Hi everyone! ❤️ How are you? I was thinking about doing one of our coffee conferences (that makes them sound real smart 😂) but then I realized that I don’t want any structure today I just want to chat freely (is that so much to ask? 😯😂) so that is what I am going to do! I’ll be talking about nostalgia in the great outdoors (is it “in there” if it’s out? 😵), angry birds (but not the addictive game kind!) and a stranger on our land 😬 (not in that order either, I don’t know why I’m so unorganized 😂). Let’s see how long I can go without including brackets shall we?
But before all of that, close your eyes and imagine you’re at the beach. Wait….how do I expect you to read this with your eyes closed? Okay, open your eyes and THINK of the beach. Can you hear the waves? Gently lapping the sand, back and forth 🌊. Well forget about them for a minute. Can you hear a strong breeze coaxing you into a relaxing state of mind? I can hear it too but I’m not at the beach, I am at home and the wind is ruffling the leaves upon trees outside (just trying to set a scene here 😌😂). Hold on, I’ll add an incredibly short video I recorded that captures what I’m trying to explain (turn that volume up a bit):
….yes I tried to cover the watermark and failed horribly 😂. I filmed this a week or so ago from our driveway after being cooped up indoors for an absolute age. As lovely as sitting on the windowsill watching the sun go down in the evenings is, it harbors a different feeling from actually standing out there.
In my last post I mentioned that it’s been quite tricky even sitting by an open window lately because of agitated birds 🐦 well let me explain that in more detail. Our cat Skirtsey passed away back in January (and I wrote about her HERE….clearly I’m allowed to have brackets now as I’m talking about an important subject 😏) and the birds were quite afraid of her, even if she was getting too old to act on their fears, so they steered clear of the house for the most part.
Now that Skirtsey is no longer with us and Bertha (our new cat who I introduced HERE) is on the scene it is becoming clear that they view her as a pushover. She’s scared of them even though she’s caught one and is certainly not a cat to be messed with (let’s just say she’s not on the best of terms with our smaller dog Toby after she slapped him on the day they met 🙄). I don’t think she likes seeing birds swooping around close to the ground so she avoids acknowledging that at all costs and let’s them be.
THIS means that they aren’t deterred at all anymore and are slathering bits of mud and poop along the top half of our house in order to build nests, which all sounds very much like we are at one with nature but boy are they aggressive so its not some peaceful Disney animation at all, don’t let them fool you 😂 All you can hear lately is a constant squawk and they fly at you which is freaky, it’s like something out of a horror movie. Like come on, isolation has kept us indoors long enough LET US OUT 😂
We haven’t allowed it get to the stage where they have a foundation to lay eggs or anything and are hoping that they will give in and stay where they were before in the bushes and trees surrounding our house (what’s wrong with that? you don’t always have to upgrade in life 🤷😂).
On a completely different note we had another weirdo come to see if our house was empty the other day 😲 I wrote about the last time this happened HERE. I was in the front room when I saw a guy wheel his bike around the side of the house through the window. I originally thought he’d gone to talk to my dad who was mowing the grass but I hadn’t realized that my dad was taking a break indoors. I told my parents but by then he was walking back out of the driveway, my dad went after him but he was long gone on his bike by then.
When we watched back on our cameras (which all of these people fail to see 👀 I’d make a great burglar 😂) it showed the moment he realized that we park our car around the back of our house and you could also see it dawning on him that he needed to get out and so he did, FAST. I guess the message of this is that what with restrictions lifting robbers think people are less likely to be home after being somewhat caged in for so long so be wary! You can’t say that I didn’t warn you 😕😂 We told our neighborhood watch who directed us to the police and so photos are in circulation. I don’t know why this doesn’t feel out of the ordinary, that’s a bit scary but I suppose it means we’re prepared 😂 🎶Always look on the bright side of life🎶…..😭
Moving swiftly on! I’ve been thinking about places that are familiar jaunts to me now but through childhood eyes they were so vast and completely different 💫 The most dominant memory of this in my mind is of being on the way to see what must have been my second concert with my family in Dublin and the world just seemed so BIG when I looked out of the car window 🏙️
I’m pretty sure this was the first time I’d actually taken notice of being in a city before and how different it is to the countryside. I couldn’t imagine ever knowing my way around and to an extent I still don’t today (Google maps makes you weak when you’re not actually looking up at where you’re going 😂) but I have a general idea of that area now because I’ve been to many more concerts there since. What’s your earliest memory of being in a place that you now know so well? ✨ Think of it, embrace it, LOVE it (that’s what I’ve been saying a lot lately, I’ve been trying to incorporate it into my array of sayings but I keep missing the social cues 🙄😂).
Whenever I come out the other side of a painful migraine I see the world through a fresh set of eyes as everything is so much clearer and a good memory of being somewhere is kind of like that feeling. The world just seems so vibrant and colourful, you’ll often find me in a trance stating that life is beautiful…you should probably back off a bit at that point 😂…..LiFe IS bEauTiFUl…..wow your obedience is ASTOUNDING 👏😂
Seeing as flare-ups happen most days and just vary in extremity I think I do live life in a kind of mindful way and I’m oddly fascinated by the simplest of things as a clear mind is tough to come by and so I never take that feeling for granted because it’s what gets me through it all when I’m lying there feeling like the pain will never go away and it helps to forge my outlook on life which is for the most part crazily positive 😂. I had a bad migraine yesterday so this is actually me on the other side, My brain feels so alive 😆😂 But yeah without the pain in my head that is when my legs get bad recently so they’re unbearable right now and I didn’t sleep at all last night because of it 😴 (it seems to be one or the other, migraines or leg pain and never really both at the same time but not at all preferably 😒).
Nowadays I don’t see that place in Dublin in as much of an airy fairy way but I do a little bit because it is still very different from where I live. It’s just a magical feeling being in contrasting places. I think it’s tough to recapture that nostalgic air and when I do I get kind of obsessive and try not to forget what it feels like, that’s where my book of things I love comes into play, it’s full of memories that I don’t want to forget 😂
I remember being stuck in traffic next to a book store that day and imagining people who live nearby going there to get a newspaper in the mornings and what that must be like to live near not only a shop, but a BOOKshop 😂📚. We’ve been down that road since and to me it looks totally different and I have absolutely NO idea where that book store was. Maybe it never existed at all and was just a figment of my imagination 😵 If so then you’re witnessing my hopes and dreams being shattered 😂
Well, I guess our rendezvous must come to an end (I’m not actually leaving you though as I’m off to write some more posts 😂). Thank you for reading! I don’t really know what question to ask as this chat was highly random 🤔 Have you ever been burgled? (That’s all I’ve got 😂), I’ve never been burgled before but we’ve come pretty close! 😓 Oh and I would love to know what the weather is like where you are (it’s not actually a gimmick to start a conversation, I’m truly intrigued), when I was planning this post it was the middle of the night and a thunderstorm was passing by and then as we conclude at present time the sky is blue with a couple of stray clouds and that breeze upon which our chat started 🍃 I hope you’re well and having a lovely day! ✨ Take care 💕