On a Monday I can still remember the fun I had over the weekend, Wednesday is the middle of the work week, on Thursday I start getting hopeful and on a Friday I can taste the weekend. But what about a Tuesday? It’s so…. just there. Weekend memories are too far away and the upcoming weekend might as well be a year away.
What we need is a bit of colourful inspiration to get us going on a Tuesday, don’t you think? A pretty picture, beautiful scenery or colourful imagery. Yup, that’ll liven up Tuesdays and turn it into a terrific day!
From now on I will go through my photos and Pinterest likes every Tuesday and find us a pretty picture to add colour and joy to the day.
Bright orange insect eggs on a bench
John and I at Devil’s Punchbowl
Oh how we love exploring with Ivan The Campervan! Saturday we drove out to Hindhead Common and Devil’s Punchbowl. It’s a strange name for a beautiful area of Surrey. According to one legend the Devil became so irritated by all the churches being built in Sussex that he decided to dig a channel from the English Channel, through the South Downs, and flood the area. As he began digging, he threw up huge lumps of earth, each of which became a local landmark. He got as far as the village of Poynings (an area known as the Devil’s Dyke) when he was disturbed by a cock crowing. Assuming that dawn was about to break, he leapt into Surrey, creating the Devil’s Punchbowl where he landed. Interesting…
After parking Ivan at the National Trust site, John and I went for a leisurely wander of about 30 minutes. It was only 30 minutes because coffee and carrot cake were calling our name. John bought the carrot cake at the National Trust Cafe so that he could make change for the parking meter. What can you do? You’ve got to pay the parking meter, right? Might as well get something out of it. And if you have cake, you need coffee and well, we just needed to fill up our collapsible kettle. It’s a no-brainer.
We sat there for about an hour, me crocheting and John reading (walking for 30, sitting for an hour – you get the gist of our priorities and level of weekend activity…). By this time it was lunch time so we drove on, looking for a quiet spot to make lunch. This turned out to be a secluded viewpoint just before you reach Rake, right next to farmland, hidden behind huge trees.
Roadside viewpoint near Rake
It was absolutely fantastic. So fantastic, that after I made a quick lunch of fajitas (Tesco frozen fajita mix and Old El Paso Corn Wraps are fantastic for a camping lunch), we popped Ivan’s roof and had an afternoon nap on the top bunk! Our very first time sleeping in the pop top roof, and an afternoon nap at that! Man, it was good!
This weekend we’ll be in Cirencester. I can’t wait.
Wishing you all a Terrific Tuesday.