I’m sat with my notebook on a bit of beach that may as well be Mars. I come here quite regularly to write, think, sing? And in the countless hours I’ve spent here I have never, not once seen another soul. That’s why I like it. It’s also part of my daily 10 or so mile walk, which is why this blog’s been a little bit quiet of late. I’ve been very busy and have not been able to walk.
I’m one of these strange folk that like to watch the world. Like those nature watchers I never interfere, just observe, quietly. One common observation that I never fully understood was people’s need to huddle together. I mean I understand huddling up to your wife, but why, when there’s a million miles of beach, beautiful beach, would you not spread out a bit?
That was today’s observation as I walked to weirdo retreat. A tiny one mile stretch with the whole of bloody Lincolnshire sizzling away on it. There were bare chested lads that spent far too much time looking at themselves. There were also lots of very excited children, dogs and people struggling to throw rugby balls. But the highlight was one lady, a good 20 stone, probably mid sixty’s, leopard print bikini, bright red skin, loading up with more oil. Her equally red husband, wearing his Speedos/ thong, lay beside her snoring… snoring so loud that I heard it over the sea. I don’t ever judge folk, but bloody tatties, a lobster garnished with a bikini is going to make one think. I continued walking.
Not a soul on all horizons once I’ve reached my little spot of beach. Except one. A little hermit crab came and sat by me. It was a busy little thing, I don’t know what it was doing but he was on a mission. I like birds for that same reason, they’re always busy. I think it’s because I sympathise, there’s always so much to do with limited time.
We have been very busy of late. Helen and I have been designing a new range of bread and butter furniture, we have the next two Premium Videos filmed, and one is almost ready for launch. The hand plane video is done, along with a lot more free videos. I’ve also been very busy with my own commissions, not much of interest but good bill paying work. We are now fully ahead of ourselves and as of this week the blog will be back to regular posts. Its finally time to start this year, but first I have to walk back through the hordes, and I might toss that lobster back into the sea.
P.s I was supposed to be writing about a bandsaw. That will be next time.