We're starting to think about getting away from it all here at HIgh in the Sky. Another couple of weeks and school will be out and we'll be free.
I've been making plans: something for right here on the blog (it's coming together nicely and I hope you'll enjoy it) - but those other kind of plans too. You know the ones - making sure everyone has had a haircut; buying an extra card for the camera; deliberating over whether last year's sun cream will do or whether I really need to shop for fresh stuff at inflated prices..
I pulled out my writing-in-on-holiday notebook and was delighted to find a couple of observations and conversations I'd forgotten about. Hurray for writing things down! One centred around the reaction to the attraction. Everyone in the family sees a thing slightly differently, don't they? A couple of years back we went to Bath to see - the Roman Baths. Can you guess who in this family might have said -
- "Oer, I was nearly in the water there. My rucksack's dragging me down.."
- "These statues were only made a hundred years ago. That's not very Roman at all. I want my money back."
- "Where's the shop? I've got enough for a sharpener and a pencil and some stickers and.."
- "I can smell damp. I can feel dry rot. It'll cost a fortune to put this right.."
Ah, you can tell a lot about someone by the way they do their sightseeing
|..and every evening I went back to the tent and wrote about by the light of the lamp|