Wednesday, 19 June 2013

There's No Place Like Home

There's no place like home.........
click, click, click.

I know how Dorothy felt after being away from home for a long time on an adventure in a 'different land' meeting different people!  It was lovely to walk back in our door and say "Hello hoosie!"  I did the fastest unpacking I've ever done and enjoyed the familiarity of our home and garden.  Scot did his usual surveying of what had grown while we were away (besides the weeds).  We fed our garden birds and counted new flower heads.  A small jungle had grown in the two weeks and my wild Scottish Roses are really sprouting up this year!

Being a professional Guide is 80% desk work and 20% road work, but the actual guiding is the fun part.  Each and every journey is different.  This particular trip was 13 days long and extended into the late hours of every evening, so quite a bit beyond our normal guiding hours and well into the non-stop zone...whew!

So an homage to our home and being here..  The beginning of the Simon & Garfunkel song comes to mind;
"Gee but it's great to be back home
Home is where I wanna beeeeeee yeah
and it's been so long my friend..."

Or how about John Denver;
"Hey it's good to be back home again
Sometimes this ol' house feels like a long lost friend
Yes and hey it's good to be back home again."

Anyway you put it, if you love your home, it's always nice to arrive.