Friday, 30 December 2016

Tidal waves

The Ice House at Dinefwr Park . . .

I have just woken up and had one of those terrifying dreams where you are on a shore and there is a tidal wave.  In my dream, there were two.  We were standing on higher ground, looking down on a small tidal wave (a bit like the Severn Bore) break upon the beach below us.  Then someone suddenly exclaimed "Oh my God - look at THAT one" and the most immense tidal wave 100 feet high or more bore down on us from the horizon.  I knew that despite being on higher ground, this one would sweep us away and drown us . . .

I woke out of that dream, glad NOT to be on a tropical beach with the view from Hell but still feel rather unsettled and nervy.  I think it was an indication that I have not dealt with all the emotional turmoil in the lead up to Christmas - Tricia's death and funeral, and the house-selling hope that was ours so briefly before being snatched away when the viewers had a change of heart . . . 

Anyway, we have awarded ourselves a day out today and are off to Brecon to check out the monthly Fleamarket there.  It is held in the Market Hall, where we go for Brecon Militaria Fair, so will be nice and warm.  Mind you, it is very mild out and am I giving my age away if I say as I get older, whilst crisp frosty COLD winter days LOOK nice (and provide great photos), my body is a lot more comfortable with mild and overcast . . .

I have lots to catch up on, and believe it or not, I am actually looking forward to doing the ironing mountain.  Well, I never thought I'd be writing that when I struggled with the tsuanami of ironing when my kids were small!!!

I am going to de-Christmas the house today.  I took the decorations off tree no. 2 (in the sitting room) last night and will do the same with the equally lovely tree in the hall today, and take the decorations down and put them back in the attic, ready to move on into 2017 tomorrow.  

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all, health and happiness.


  1. Ah, another one who does not wait for twelfth night! They drive me mad and I always remove all the decorations on New Year's Day (and give a good dust!)

  2. Surely, surely 2017 will bring buyers for both your beautiful home and our annoyingly small bungalow.
    I'm so glad you didn't give up blogging.
    Best wishes to you in the west from us in the east

  3. Decorations are down here although not much went up this year, perhaps it was the ironing playing on your mind that was behind the dream, wishing you both well for 2017 and fingers crossed for a buyer :-)

  4. Dreams can seem so real, and bad ones are such a relief to wake up from.

    I pray 2017 will be a great year for you ~ FlowerLady

  5. Wishing you a very Happy New Year too. Do hope 2017 will be the year when someone falls in love with and buys your lovely house.

  6. I've had a few of those dreams in the past, they are horrible. I hope 2017 brings you a buyer. I'll take the decorations down later this week one evening after work. Happy New Year.

  7. I am leaving my decorations up because Daughter and friends are coming New Year Day. After they leave I will take it all down.
    Loved the two photos on today post. The header photo is outstanding.

    cheers, parsnip

  8. Decorations still up here too, late for us. Happy new year x

  9. The potential buyers shouldn't have spoken so much while they were there. The hopes that they built up in you at that time only to be dashed were unfair and disruptive as anything I can think of. May their fave pen run out of ink at an inopportune moment!

    Hoping that 2017 brings a different set of people to your life and that the right people see and buy your home.