Stifled by an administrative headache, jetlag and the phone CONSTANTLY ringing - Mark suggested one hour's geocaching. I personally haven't been for ages and yes, I needed the air. I was festering in my own stench of being "hacked off". At 3pm we enjoyed the evening sun down by the canal to find a box that Mark had struggled to find yesterday. It felt good to get out so we could chat without any distractions. So many decisions to make in such a short space of time and the walk was perfect for the whole affair. Belle is still at my Momma's and it felt weird to geocache without her. I took my camera to enjoy the surroundings and it was peaceful and it was the break we both needed.This canal near a place called bamfurlong is a great stretch of woodland and wildlife. Mark is the wildlife in this picture!
I love taking picture of people in thought. Mark and I had talked so much today, I wonder how he was digesting that in this picture.
I loved this fence made from traintrack sleepers. I walked through brambles just to get this shot. Shots like this make me happy.
I love this shot framed by the bridge. We walked further than you can see in this picture. It blew the cobwebs into oblivion. It was turning a lil chilly at this time and made our cheeks very pink.Mark found the box straight away today and made his "sign in" very quick as it was getting chillier by the second. We didnt take a token or a lil gizzit. Mark just wanted to get the cache to register his 214th find.
Whilst he fiddled putting the box back, I stepped to the edge of this 40 foot drop. Mark takes me to the most romantic places at times ;)
I loved the angular curve in this photo, Im always trying to find shapes that amuse me. I have no idea why and I don't really do anything with the pictures. Im just fascinated with form.
Later this evening, mark took me out for a meal. I think its the first time we have been out for a meal (on our own) for almost 2 years. We went to Sorrento's in Ashton. The food was absolutely delicious. We talked all day and thought we had stopped. But talk we did most when we were out. "i's" have to be dotted and "t's" have to be crossed. Its a very surreal situation we are dealing with right now and we are trying to protect Ellie from the frenzy of interest in her right now. Had I have known things would have escalated to this, we could have been more prepared. At this stage we have to appoint an agent and a solicitor. Good in some ways, not in others. But at least it might stop the invasion of privacy, shall we say. Juggling the good and the bad is something Im trying so hard to do. The good being a £1000 donation from Ashley Wilson Solicitors today and the bad having to make a decision to drop some commitments. Rock and a hard place springs to mind but family and security is key right now and other than splitting yourself into 5,000 pieces - something really has to give. You think?