ONE DAY LIKE THIS…

 Do you ever find it difficult to put into words…words that capture the event…that do justice to every sensory, audible and emotion felt? Can you convey, really convey what happened? Can you describe the experience as whole and not just parts of the whole?  Can you adequately describe what the mind imprinted, and what now has become a mere block of time with memory images?

Then the words come. Not from inside you but from inside somewhere, someone else. The words are…perfect.

 Lyrics to ONE DAY LIKE THIS* by Elbow

Throw those curtains wide

One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide

One day like this a year would see me right for life

 


One day back from England found me sitting in the hair salon chair telling the stylist about the holiday just taken with good friends, meeting new friends, food eaten, places seen. After all was said and done, both story and hair trim, the stylist turned and asked, “Sounds as if you should still be in England…when are you moving back?” 

Maybe.

Maybe one day just like this…

*ONE DAY LIKE THIS Credit: Songwriters: G.Garvey/C. Potter? M. Potter/P Turner/R. Jupp

 Many thanks to James who not only delivered a print of his I purchased to our Seaford Hill House Bed & Breakfast, but spent the entire next day with us. We climbed over stiles, and walked through sheep pastures.  James then took us to OUR BENCH,  had a photo taking marathon, and then showed us his beautiful view of the Seven Sisters white chalk cliffs in Seaford. Thank you, J. Always, R.     The link to his professional website is HERE. 

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29 thoughts on “ONE DAY LIKE THIS…

    1. Cambridge…one of my most favourite cities! Thanks for the visit and all your comments on the photos. Read your post this morning about “Going North”….which put me onto Susanne’s book…the one you featured. I’m looking for a copy as we speak and will purchase once found!! Enjoy yours and Klaus’s posts so very much!!! Raye

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  1. Raye, thank you for stopping by my place. I love your blog, a wonderful mix of sketches, photos, and ideas. I drove about in southern England with a friend many years ago to visit gardens; one of the best weeks of my life. Your photos brought back some lovely memories.

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    1. Thank you for the comment. I’ve got your most recent post up at the moment….and am stunned to find you have stolen all the thoughts I’ve had and kept in that silent in-between place and strung those thoughts into eloquent sentences. What a relief….sincerely. Raye

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  2. Oh my goodness, where do I start. Firstly, the memories have all come flooding back and it is hard not to shed a tear, secondly I am so delighted to have met you and your friends and to share some precious time with you, thirdly I am smiling at the images, soaking in the wonderful drawings and listening to Elbow …one of my favourite bands. A joy to really see what a wonderful trip you have had and I am so glad I could have been in part of it. Always, James

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      1. Have been terribly busy with work, sad. So have not been blogging much and am missing the zen life much. Hope to return soon : )

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        1. Thinking the same, Monica, the zen and where to find [even] on an ordinary day. I think it remains within us no matter where we are or what we do. For me, at this moment, it has come to weeding out the un-necessary movements that keep me tripping over the necessary. The necessary…the passion…where the deep inside of us lives…the zen…the necessary. Raye

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    1. No Carrie…not originally from England. Lived there for a number of years and made the best of friends with two lovely women, their husbands and families. When I come “home” we plan a week of travel together. The visit to Seaford to see the Seven Sisters cliffs was the first time we had all been together in one place…at one time! Resulting in masses of photos taken on James and my OUR BENCH. Magic happened…

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  3. I’m a sucker for boats and water, and the picture of the boats in the canal behind the buildings is beautiful. What a great collection of pics, and certainly looks like you had a wonderful time.

    We travelled to Scotland and Ireland a few years back, and it was a magical place to visit. Thanks for the wonderful reminders.

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    1. Reminders….we all need reminders of “those days” that were pure joy. May we both walk with springs to our steps today, Barney….and smiles. At the very least…it will keep friends guessing about what we’ve been up to……!! Thank you so much for dropping in…..

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  4. Nonono, six days a week like that, followed by one to smile at the memoires and plan the next adventure. And happiness for you on all of them.
    Looks like a great trip, and your sketches are more beautiful than the pictures.
    (Your bench looks comfy too.)

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  5. Raye, of all the photos, I think I like the last one best. The two are looking into the future and thinking “one day like this…..” I have been to London twice and Ireland once with my family – the pictures of which can be found on our family picture wall representing our favorite vacation. Thanks for the memories. BTG

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    1. Memories enough for us all….my pleasure.
      Is today the “speed limit” celebration or have I missed the celebratory fire extinguisher event? My best wishes to you always….Raye

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  6. My regal lady of Portland makes me smile! Looked at every pic via slideshow. My favs are the old buildings … well done …. oh … and of course of you. 😉 Great sketches as well. Cheers to your grand time and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Sorry you and the Mrs. missed the sleep-over…but have posted your popcorn. Perhaps and maybe wait until after the c-thing to indulge!!!! Just a suggestion…..
      You so make me smile…….

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        1. Eighteen too-short days: one week with Penny&Stephen, and the rest with Keith&Rosie. Besides meeting and spending time with James, friend and photographer, (E. Sussex Coast) I met another blogger and her husband, Pat and John….who drove quite a ways for our meet-up while we were still on the Norfolk Coast. Homesick? Always….

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