Hello Dear Reader,
We had a very early start today and a walk on the moors. If you are not familiar with the place, search Bodmin Moor on Google images and feast on the beauty and the bleakness of the place. My dream is to live in the middle of it with no visible neighbours.
We headed to Siblyback lake as it has maintained path that we thought wouldn't be flooded, we were wrong but we didn't die of wet feet. It was gloriously abandoned and desolate, my favourite kind of place. There is a quick three and a half mile level jaunt around the lake, with stunning but windswept views. Summer makes this place a hell on earth as it becomes a playground for the middle class to play swallows and amazons. I avoid the place from May onwards. In the winter, it's divine.
We wrapped up and the place was our own.
We headed off to my parents for lunch and I had to show off my dad's frugality. Like lots of folk, their spare loo, washing machine and freezer are in an out house. Tramping to and from in the rain meant a soggy dash and they were fed up of it. Dad built the 'lean to' himself and scrounged all the windows from local double glazing firms as they have to pay to dispose of them.
It will be a perfectly serviceable bit of space when it's warmer. He stained it with fence stain and painted the inside with paint he already had. He built the whole thing himself and at 73, he's unstoppable!
We've made good use of our legs, we haven't been shopping since the 20th of December and we had a free lunch with mum and dad today. We also got a pile more logs which dad had got for us as a Christmas present and you can see them in the photo. I love free days!
Over to you, what do you love to do for free?