Sunday, 30 August 2009

gypsy...

My heart lifts in the summer, it fills me with the desire to travel. To spend time with friends and to eat lots of yummy food in the sunshine. Yes endless picnics, hearing friends laughter and finding sand in places that, well, sand just should not be!!!My Mom has always called me a gypsy, as a young adult I always moved around and never really laid roots down, If I was unhappy at work I would up sticks and move someplace else. A year was the average time for me to stay still. Then I hit thirty, it was a life changing time for me. I got married, I started to save money, I made a home and I grew a little baby within my tummy. Yes for the first time in my life I put roots down. My little family was added too. Two children, rabbits and other small little animals I made a little nest and felt complete. The desire to travel and experience life left me, I no longer had the need to to live out of a suitcase or always be looking at what I could do or be next.
But you know, life is a funny old thing and things change. You just do not know what is around the corner ready to shake you up and change your whole view on the world. I do not feel 'nesty'and secure anymore, the need to move and experience life is getting back in my soul. It scares me, it also excites me. This summer I have hardly been at home and to be honest I have not missed it, OK I confess my sewing room has a pull on me. So this seven weeks of time with my children, we have hardly been at home except for a day here and a day there to wash our clothes and pack for the next trip or fulfill a commitment. I have spent hours sitting on my veranda at my beach house (caravan;) !) sipping fresh coffee and knitting whilst my children run around in the sunshine. Sharing good times with my children and friends.
Days spent on beaches, each beach offering a different view, a different memory from East to West of the United Kingdom, yes this summer we have so enjoyed our beach time despite the intermittent rain.
The children laughed and played and I believe they have grown flippers instead of feet...
For years, I dreamed about having my own camper van, and this summer I have in fact lived the dream. Making camp by the beach for a few days or just making a Hot Chocolate to warm us up on a wet windy day, or using it as a dressing room after a dip in the cold sea, yes my little camper has been a treat.


Life changes and sometimes its not pretty, I guess this time next year the camper and the caravan will no longer be ours, someone else will be enjoying the life we love so much. For my children I think this is the part I find so sad, BUT I will not let this take the fun out of the moment and as we approach the last week of the holidays I am off again for a week by the sea, the animals are being looked after and bags are packed, this week I am even taking my sewing machine with me...

SO before the autumnal days crisp up, before the nights close in, just give me one more week of living for the moment, a week by the beach, some sun and most of all... my children.

Normal craft blogging will resume in September... until then let me make the most of the last days of summer.

Be happy...

10 comments:

Kitty said...

It sounds like a positively idyllic summer to me Suzie. Perhaps next year you might be able to hire a little camper, so you can still do the same thing?

Things do change - my life now is so different to that of 3 years ago, but sometimes we have to just go with the flow.

Take care. x

Gina said...

Enjoy it while you can. It sounds like you've had an idyllic summer.

dottycookie said...

It's lovely to see you're making the most of every minute. It sounds perfect.

anne bebbington said...

Enjoy! and make the most of what little summer there is left before school resumes

periwinkle said...

You are making great memories for not only yourself but your lovely children also -- make the most of it and keep smiling :-)

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

It sounds like you have had the most fantastic summer and I'm sure there will be many more to come - albeit with changes.

Enjoy the next week!

lucy x

Linda said...

Lovely fun times to think about and as previously said hiring a van would be fun too.

Tracy said...

Sounds like an idyllic summer, Suzie...keep on enjoying every last drop of summer while you can. I'm doing the same at the moment too. :o) ((HUGS))

Thimbleanna said...

Hello Suzie! It looks like you and your children have had the perfect summer -- how fun to travel and see so many places. I LOVE Love love your blog header -- just beautiful!

Caroline said...

Sounds like you had a great time there! hope the rest of the time was great too, and more importantly that you take care of yourself when the dreaded return to school comes!(I filled the first day with just tidying up after 6 weeks of play- cleaning is yet to come, but at least i can now see the floor!!)