Tuesday 29 September 2015

Packing Up Our Old Life

As the Pickfords lorry turned the corner, 
my first thought was,
'There's no way our house is going to fit in that'
(whether that is grammatically correct or not,
I don't know, but that was my exact thought). 

I'd been up since silly o'clock, thoughts of the
enormity of what we were about to do
having raced through my mind for most of the night.
And now the moment was here - the one where
you pack up your home & memories in a
removal lorry, not knowing when you're going 
to see them again.

It rained most of the day - Sod's Law that
it was the only day that week to rain - this did
not enhance the removal crew's mood.
And yes, I was right, the contents of our
4 bed detached did not want to fit into
the lorry. But after several phone calls to
the office & some cursing of Terry, the estimator,
plus more than one attempt at rearranging 
everything, by the end of the afternoon,  
the lorry set off for the storage depot and we were left watching our 12 month old granddaughter
toddling circuits through the hall, dining room
& lounge, much as our daughter used to 
in our previous house when she was that age.
Her giggles are the most precious memory
from that day - there are no photos,
but the picture is
etched in my memory forever.

Monday 28 September 2015

Missed it!

Social media was full of talk about the impending Supermoon
& lunar eclipse,
set to produce a spectacular Blood Moon.
Although the atmosphere has been a bit hazy of late,
meaning clarity on my moon shots was somewhat lacking,  
yesterday morning seemed much clearer 
and those Italian blue skies held the promise 
of some better captures overnight.
But, as we drove back home after lunch,
hubby commented on the clouds that
now floated above Leila's Mountain. 
And I knew they weren't going to 
disappear anywhere fast.

So I had to settle for some shots of
an over bright moon between the few breaks
 in the cloud, of which this one - taken at 23:05:56 -
is my favourite......

    I'm hoping for clearer skies in 2033