Thursday, July 02, 2009

bags packed...



Bags packed, tent aired, food gathered, sleeping bags stowed, summer shorts bought, midge repellent found, car repaired, dreams dreamt of ducks in the woods.

Boy and I are off for a few days. A week actually, the first two days of which will be spent in the woods, camping by a pond populated by lazy ducks. After years of proclaiming 'don't like camping' whenever the Boy would wistfully suggest that we might like to make use of the tent sitting in the cupboard, I've discovered that the thought of unzipping the hatch, crawling into our own little softly lit and softly furnished cave and falling into a cosy sleep while birds twitter above gets me through each and every week.

Days spent sitting in front of the computer, waiting in queues in the supermarket, fidgeting awkwardly in suspicious smelling waiting rooms are the slowest of minutes ticked off on a clock that counts down day by day to the moment we throw our bags in the car, turn the radio up and pull away from the street where people live stacked one above the other.

. photograph of Audrey by Bob Willoughby




16 comments:

  1. have fun! Look forward to hearing about all our adventures.

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  2. oops all 'your' adventures! Freudian slip!

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  4. I can't imagine you in a supermarket, Peony. I don't think it should be allowed. Food should be delivered to you wrapped in waxed paper.

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  5. Bon voyage and may your adventure be plenty.

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  6. oh, peonies. i am SO jealous of you right now. i desperately need to get away. we are going to san francisco for a weekend next month, but this little adventure of yours sounds divine! have oodles of fun!

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  7. i've always proclaimed i'm not a camper either - it's that bathroom outdoors thing.

    hope you have a wonderful time and take lots of photographs.

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  8. Have a lovely time, camping is fantastic and you've got glorious weather for it.

    xxx

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  9. Have a wonderful time both of you.'Oh I say!
    'Carry on Camping.' :) Kitty

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  10. That photo from Green Mansions is so lovely... Have a wonderful time!

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  11. enjoy your days in the wilderness... i wish lovely afternoons curled up in your tent during our scottish rainfalls!
    we received your card in the post today - so gorgeous! thank you!

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  12. Gah! Cate's right about the waxed paper. Or maybe it could be delivered in little cups made from flower petals. By tweeting birds that then perch on your finger and whistle softly in your ear.

    Which is *obviously* what happens when you camp. Happy away-from-the-world-ing, my dear!

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  13. @Cate - my thoughts exactly.

    hope that you had a good time peonies. looking forward to seeing the photos.

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  14. hope you're having a fabulous time...

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