finally rose } day two and the morning after

i started my second day at rose cottage with a short bike ride around the area. this is the bike shed where i borrowed my bike from. i rode past a couple of farms and a horse stable. and i also almost squashed this fella...

i started my second day at rose cottage with a short bike ride around the area. i took the red bike closest to the entrance of the shed. i rode past a couple of farms and a horse stable. and i also almost squashed this little fella…

hello snail. it's funny because i was in such a hurry to take a photo of this snail and then stopped and thought: it's going to take forever for this guy to dodge the photo. i'm fine to take my time

hello snail. it’s funny because i was in such a hurry to take a picture of this snail, but then stopped and thought: it’s going to take forever for this guy to dodge the photo. i’m fine to take my time

i got back to the cottage about an hour later and made myself a nice breakfast

i got back to the cottage about an hour later and made myself a nice breakfast

cherry tomatoes in a heart

cherry tomatoes in a heart

brekky

brekky

look who i found in bed. my plan was to go immediately after breakfast to lavenham, a medieval village about ten minutes drive from the grove cottages. but i ended up conked out on the couch for a couple of hours

look who i found in bed. my plan was to go immediately after breakfast to lavenham, a medieval village about a ten minute’s drive from the grove cottages. but i ended up conked out on the couch for a couple of hours

i finally made it to charming, little lavenham. you may notice that these cottages are slightly askew

i finally made it to charming, little lavenham. you may notice that these cottages are slightly askew

something about the notices on the fence and the clean facade of this little building appealed to my aesthetic sense

something about the notices on the fence contrasting with the clean facade of this little building appealed to my aesthetic sense

footpath through the woods

footpath through the woods

waiting for the taxi across from the swan inn

waiting for the taxi at the bus stop across from the swan inn

back 'home' i decided to try my hand at building a fire

back ‘home’ i decided to try my hand at building a fire

this may appear to you like a 'real' fire, but it's just the firestarters burning. soon after i patted myself on the back for my success, smoke started to puff back into the room. i didn't want to die of carbon monoxide poisoning so decided to put out the fire. i opened all the windows and waited outside for something. i think i was just waiting for mark to come back from a day trip to ipswich with his wife and kids. when he finally arrived, he built me a proper fire

this may appear to you like a ‘real’ fire, but it’s just the firestarters burning. soon after i patted myself on the back for my success, smoke started puffing back into the room. i didn’t want to die of carbon monoxide poisoning so decided to put out the fire-which was impossible to do within the time-frame i needed it to be extinguished.  i opened all the windows and waited outside for something to happen. i think i was just waiting for mark to return from a day trip to ipswich with his wife and kids. when he finally arrived, he built me a proper fire

meanwhile, outside (this was when i was waiting for any lethal gases-JUSTincase-to dissipate, i check out the twinkle lights in the trees and along the walls

meanwhile, outside (this was when i was waiting for any lethal gases-JUSTincase-to dissipate, i checked out the twinkle lights in the trees and along the walls

fire and light die at night

fire and light die at night

and i watch mindless tv. it's mindless, but it's good for the soul

and so i watched mindless tv. it was mindless, but good for my soul

  • the next morning i started experimenting with locations for the traveling tap 4. this one wasn't such a success

    the next morning i started experimenting with locations for the traveling tap 4. this one wasn’t such a success

    this one a tad more so

    this one a tad more so

    i found the two canadian canoes i read about on the grove website

    i found the two canadian canoes i read about on the grove website

    i also discovered a little path behind my cottage

    i also discovered a little path behind my cottage

    and look at this. isn't it the most charming thing you've ever seen? a vine wants to share my bedroom

    and look at this. isn’t it the most charming thing you’ve ever seen? a vine wants to share my bedroom

    i didn't notice this little picture until much later. i slowly fell in love with the two women. they seem to both be going through the same experience but dealing with it differently. one has lost it completely while the other is more contemplative. i guess they just remind me of me on alternate days. i'm glad to say that i am more like the one in blue these days: still extremely sad and regretful of my loss, but stronger than i've felt for a long while

    i didn’t notice this little picture until much later. i slowly fell in love with the two women. they seem to both be going through the same experience but dealing with it differently. one has lost it completely while the other is more contemplative. i guess they just remind me of me on alternate days. i’m glad to say that i am more like the one in blue these days: still extremely sad and regretful of my loss, but stronger than i’ve felt for a long while

    good bye, little cottage. thank you for taking care of me

    good bye, little cottage. thank you for taking good care of me

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