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After being serenaded by a lone robin last night we were rudely awoken this morning by the banshee like squawking of its avian brethren the seagull. No matter we were soon up and about enjoying a relaxed breakfast in the warm sun.
We were reflecting over the croissants that we are both experiencing a sense of guilt at enjoying our new leisurely lifestyle. It's as if after working our whole adult lives something inside thinks we should still be beavering away in pursuit of...well I suppose that's the point really, in pursuit of what? Money maybe - but as the saying goes "some people are so poor all they have is money" and we already feel enriched by the gentle pace and ever changing sights of our new life. Or maybe its a deep rooted protestant work ethic that drives us to feel we should be contributing in some way. Of course we've both spent our lives until now doing just that and paying our taxes like the compliant citizens we are. And we are living off our savings and taking no state handouts. If all that sounds like self-justification then I suppose it is. Still, the sun is shining, Hank Wangford's on the stereo and Alison has just found a bottle of Jack Daniel's Apple Punch we forgot about so sod it - let's live!
And live we have - walking the 3 miles in sunshine into Weymouth for a pootle around. And let the record show on the basis of our one visit we think Weymouth is a super place, with a busy harbour, lively highstreet, restful gardens with stunning views and all set on an expansive sandy bay upon which children played, dogs frollicked and we ate fish and chips from a box. All in all we've covered a good 10 or so miles and loved every minute of it. Maybe the sunshine helped but it really was everything you could want from a seaside town and more besides. We even got talking to a fine chap, Tony Morris, who as well as running the Rude Not To clothing and record shop had just put on a Northern Soul night that we'd sadly just missed.
And back to Mavis for Wine Spritzers in the fading embers of a warm spring sun.
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