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Missing You Already

It’s a funny thing – but when I think about leaving home for one of our little trips to the coast – I get kind of homesick even before we have left.  At the weekend we shall be packing up the car and heading off into the wild blue yonder – breathing in the salty air, feeling the sand between our toes and watching the surf rolling in.  Taking walks in pine forests, watching sea birds swoop and dive, walking coastal paths – eating food prepared by someone else for a change – jaws dropping at the wonder of it all.



And yet – I shall miss my little home and my slightly bedraggled garden.  One last look around, taking pictures of all that is dear – then driving off without a backward glance.  For when we return it will all be just where we left it – the garden requiring attention – the house a little dustier – mail piled up behind the front door – just as it is good to get away – it will be good to be back.









See you in a weeks’ time when maybe we can chat about the splendours of autumn and loving these mellow September days.


  1. Elaine, have a wonderful trip and enjoy lovely walks and eating out. I absolutely love these photos of your house, by the way. Your living room looks so pleasant and inviting. xxx

  2. It's always a wrench for me too,

  3. Hello Elaine,

    We know just what you mean. We never wish to go then we never wish to leave where we have gone. Curious.

    Still, it is so good to enjoy being at home. The familiarity if it all is so comforting. And yes, it will all be there, as will we, on your return! Enjoy!

  4. Have a good break Elaine, and come home refreshed by the sea air.

  5. Looking forward to your re-entry already. Enjoy the change of scene.

  6. This is why I tend to stay at home. My little bit of heaven!

  7. have a nice break Elaine, absence makes the heart grow fonder

  8. Lovely pictures. Enjoy your holiday. Flighty xx

  9. I like the sound of the salty sea air and sand between the toes! Have a lovely break, Elaine:)

  10. I think we all suffer separation anxiety when we first leave and once we settle into the vacation routine, do we really want to home so soon? We haven't gone anywhere all summer, too much tondo this year, so you go off, take lots of photos, and come back and tell us all about your get away.

  11. I find it hard to leave my home and the garden Elaine.
    I tend to leave holidays until late autumn or winter.
    I would not go away in the summer, I find the heat too much as I get older, most annoying. Never used to be like this .........
    Also rabbits would do so much damage during the summer months.

    I hope you have a wonderful trip. Enjoy the salty air and sand between your toes :)
    I need to be here with my little dog :)

  12. Have a great trip Elaine, the garden will be welcoming you on your return.

  13. Dear Elaine - I have similar feelings when leaving home. So nice to get away but in the leaving somewhat homesick before we have left the drive way! Will miss you but can't wait to talk to you about September and the garden. Have a lovely time.

  14. The tour inside and out gives me a sense of place for you. And a very nice place it is too.

  15. Oh you go and have yourself a glorious trip dear friend!!! I hear you on missing the comfort of home though.... It is always wonderful to come home after being away! I hope you take a lot of pictures and create many new memories! And how fun to have someone else cook for you for a change! Stunning garden shots you have there and such a pretty home! See you soon! Nicole xoxo

  16. What a lovely cosy garden, I like to go away, but its always nice to come home again. It makes me appreciate what I've got.....Have a great time away......xx

  17. Awwww, what a sweet little post. I know what you mean, I miss home too and you do have such a cosy nest there, lovely it is and as for your garden, how pretty everything looks. Now you two have a simply lovely time, I shall miss you.....until

  18. I hope that you have a great time while you are away and that you enjoy coming home again. I know what you mean about missing home before you have left, I do that too, but I only just found the words for it reading your post! xx

  19. I hope you have a wonderful time away. I know how you feel about leaving everything behind even for a short time. Sarah x

  20. I find the days leading up to a holiday quite hard going but then once I'm there wherever there is I'm fine. Hope that you have a great time Elaine. Your lovely home and garden will wait patiently until you return.

  21. You have an absolutely lovely home Elaine, no wonder you'll miss it. I have a hard time going away in summer, the garden calls me all the time.

  22. Have a wonderful time away Elaine and it will be waiting for you on your return home.

  23. Have a nice week off! Enjoy the salty air and the sand between your toes!

  24. With such a cozy home and always-something-going-on garden, it's no wonder you'll miss them! I'm sure you'll come back with lovely stories, though.

  25. Hope you're having a good week, Elaine. I like to make sure that all is tidy and welcoming at home before I leave. Maybe if I went away more, it work become more casual to just step out of the door and trot off. I'm working on it, starting with a visit to Leeds in a couple of weeks to bring my boy up to Uni.

  26. You've made holidays sound sad! I know what you mean though about being homesick and that funny feeling as you close the front door. You say about things being more or less the same when you return but I find they aren't. Not for a bit. The house always seems strange and different, however relieved I am to return.

    Have a good time away!

  27. Have a great time! I am a bit the same, but always glad to see the garden when I come home.

  28. I love going away but am always glad to be home. A change of scenery is good for the soul. :o)


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