Unfounded Fears, Sounds of the Sea and A Smiling Lion

28 Aug

1   Mr S wants to learn to sail – in fact he would love to have his own boat!  I love water! I love living near water. We live near the sea but being on or in the sea – not one of my beautiful things!  I determined to learn to swim before I was forty and I did. Now I have to learn to sail before I am seventy!!  To that aim we went to a local lake today to find out about sailing lessons. I would so love it if sailing could become one of my beautiful things!  I’ll let you know!

Lessons on Stithians Lake

2    One of the things I love about water is the sound, be it crashing, thundering waves or soft swishes of little ripples on a shingle shore; be it a river rushing through a weir or murmuring  quietly through the reeds; even the sound of all the rain we’ve had this summer, especially rain pounding on a corrugated tin roof or on the top of the tent. And after the rain, I love the petrichor, not a sound but the loveliest of smells!

3  Near the lake we saw a lion, golden and gorgeous with the most self-satisfied smile on its face.

Smiling Lion


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14 responses to “Unfounded Fears, Sounds of the Sea and A Smiling Lion

  1. Flowerpot

    August 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Go for it Sally! xx

  2. on thehomefrontandbeyond

    August 29, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Good luck with the sailing — I cannot swim either.

  3. saymber

    August 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I love to look at the ocean and other bodies of water from the shore lol. I love how the sunlight of evening dances over the water and makes it sparkle and shine. Whenever I’ve been in any kind of boat, ferry, yacht, cruise ship I have to be on Dramanine, have a pressure point bracelet or it’s the chum bucket for me! We had to ride a ferry when we went to London and passed the white cliffs of Dover…they were lovely in spite of having nausea from being on the ferry!

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 29, 2012 at 8:46 am

      Do you know, I hadn’t even considered sickness?! It’s just falling into the water and being out of my depth that frightens me….. 🙂

  4. mybeautfulthings

    August 28, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I’m really trying to get up the courage. I am quite determined! 🙂

  5. Don

    August 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Just love the lion. Is that the one they’re looking for in Essex? is it. Not sure if Essex is the place, but I know they’re looking for a lion in England somewhere.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 28, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      I think this one is a tad more real than that one was!! Turns out it was a cat but not a big one! 🙂

  6. Don

    August 28, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Sounds wonderfully adventurous. We soon might be hearing about you and Mr S sailing around the world.

    • mybeautfulthings

      August 28, 2012 at 8:48 pm

      Let’s start with across the lake! 🙂

  7. Stefan (maxima)

    August 28, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    a very nice sculpture!

  8. Choc Chip Uru

    August 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm

    That lion is proud and strong, a very nice sculpture 😀
    And sail on my friend, sounds like a beautiful idea!

    Choc Chip Uru


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