Sunday, 6 June 2010


The week at work was the most intense and tiring I've had for a while, it was difficult to fully put some things at the back of my mind: they remained, following me around, questioning me.

I went to see my mother this weekend and it felt as though things were a little bit scratchy between us. Conversation at times was not helped by the fact that neither of us has great hearing. I was exhausted, too - it was difficult to follow her line of conversation beyond anything other than the most straightforward topics.

When she asked about work I had to point out that it wasn't something I wanted to dwell on.

I went out for a couple of beers in the evening, and I really enjoyed walking home down the lane at around 11pm. It's a lane with a lot of space either side, and I remember as a kid imagining that each side of it was a different continent. I recalled this with a smile last night, and enjoyed the lightshow: the weather was breaking, and lightning from distant storms illuminated the dome of the sky.

I woke up and heard the thunder more than once in the early hours, somehow it was a kind of comfort, not least after a week when such a concept has been in short supply.


Zhoen said...

You've been buffeted.

Which is not as good as a buffet dinner.

Janette Jones said...

I have the same problem when I visit my parents sometimes it's such a struggle to get on the same wavelength. Next time you're up let me know and we'll have to meet up for a drink.

trousers said...

Correct on all points, Zhoen. I am braced for further buffeting. Of both kinds.

Janette, that sounds like a good idea to me.

Sophia said...

Sorry for your recent "bumps". I wish you a better week full of wonderful surprises.

Carol said...

I was inspired to visit after meeting you at Caroline's launch the other week and I'm very glad I did.

I love the idea of different continents at either side of the lane!

Hope your week improves

C x

trousers said...

Thanks Sophia. These bumps are perhaps inevitable along the ride. I too hope for wonderful surprises!

Hi Carol and thanks for dropping by. It was a good launch wasn't it? I only wish I'd been able to stay a little longer. Good to meet you though amidst all the hubbub!

Yes it's only a lane, but there's still something there for me which (in my imagination) suggests vastness :)