuming to keep on top of things. 🙂
Love this post! Thank you for answering. I love the unpredictability. One minute the world seems to be apart and the next I’m on cloud 9. I love that every second is not the same.
Same here. No two days are alike, yet we do the same things!
the boats are so festive and I bet they each have a story
this is our normal view. The boats that take part in the Stratford Upon Avon festival or the festivals here decorate with bunting and flowers. Some are really fabulous, others really nice and traditional especially with the narrowboat art bins and pictures. Then you get us, but we’re working on it! We did put lights up at Christmas!!
Wow, that water is like a mirror.
it’s beautiful isn’t it. and so quiet here even though the town is less than a mile away.