Friday, 16 June 2017

Celebrate the small things

A couple of weeks ago I spent a few lovely relaxing days on Dartmoor.  Hubby and I really like it there and try and go two or three times a year, to walk and take some 'time out' from the daily hustle of life that we all seem to get caught up in. It is the perfect spot for us to take a short break as it only takes us about an hour and a half to get there. No fun spending hours in the car after all!

This hill is very close to where we usually stay. We've walked round the bottom before but this visit we decided to go for it and climb it! 


Now, it may not look so huge from this picture . . . but trust me it was certainly a challenge! My fitbit registered 82 floors when I checked it! However, it was worth the effort as we were rewarded with this super view.


It was so peaceful up there, if a little windy! We just sat and enjoyed the view (and got our breath back!).
When we got back down we rewarded ourselves with some delicious local ice-cream.

On another walk we met a herd of Dartmoor ponies complete with foals.


I didn't get any writing done there, but I did get lots of fresh air and exercise even if we did have to dodge the rain a few times. 

This week I have edited a short story and sent it off to a competition. My next task is to actually get back to my WIP which I feel I have sorely neglected for a while! Maybe I'll open the document and the writing piskies will have been working on it for me . . . I do write a lot of fantasy so one can always hope!

NB - In case you are not familiar with the term piskie - it is the Cornish word for pixie. 



Thanks to Lexa and her lovely co-hosts
            L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge 
       Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog

20 comments:

  1. I recall going there many years ago, Wopnderful post and photo's.

    Enjoy your week-end Suzanne.

    Yvonne.

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  2. Eighty-two floors - that's a tall hill. Looks like a great place to stay.

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    1. My legs and knees certainly felt it!

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  3. Be nice if piskies helped out every now and then. Sure looks like a nice spot to unwind indeed.

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  4. Great idea to get away and enjoy the beautiful nature and time with your husband. Good luck getting back to your manuscript.

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  5. Hi Suzanne - how lovely to have had that time away with hubby and time to regroup for another few months. It looks cool - but probably good for a brisk walk along the valley or up your hill - that's a good climb ... Oh gosh any extra piskies please send them up ... and good to have a break away from the dreaded machine. Enjoy the weekend now - cheers Hilary

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    1. If I find any loitering round the garden I'll send them your way Hilary.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures, Suzanne. So glad you had fun on your trip.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed them, thank you, Deanie.

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  7. Such a gorgeous view! That picture's inspired me - I'm going to go out and find a hill to climb today xx

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  8. Looks like an awesome and well earned break. I know what you mean about the WIP. I wrote a new short story today because I felt like it, but always in the back of my mind and often in the forefront is novel number 6 (16 chapters old and progressing slowly) Good luck with yours. The fresh air and exercise may be just the ticket to release those creative juices.

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    1. Sometimes it is good to step away for a while. Thanks for your visit.

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  9. Good luck on your short! It looks like you had a lovely trip. Love the pictures. And at such a short drive, it sounds wonderful.

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  10. What great pics! I love the ponies and foals. Good luck on ur WIP. May the piskies always be kind.

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  11. Yeah, I'm not surprised by that hike from looking at the hill. I grew up in the foothills of the mountains and have a pretty good gauge for distance just from looks. That's the kind of away trip all of us need sometimes.

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