I am so tired  that  it hurts and I wish I was  still in Tuscany. It  did  not take  me  long  to slip  back  into the norm. Washing, ironing the  every day things that eat into our  souls. Tell me  do  you feel that  worn down so quickly?

The  flight  home on Friday night was okay  but it was late, the approach  to Gatwick was incredibly painful I thought  m ears would  burst. I wanted  to scream out  but pride kept  my  mouth tight shut. I watched  the lights  of the south coast appear. I thought  my head  would split then I saw  Brighton  and it’s pier all lit up  like fairy land . I knew  then relief was  not too far away.

I am amazed at how  the Newbie  has  grown he is so beautiful, he has  found  his smile button! I am longing to see him  and hold him.

That I  cannot believe how  different  my  life here is to how it was on holiday … do  you think  life would be as relaxed, as it felt when I was on holiday, if I lived there all the time. I saw the lives of our  hosts the ease with which they  moved through their days … why do their  lives look so uncomplicated?


I went to the gym this  morning  and I worked out  for over  an hour then I went home  and after coffee I ironed  for nearly  three hours. In fact  I only stopped  because my  foot balled up  with cramp  and became a claw. I was in agony  for three quarters  of an hour  and I had  to call  my  husband in from gardening  to help me . He massaged  my  foot  for ten  minutes all to no avail. In the end  he bought up a bowl of warm water  and I just tried  to relax  my  foot. By then my foot no longer resembled a foot, my toes were all scrunched up and  my big  toe was stuck out  at an odd angle it looked like a weird claw.  Pain?  it was awful.



I have  often felt so trapped  just like  the woman in this video, in fact I even looked like a scared  rabbit , like her too!



This was my second, If  we were having  coffee,  the first  one  is here  I am linking  to Deborah who alerted  me to this lovely way  to converse  with each other.  Now Deborah got the idea  from  Diana at Part time  Monster.  What about you? If we were having coffee, what you be talking about this week? Post in the comments below or do your own post and link back here.  🙂


Coffee Break  (Acrostic Poem)


Caffeine needed now

Open wound pow!

Feelings raw  and strong

Faith and understanding gone.

Echoes of my  youth

Etched in blood the truth.


Broken and cracked

Ruined for care, a lack

Ever thirsting to be free

Aiding lack luster eyes to see

Kindred spirits reaching out to me.

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