Nature in Alsace

Do you prefer the sounds and scenes of nature or the bright lights of a big hustling city?

I think I’m somewhere in the middle.

I love to wander the countryside with nothing but the sounds of leaves rustling and the occasional bleating of a goat; or to get lost in a forest where you see no one except for maybe your own reflection in a puddle.

Although I didn’t get to spend a lot of time in France (a week is definitely not enough), I did get a little taster for that beautiful countryside that I had only heard of before this trip.

The saying that nature is the best antidepressent is pretty accurate, don’t you agree?

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This is affectionately known as Devils Fingers or Octopus Stinkhorn!

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So many new discoveries and memories were made on this short trip.

The new “commute” to work

Today marks two weeks since we moved into our home!

Strangely it feels like a lot longer but maybe that’s because we’ve been sleeping on our sofa since we moved in – not that it hasn’t been comfortable (our sofa is bloomin’ huge) but we’re very much looking forward to our bed arriving.

By the time this post is published it will be here! Lloyd and I will both be at work but my super Dad will be coming to oversee everything so by the time we arrive home we’ll have our brand spanking new bed to dive into.

I’m really enjoy my walk to work and back. So much so that it sometimes feels as though I’m seeing my surroundings with fresh eyes again for the first time in years. Living a little further away means I leave a little earlier and if anything I’ve become less rushed than when I lived only five minutes down the road.

I’m looking forward to taking my Canon out for a spin around these new streets, but for now a few iPhone snaps will have to do.

Taken with my iPhone 6 Plus.

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