Back To Normal – Whatever That Is.

Img_3433eAnd so we’re back in Starston – tired but happy – and one little black and white furry thing was very glad to see us. In fact she is currently following us around everywhere and won’t put us down. It was a wonderful trip but after a month on the road, (strange beds, restaurant meals each night, can we find a laundry before we run out of knickers), it is good to be home.

Starston is a lovely village. A team of neighbours looked after Holly (that’s the cat), watered the plants, sorted the post, dealt with Crimson Cats orders. One friend in particular took us to the airport and collected us and when we got home we found she’d been shopping for us as well. She’d bought a range of items so, arriving home late afternoon very tired and body clock all over the place, we had the wherewithal to have breakfast, lunch or dinner – whatever seemed appropriate. We did the unpacking then chose brunch and very good it was too. Wonderful friends.

Pigeon Post CoverWe were straight back into things, of course. I am one of the team which produces the monthly village magazine, Pigeon Post, and press date for the November edition is the 12th October so I am having to jump around a bit. For the curious you can follow this link to read Pigeon Post on line. Dee writes the gardening page of the magazine and in November she will be featuring one of the lovely gardens we saw on our travels, Ruthie and Kevin’s garden in Maine. Incidentally, I’ve mentioned before that Dee was the inspiration behind our audio book Every Lady A Gardener. She is a very keen gardener herself and has decided to start a gardening blog of her own. So watch this space and we’ll let you know when it is up and running.

Img_0184eWe had fun blogging as we travelled across America and a number of you have very kindly said how much you enjoyed the vicarious travel. I have also been asked if the Blogs can continue so I will do my best. I will try and link them, either to Crimson Cats itself or some aspect of the creative arts. We have many friends who are writers, poets, painters, artists in other genres, so we’ll tell you about some of them too.

And so ‘normal’ life resumes, though we’ve often been told that our ‘normal’ bears no relation to other people’s ‘normal’. That’s how it should be – as Thoreau said:

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”