The waves are waiting

by | Oct 11, 2012 | Uncategorized | 13 comments

The ocean is waiting.

I’m off to the coast tomorrow, to watch the waves, breathe the fresh air, and let go of trying to do the impossible.
My computer is going to hospital over the weekend, for a transplant that will end up making it just like new (so I’m told).
And so I’m going off line, to a zone before the age of the compulsive screens, to a zone where the lazy horizon seems to stretch forever.
I’m taking with me a very solid book, The Hare with Amber Eyes, a book about former times, and I’ll walk, and plant and read.

And drift with the tides.
Into another time zone. 

Until Monday, when I welcome back the invalid, and together we will find our way back into the modern age.

See you later.


  1. Max

    sounds lovely. nothing like a long view and a brilliant absorbing book to make you let go of your stresses and strains x

  2. Lynley

    Acceptance, surrender and sanctuary sounds like therapeutic healing Juliet.

    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Hotly Spiced

    I hope you have a lovely weekend. It sounds perfect. Love the beach image. I sure do hope your computer comes back like brand new – mine needs that kind of hospital visit as well xx

  4. juliet

    Max, that’s so right, a long view and a good book are just what I need. I don’t even care if it rains.

    Lynley, what beautiful words. Thank you, I’m looking forward to it.

    Charlie, yes, both my computer and me need refreshing! Hope yours can have the treatment it needs too.

    Thank you Max, Lynley and Charlie for your good wishes.

  5. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Juliet .. I do hope your computer is ‘brand new’ and happy in its Seasonal Inspiration work ..

    That you too have a great weekend -the book sounds interesting …and there’s obviously plenty of exercise to be had – useful and relaxing using different skills ..

    Enjoy yourself .. cheers Hilary

  6. Anne Dean Ruffell

    Have a wonderful relaxing weekend – a walk along the beach to the cave will smooth away all the frustrations of the computer world. The book is just right for such a weekend, an absorbing tale beautifully written which I read in two sittings. Edmund de Val’s pots are exquisite too – a truly gifted man.

  7. juliet

    Hilary, nice to see you back just before I take off. Thank you.

    Anne, great to see you too! You know the beach, and you know the book. I’m in for a good time.

  8. Ruth

    Your plans sound wonderful. Enjoy a stress-free retreat.

  9. lifeonthecutoff

    Dear Juliet, Here is hoping that by the time you read this you will have had hours and hours of pleasure reading your book, regenerating your spirit, relaxing, and all those things we need from time to time – and that your computer will mend and your editing will then get done. Sometimes, it seems, we all need to be unplugged.

  10. Claire Beynon

    HI Juliet
    I love the idea – and image – of the ocean waiting.
    Hope your time away from technology was replenishing and that, when reunited, you find your comp. in fine fettle. ; )

  11. juliet

    Penny, thank you. I’ve just come back on line, and was wonderfully replenished. Being unplugged is a good thing to do.

    Claire, thank you for visiting. The computer is working, but I’ve lost all my mail contacts!

  12. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Juliet .. things are sent to try us – I’ll email you – then at least you’ll have mine … though there must be plenty of others to re find.

    Beautiful photos once again – so pleased you’ve got the ocean to get away too ..

    With thoughts – Hilary

  13. juliet

    Thank you Hilary, for this and your other comments on previous blogs. Good to have your email again. I now find that I’ve lost all my photos, and iphoto has gone from my computer, so can’t do new posts with images!
    I hope things are going well for you, and I’ll catch up soon.


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