Do you begin and end your day with the world framed by a window or windscreen? Maybe it’s your own or perhaps it is the fingerprint smeared one of the bus or train. Do you run? Or cycle? Do you stare ahead, focussed on the point of horizon, enjoying the sensation of the landmarks flying past you? Or do you walk? Head dead ahead. Music sounding. Telephone chattering. Daydreaming.

Have you walked or driven the same route for as long as you can remember? Have you one day, for whatever reason, looked up and seen something that surprised you? A building above a shop perhaps? A blue plaque? A piece of graffiti impossibly high up? A flag. This blog is about what you can see when you tilt your chin and see a different view of your everyday world.

Look up.

You might enjoy it.

You might see something good.


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Pleasure Flight Anyone?

Lewis and I went to the beach this Sunday just gone. It got to about half one in the afternoon and, as we were just bumbling around, decided to head to the seaside. It's still quite novel living about half an hour from the sea. When I lived back home with my parents going to the beach was a proper ordeal. You'd pack a picnic the night before, set the alarm and not come back until night had properly fallen. Here it's just something you can do quite happily on a whim. 

After a lovely amble along the shoreline with a cone of chips we began the long walk back to the car. As we ascended the stone steps up to the road running along the coast a tiny plane flew overhead. We both stopped and waited for it to get closer and in my over romantic heart I was hoping it was someone proposing or wishing a happy birthday. But no, it was just a bog standard advert for pleasure flights. How disappointing! 

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