Friday, April 18, 2008

sweet solitude

the RSA has a very social weekend planned with friends - lots of drinks, concert tickets, dinners out etc. & since i'm not, by nature, a very sociable person, i opted out of all the plans in favour of a weekend of sweet solitude. so i'm taking myself off to the middle of nowhere - a cottage a few hours away, owned by my aunt, who is quite lovely & lets us use it pretty much whenever we like. it's several miles from anywhere & anything, in a tiny hamlet of about six other cottages, surrounded by hills & woodland & absolute silence - there's no tv, no internet connection, & only a sporadic mobile phone signal. i'm only going for a couple of days, but somehow, i've ended up packing all this stuff:


i'm quite possibly the world's worst packer; i always end up bringing far more than i could ever possibly need, because i'm worried that i won't have brought enough (& this picture doesn't even show the cooler packed full of food & treats). in my defense, though, only about 10% of this pile of stuff is clothing & toiletries - a big part of it is bedding & towels (it's only polite to bring your own), and the rest is all the things i'll need to entertain myself on a weekend alone (with no tv, even!) - lots of books, lots of knitting (of course), and my lovely little majacraft spinning wheel along with a big pile of fibre (i plan to be quite productive). & of course, i can't forget this:


because even though the RSA is his most favourite person ever in the whole entire world ever, & i'm a far, far distant second, a weekend in the countryside wins every time. we'll come back when he's smelled every single blade of grass & every leaf, & explored every single bit of field & woodland, & splashed in every puddle & stream ... or on sunday, whichever comes first.

4 comments:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Enjoy!
India

Flavaknits said...

Ooohh , have fun on the country with your wee doggie! Look forward to see what you have spun (still spinning badly myself , so like to see it done properly!)

ikkinlala said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

TangledFrog said...

Oooo, I'm so JEALOUS! A weekend away with the pooch! Not that I don't love DH, but doggies are just so insanely loyal...