What with all this job hunting, football playing, redecorating, net surfing and TV watching I’ve been doing lately I felt I needed a few days rest. I did this by driving back to my father’s house and staying there. It’s a big, quiet, relaxing house and the one place that I can feel truly at peace. I spent a great many years there growing up and all the happy memories from that time are there. It’s a quiet neighbourhood in a nice little village and it’s only when I go back that I realise why my parents settled there in the first place. It’s a really nice part of the world.
The relaxation starts as soon as I hit the motorway heading north. If I head south the roads just get busier and busier until it’s a standstill (I’ll write an article about why all lorry drivers should be killed another time) but northwards has the opposite effect until I’m driving all on my own. I set my cruise control to 90 mph and never needed to touch it all the way home – there just wasn’t any traffic (it’s okay, I did slow down for roundabouts).
I visited some friends and their son (who is 1 already, I can’t believe how time flies), I went running around my old playground (Tenstmuir forest), watched some films, listened to some music and just recharged my batteries. I also had a bit of fun getting the cat to chase around a laser pointer (all I’ll say is I’m glad I’m not a mouse, the cat’s reflexes are incredible). Anyway, back to job hunting and interview preparations…
Little balls are also nice to play with: http://gallery.wranner.org/katzen/aag
Nevertheless the relaxation is much better when sitting on the couch and “laser-controlling” the cat from there 🙂
Plus: You can go on and on and on… They never get tired chasing that little red dot.
Nice. The thing I like about the laser with the cat is you’re effectively remote controlling the cat and can guide it into inanimate objects such as tables and chairs… Such fun.
The best is: My friend (to whom the white cats Mika and Kimi belong), has a long couch, left of which there is a 1 meter gap and then the wall.
Let the cat race across the couch, jump the gap, hit the wall and realize she’s lost the race again… 🙂
Note: No cats harmed during these scientific experiments.
Should you be relaxing on a motorway at 90 mph?
You’ve got to stay loose. Tension causes accidents… 😉
Don’t stress yourself with all your lack of free time 😉
Ah, nice forest picture. I can practically smell the trees and fresh air. What a beautiful place. Wish I had a playground like that growing up. Ever see Big Foot? 😉
I’ve seen foxes, deer, huskies, highland cows, owls and seals there, but no big foot. However, that doesn’t mean that he’s not there – it’s a big forest.