Colin is just about to christen his new cooking pot – some kind of curry soup with salmon. He has a favourite pot at home but it is too big to bring away in the caravan, hence the same pot but in a smaller size. When the sun sets by five and it is dark and somewhat cold outside, soups and curries hit the spot. I am sure the red ‘crueset’ will get lots of use over the next couple of weeks.
Today has been a settling in kind of day – finishing the shopping, a quick stop at the hardware shop for a couple of things, joining the local video shop (the cold, dark evenings also bring on a spot of dvd watching) and finally a surf by the point (not very satisfactory but appreciated none the less) We walked along the beach late in the afternoon and watched a non spectacular sunset from the deck. We continue to bump into familiar faces and re-acquaint ourselves with the regulars at this time of the year.
It feels like easing back into a familiar rhythm – a peaceful soul soothing sigh.
There are a couple of differences though; our site has been concreted (goodbye lovely grass) and has a brand spanking new ensuite (yahoo), the lounge area has had a face lift and so have the amenities block and Johanna is reading books from the ipad (I’m sure we will still peruse the second hand book stalls at the local markets though)
It is cold and dark outside now, Colin is cooking, music playing, Johanna is reading – warm yellow light, warmth, good smells; familiar rituals fill our little van – a peaceful soul soothing sigh……