Thursday, 6 March 2008

wanderlust


I harbour a dream of travel.

I don't mean a foreign package holiday, my dream is to own a scruffy camper van and go and have a look round.

I really like the idea of slowly traversing little country lanes and coast roads, buying hedge-veg and catching mackerel as I go.
I'd take a cut down painting kit and a camera, throw some paint about at last light or dawn overlooking wide rolling landscapes or rocky cliffs.
Not shave much, have long proper conversations with herself, watch sunsets, get Pinot Grigio'd on deserted beaches, then come back home and work the sketches studies and photo's up into BIG canvases.

Maybe go right round Britain, then France, possibly a ferry to Spain, what about Italy ?

The small matters of mortgage and teenagers need to be sorted and incorporated respectively, but I think it's a realistic proposition.

So if you see a stranger with an improbably large straw hat and a glass of something chilled, madly scrubbing away at a canvas, obviously needing a shave........come and say hello.

10 comments:

sally in norfolk said...

Sounds like heaven to me :-)

beachfreak said...

What's stopping you?

Really.

I'm in, we'll go halves on the price.

Swearing Mother said...

Sounds absolutely fan-bloody-tastic.

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Sounds fab - trouble is I don't think they make vans big enough to house my tribe. Bet you would meet loads of interesting people.....

Go for it!

MMoF

Manic Mother Of Five said...

Sounds fab - trouble is I don't think they make vans big enough to house my tribe. Bet you would meet loads of interesting people.....

Go for it!

MMoF

knifepainter said...

The more I think about it, the more I can't see any reason why not.

Beachfreak, we need to talk over a G&T or two. Soon.

travelling, but not in love said...

KP, it sounds like my (early) life. I just wandered for so long...

It was lovely and hard and easy and marvellous and lonely and a party all at the same time. I left an unsure boy. I returned with the courage of my convictions.

If you can do it, you should do it.

Just try to avoid the Israeli body cavity search. It's not pleasant.

GoneBackSouth said...

Sounds awesome. I bet you'll grab that golden moment when it arrives, when your teenagers are a bit older and independent, and you're still young enough to enjoy the wanderlust lifestyle.

beachfreak said...

Funnily enough there's an unopened bottle of duty free G in the house courtesy of the wife's skiing trip. If you've got any T, I'll bring some lemons.....

knifepainter said...

Goneback, I hope I spot it !

Freak, I'll nip out to the orchard in a mo'...