A big sigh

by | Jan 7, 2013 | Uncategorized | 13 comments

  Summertime, and a big sigh could be heard along the coast; a sigh like the tide going out,

and then lazily swishing in again. . .

That big sigh was me, breathing in relief to know that my book has safely arrived in Hong Kong today, after flying through cyberspace.
My computer man returned and tidied up the bits and pieces that remain.

My friends phoned and said, how about meeting us for a swim.
It’s just a hop, step and a jump away – but I’m not jumping (or leaping through hoops) any more. I sauntered along the road, and down the steps, and immersed myself in the refreshing water.
Aaah! Delicious.

On Wednesday I’ll be taking off for a little holiday, away from all electronic connections. And when I return, I’ll show you where I’ve been.


  1. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Juliet – that’s great your book’s arrived safely and that you’re now looking forward to a refreshing break – enjoy it.

    Love seeing the Jacaranda (I think) .. reminds me of South Africa – love that colour .. though your bright red bottle brush trees (I hope that’s what it is .. ) frame the water’s edge.

    The thought of a refreshing swim in summer … now that’s a good thought .. Happy New Year! cheers Hilary

  2. anissa ljanta

    Phew, that must be a relief, to have the book arrive where at its destination and to have time to relax fully. Enjoy those swims! x
    Happy New Year Juliet, may it bring all you need and many a magical surprise along the way. x

  3. Max

    work behind, holiday in front, and a beautiful present. what a great place to be! have fun x

  4. juliet

    * Hilary, you are right about the jacaranda. There is a whole street lined with these trees, very close by. Very cooling to the eye. The red flowers are more pohutukawa, still blooming.

    * Anissa, thank you for your good wishes, and hope you are getting some good swims too.

    * Max, Yes, it’s perfect to be between work and more play.

    Thank you Hilary, Anissa and Max, your comments are appreciated. I’ll catch up with you next week.

  5. Diana Drent

    Wishing you a nice holiday and looking forward to when you show in your blog where you’ve have been.

  6. juliet

    Thank you Diana, and I look forward to visiting your lovely blog more often when I return.

  7. Diana Drent

    Thanks Juliet, youre welcome!

    Off topic

    Youre just like me. I also have a little book with sayings. The most beautiful inspiring quotes.

    Its a treasure for me!

  8. Penny O'Neill

    I could almost hear that sigh across the great expanse that separates us, Juliet, and am so very happy for you that you have finished. Phew!

    Enjoy your holiday – and safe travel. Penny

  9. juliet

    Penny, it was a big sigh, and a big sense of relief. I’m off today, and really looking forward to being away. Thank you.

  10. Hotly Spiced

    I’m so glad the book arrived in Hong Kong safely. Enjoy your holiday xx

  11. Lynley

    Well done on speeding the book away over the sea to Hong Kong.

    Enjoy your holiday! You deserve it.

  12. juliet

    * Charlie & Lynley, thank you.

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