I'm Back!

Hi everyone, I’ve just got back from a week’s holiday down in North Devon. A beautiful part of England… unfortunately we couldn’t even rely on decent weather in August, so had to suffer four waterlogged days, battling trenchfoot and hypothermia (only a slight exaggeration), before the sun eventually came out. Check out one of my holiday snaps below…

By the way – I think it says a lot about me that if you call your attraction The Big Sheep, then I’m going to put that on the “must visit” list! We did manage to visit a different beach every day, rain or shine… put that down to the stubbornness of those who live as far from the beach as is possible in these Isles.

I’ve come back with lots of ideas for new poems that I hope to share with you in the coming days and weeks. Hope you enjoyed the scheduled posts I left while I was off – it was a bit of a clean out of some older material, hence being a smorgasbord of poems, limericks, and zombie stories… variety is good though, right? 🙂

Thanks to everyone for your likes, shares and lovely comments. I couldn’t respond to each as I normally do, as we didn’t even have phone reception for 23.5 hours of each day, let alone an internet connection! My wife did discover on day three that if you hung off the back of the sofa at an awkward angle, you could just get a tiny bit of phone reception (as long as it wasn’t too windy… or cloudy… or a bird wasn’t flying past the window… it was very rural!)… amazing the lengths you go to to maintain a feeling of being “connected” to the world, once you’ve got used to it!

Now, if only there was some way to combine that beautiful North Devon scenery with a decent broadband connection…


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Author: Al Lane

Writer, Poet, Daydreamer

13 thoughts on “I'm Back!”

    1. Thank you! Holidays are great, but there’s no place like home… Especially when you’ve not had access to a decent shower, or a bed you can fit in, for a full week! I’m “only” 6’2… Not exactly freakishly outsized!

      1. Ah yes… I must say that while I have had several terrific visits here and there, I DO prefer my own surroundings.

  1. Sorry that the weather wasn’t kind to you, it’s been a rubbish summer, I had a few days of sunshine on my holiday in Edinburgh and that was it. But then that’s not unusual for Scotland. Feeling the loss of those sunny days!

    1. I went to a Six Nations game in Edinburgh a few years back – Scotland v England. I have genuinely never in my life been colder than on that damp Feb afternoon, shivering in the stands … and the guy next to me in a kilt didn’t even look chilly!

      1. Ha Ha! This August I was freezing as I wandered through Princess Street Gardens. I’d just arrived and I don’t think I’d acclimatised yet to the Scottish summer! I love the warm weather so this is one big drawback.

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