Rough winds did shake....

Monday, May 04, 2009

...the darling buds of May.

The may long weekend. Was to say the least a busy one.

Quite at random & purely egged on by the fact it was a nice sunny day a spontaneous Lara took a walk in the daylight , along the Broads & around the fields.
Ok, not much in the way of excitement & really wild things , but liberating in its own way for me.

The warm summer breeze suited my new dress, light & comfortable.
Trying to achieve the feminine with out the tarty aspect.
I have this horrible hang up about drawing attention to myself when out anywhere, but then that's all of me, not just Lara.

As the evening drew in , I drove the 30 miles or so to my mothers Cottage & stayed there for the evening, allowing me to just be Lara for once , no agenda , no hurry to go home.
Just an evening of normal. If there is such a thing.

Come Friday night was a total change.
None the less a good one.
The long drive to Essex.
The chance to spend the weekend with friends, just bimbling about on the estuary in a fleet of small dinghies.
Navigating up & down the inlets of the Blackwater.
Aspects of Sim's life I enjoy as much as Lara's'.
This was a good one. Meals together, sail , conversation , & wind down drinks with friends.
One of those short periods of time I can look back on with fondness & shared experience.
All to rare for me these days.

Monday the day of rest. An extra day off eating into the working week.
Good for me.
Taking things easy with Lara .

...the darling buds of May.


Pandora Caitiff said...

Daytime walks? Blimey, you're braver than me! I'm impressed. I hope this is a sign of a bolder, more confident Lara :)

Glad you had a good weekend. I managed to salvage mine by meeting up with friends.

Gosh that black dress is quite short isn't it ;)

Lara Tyg said...

Not so brave ,just the inner coward taking a brief holiday when the sun came out.

Anyway , this is someone whom has Come out to family & friends, performed in public, braved Prince of Wales road on a busy club night, (a thing I dare not do that in guy mode.) So don't be putting yourself down there. :O) Maybe we are all a little more confident than we think.

Hopeing it was a good salvage & the break was as thearaputic as my own.

oh , ...& short ? , do you know until you mentioned it I hadn't noticed ! :O)

Pandora Caitiff said...

LOL. OK yeah you have a point. I'm not very good at this self-deprecation stuff... (see what I did there?)

The "being impressed" was genuine though. I know there's a recession, but hopefully the inner coward will get some more holidays away. If you are feeling particulary brave in July, there's Norwich Pride

Jess said...

Lovely post :)

Its good to live free is it not? Free from constraints of gender and perceptions of others. Go girl.