February 08, 2006

She left the web, she left the loom…

5.38pm today, Heswall beach.

This photograph shows exactly why I need to go home. The Midlands is too flat, too landlocked, and there's nowhere near enough marsh. Home is grey sand, tufts of reeds, and salt on the lips, and without it I don't feel quite complete. That and Derek Brockway doing his jolly weather report for Wales Today. (Yes, that is Wales in the background. No, I don't live in Wales, but my television aerial claims I do. It's a contentious issue between us. Occasionally it picks up Midlands Today, where I categorically don't live either. Is it any wonder I spend so much of my life looking so confused?)

It makes everything suddenly easier to be able to open the door and just run out into that, and keep on running. But not too far, or else you'll sink into the marsh, and get your mudsplattered figure on the front page of the local paper, as people getting stuck in the mud is pretty much the most exciting piece of news in any given week. And your fame will follow you right up Telegraph road and down again, and probably even into Tesco, and you really don't want that sort of recognition around here.

Don't say I didn't warn you.


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  1. You want to be at home…because it looks towards Wales…

    I have issues with being able to see the top of the Severn Bridge at certain times of the year from me house, let alone being able to actually see the Principailty!

    08 Feb 2006, 19:44

  2. Grr reading week grumbles
    :-)

    09 Feb 2006, 13:44

  3. Elizabeth Jenner

    If it makes you feel any better, it is my last one. :-( I'm just revering it in the way it deserves to be revered.

    And Gav, I'm looking straight at Wales now. It says to pass on its best wishes to you.

    09 Feb 2006, 15:56

  4. Charlie

    Grrrrr now i'm all homesick!
    We live in a beautiful place…ohhhh i miss our walks honey!
    Love you lots and lots
    xxxx

    09 Feb 2006, 20:08

  5. Suddenly I wanna go home :(

    11 Feb 2006, 00:21

  6. Suddenly I wanna go home :(

    11 Feb 2006, 00:21


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