I’ve been over to Stansted

I’ve been over to Stansted House to visit the Garden Show there today. It’s pouring with rain, and I’m very glad that we’re not exhibiting there this year. I don’t think I could cope with a drenching like last year. Still, it looks like there are still plenty of visitors there, which is good. Jane, the organiser, deserves success as she puts so much hard work into it.
After visiting Stansted, I ran a few errands which involved driving along miles of lanes in the Downs, getting to see bits of Sussex that most people never look at. In spite of the low cloud and steady rain, it is beautiful, all lush and very green. For those familiar with Sussex geography, I travelled from Aldsworth to Forestside, on to West Marden, Walderton, Stoughton and East Marden, then from Chilgrove to West Dean along the back roads and finally through Goodwood to Westhampnett.
As I went, I had some jazz on the car stereo turned up loud, and I took the time to think. I need quite a bit of thinking time at the moment. I’m going to stay in this evening to do a bit more. One area of life is not working out the way I’d like at the moment, but I’m at a loss to know how to change it. But I’m not going to walk away from it, for sure. I just need to think my way through it and come to a positive, constructive and forward-looking conclusion.