1 EAGLETON NOTES: Taking Stock

.

.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Taking Stock

Anna's gone.  We were up at 0540 and Anna caught the morning ferry to Ullapool and thence to Inverness and the Inter-City Gold Bus to Glasgow to be home well in time for dinner.  It's been all too short a visit.


The ferry came up the East coast of the Island just after 7am before it made its way across The Minch with the sea on its stern.  For those who are not reasonable sailors the first part of the journey could not have been pleasant as these photos show.


The house is quiet.  Yesterday's storms which battered the Country gave us gales but little else but now the wind has abated just enough for the sheets and towels to be drying on the line without being blown away (I hope!).


It's the first time since the 31 May (with the exception of a few scattered days) that I have been home on my own.  Unless Marcel and Molly appear I've no visitors until friends come for dinner and the night on Monday and Viv arrives from France on Tuesday.  


It's all strangely quiet apart from Mahler's First Symphony which I've chosen to keep me company.


So today will be a catching up day when I will, hopefully, manage to catch up with my emails and phone calls and perhaps even manage a blog post or two.  After all I have enough material to keep me going until Christmas and I see that I've only got 36 days before I return to my other life.  




8 comments:

  1. I wonder whether you welcome or regret the fact that you are so rarely on your own; I find that I need more time to myself the older I get - which does not mean I don't absolutely LOVE having guests or going to see other people, attending parties and so on. I just need more time in between.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I try and treasure every moment Meike - however I find myself.

      Delete
  2. I tend to get seasick even in calm weather. (And every time I mention that I wonder why on earth I chose blog signature and avatar representing a ship...!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That probably wouldn't have been the crossing for you Monica!

      Delete
  3. That is music to cry to.
    If it doesn't make you better then try Dvorak. If that fails try and find Divorcing Jack a film to cheer anyone up.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love Dvorak. Played some of Symphonies after that. Divorcing Jack looks a little oddball and no longer available (cheaply) new so I'll see if I can hire it when I'm back in NZ - DVD hire shops are still huge over there.

      Delete
  4. Hope Anna did not get seasick on the ferry...looks like a bumpy ride.
    We had some horrid weather which came off the sea yesterday.....lots of loud thunder and very sharp lightning streaks, and tons of rain.....felt the need to unplug all my sensitive equipment, since I don't trust the surge protectors in such awful weather.
    Hope you didn't lose any towels/sheets off the line in the gale force winds.
    Have fun preparing for your next round of guests.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Anna surprised herself and was fine thanks Virginia. I didn't loose any sheets or towels. I hope your weather has calmed down.

      Delete