Monday, 10 December 2007

A Change is as Good as a Rest

They say a Change is as Good as a Rest and 'they' are so right. The change of scene has given my eyes a rest and home now looks twice as beautiful. Memories from this trip will be:

  1. Lil sister and me giggling like teens over a glass [or three] of red wine.
  2. Tasting a Krispy Kreme doughnut for the first time - they are good - nearest stockist from Devon is 96 miles, therefore unlikely to become a regular treat.
  3. The friendliness of Croydonians. So many people made friendly comments as I explored the Croydon shops with wonder. It was all so big and bewildering I didn't have time or energy left to actually spend money. So I now have an excuse to head into Exeter for a spending spree.
  4. Staying with my sister in the Surrey green belt, with no internet access due to the falling trees interfering with the BT lines in the gales the previous weekend, I found I can survive the withdrawal symptoms of a blog free week.
  5. Complete change of routine - staying up till 2.00 a.m. and still rising at 7.00 a.m for a week means I am now trying to play catch up on lost sleep.


teeni said...

Welcome back my friend! You were missed! But take your time and get that sleep you missed out on. We can't have you all silly and overtired. LOL.

Flowerpot said...

Sounds like you had a great time - just need tohave lots of zzzz now. Welcome back!

merry weather said...

Glad you enjoyed your break LT! Thought you were going up north though, not coming to Surrey. Croydon has changed a lot since you were last there has it? If you were in the green belt bit, I'll guess your sis has a lovely home.

lady thinker said...

Thanks teeni and flowerpot.
yes merryweather - Croydon has changed Soooo much is hard to recognise it - but the old Alms Houses and the Clock Tower are still there ...

As someone else said all parts are north from Devon - if you ignore Cornwall!

Yes my lil sister is lucky in she has a lovely home and would you believe it? - is much quieter and rural than we have here in sleepy east Devon which is very close to Exeter airport.