Some pictures from beautiful Devon earlier this month...
So much for Tiger Spirit and adventure! That post seems eons ago. We've been on lockdown due to Coronavirus for a week and it feels like a month already.
I was in Devon just before the government announced we needed to stay home and had to rush back early, however I'm so lucky to have seen the sea days before the restrictions hit.
Since then I've barely been out. Tiger is grounded, caged, pacing the territory warily.
Restrictions were what I was trying to get out of, but I'm healthy and safe, and being a hermit is not so much of a test for me.
It was an anxious week prior to Devon, amidst the panic stricken Great Toilet Roll Crisis of 2020. I allowed myself to get dragged into the usual family drama, but as this situation has hit us all hard I'm trying to give myself allowances for that hefty slip up and burning an internal fuse. I've been getting myself back into balance since. Needless to say painting proved a casualty.
I haven't yet braved the supermarket – rationing food has happened automatically (my nan would be proud). I have wondered if I might quarter what's left of my chocolate digestives – one quarter for morning, afternoon, evening, night time. Not wanting to waste anything this week I've consumed stale bread, over-ripe bananas, mushy pears (not peas), out of date milk, and water on my porridge which made it taste like gruel :[
Today I did pull myself out of the non-consumer slump to buy art paper I'm running low on. It's not so much of a necessity, I also spent my birthday money on a tent for the back garden, because I intend to be out there in all weathers in coming months. It will keep me dry and out of the wind on our hill, and I can film in it.
Yes, you read that correctly. Yesterday I pushed myself to record my first video. It took several laughable attempts, and it needs fine tuning, but I've not only found the HD setting on my phone camera I didn't know I had, I've been learning how to make a video more professional and edit it for YouTube. It feels constructive finding ways to be resourceful at this time.
The greatest positive is that this last weekend of March we officially entered Spring by changing the clocks. Perfect for moving into EAST direction in my Medicine Wheel. When I manage to wake early enough I will film the sunrise – I intend to capture what I can that is positive and uplifting in nature, as I get to watch from my tent! I might even have a night under the stars and camp out. I've never camped in my life.
Now that's an adventure, without having to leave my back garden. ;D