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Saturday serenade

island-2“You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.
Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
Meanwhile the world goes on.
Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
are moving across the landscapes,
over the prairies and the deep trees,
the mountains and the rivers.
Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
are heading home again.
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
the world offers itself to your imagination,
calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting –
over and over announcing your place
in the family of things.”
― Mary Oliver


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This was our first camping trip in many years, so we are really just beginner campers! We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and loved the festive atmosphere in the campsite, however there are some things we learnt:-

  1. Don’t put you tent up in the midday sun, you are liable to get heatstroke!
  2. Remember to take a puncture repair kit for your blow up mattress, otherwise you will end up sleeping on the hard ground!
  3. Take bowls for your cereal. While it is fun to eat out of a coffee cup, it’s not ideal!