Will you join me walking through my vintage day in the Scottish Highland village of Plockton? Take my hand and let the years slip away until you’re that age again where time has no meaning. You might imagine you are back on a childhood holiday, or perhaps on your honeymoon. Holidays give us permission to let go of time and all its inherent pressures, but how wonderful if we could find ways of letting this timelessness seep into our everyday lives.
Lets start the day with a gentle cup of oolong tea in a palm sized cup. Next the dogs are begging to stretch their legs through the field and down towards the sea. The sun fills the air and warms us all the way to our bones, and all around spring has brought the birds to life. The fat wood pigeons play bass, while the twittering tits are on soprano, and the wild geese punctuate erratically with bold honks. Springs insistent melody.
Later we head down along the brae for a seafood lunch, fresh from the waves lapping the shore. Most of the local catch is flown straight to Paris, but we can feast like kings and queens on the freshest langoustines you will ever taste. This is what eating local and seasonal should be.
We can fill the afternoon with a stroll along the village to the shop, stopping to chat along the way. We met this lovely family sitting in the sun feasting on Cadbury’s Cream Eggs, watching the world go by. The perfect Easter treat.
We might want to call home from this old phone box, to let everyone know how glorious the weather has been, or we could send a postcard. On our way back this tiny vintage bird house caught my eye, balanced precariously in the tree. Weathered and worn, but still looking comfortable after all these years.
We follow the blue picket fence, past blossom filled gardens until we are back where we started. Time to rest and enjoy this beautiful space. There is no need to rush, there’s always as much time as we need here, if only we can allow ourselves to let go of the to do list…..at least for a little while, and live at the pace people used to live.
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