#atinylife Holidays

Today I have been thinking about…holidays.

 

No flights

for these tinylifers

this year.

No hotels,

no carry-on suitcases.

No guaranteed sun.

No all-inclusive.

No twenty-four-hour shopping.

No unlimited broadband,

no Netflix.

No duty-free.

No nightlife. No crowds.

No avocados

(well, after two

bought in Lerwick).

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Instead,

 the ferry took us

North.

We said yes to rain,

and wind,

and snatching each precious moment of sun as it arrived:

yes to sand.

We said yes to peaceful

wide wilds,

puffins and seals and ponies with foals and

trying to spot the otter.

 

We said yes to a different

pace of life,

to family,

to revisiting memories

of childhood.

 

We said yes to bannocks,

homemade oatcakes and

scallops scooped out of the

sea that morning.

We said yes to a break

 

from the in-tray,

the writing deadline,

and the laundry basket.