Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday Walk

If there was ever a photo that summed up my family it would be this one:

As I've mentioned before, the Sunday walk was one of the things my brother and I would dread, particularly in our petulant teens, as if staying at home and watching The Waltons was any better alternative. I miss it now though. These photos my Mum sent make me long to grab my wellies, some kendal mint cake and that extra pair of thick socks.

Of course, it's completely possible to hike in SB, and there are some beautiful trails. It's just that you have only two options; you either hike straight up to the top of the mountains, or you walk along the beach. There is nothing in between.

So here's a picture of me struggling with the inequity of living in Southern California and not being able to walk through some muddy cowpat-strewn field in my wellies:

Sometimes I don't know how I manage.


Sugarplum's Mom said...

Isn't it amazing sometimes, the things we dread the most end up being the things we miss the most when we're older.

Amy said...

i echo what sugarplum's mom said. it's nice that you have those memories. if that picture of you is recent, i am jealous that you're wearing shorts now and i am freezing!!! i want to run outside so bad today but it's cold, wet, and dreary!!!

Daffodilly said...

Sorry I cannot hear you whining about walking on a beach in Nov.....come to NH for some sleet! Its nearly worse than England on a wet day!

AliBlahBlah said...

Yes, it is a current picture, and I can hear the gnashing of your teeth from here!!! Fussy ( put it perfectly, she said 'see, we do have autumn, it's where all the shops say bikinis 25% off'!!!

jenny cook said...

i am so jealous that you are able to wear shorts right now. i couldn't bundle up enough today as it was 3 degrees out! brrrrr!

Anonymous said...

Ah! Blighty! Sometimes it's hard to beat, especially if Kendal Mint Cake is involved. S x