Cornwall is calling…

I write this with 3 days to go until I depart my homeland for that of another Celtic country – Cornwall. Myself and my fiance make sure we spend a week or two there every year, but this year it has crept up on me – and I love that. It has tiptoed up behind me while I have been concentrating on my day to day job and also my spiritual work as an Ovate. The week following, I will be attending the OBOD Summer Gathering for the first time, also with my beloved. He is not a Druid, and will likely not be joining me for the festivities, but his presence is welcomed and I have wanted for a while to introduce him to the Isle of Avalon.

But I am going off on a tangent.

Right now, after my day’s work ends, I am returning home each evening and trying to sort out everything I will need so that I don’t have to rush madly the evening before we leave. There’s a lot to do and a lot to consider – I have to pack my Ovate stuff, my Kindle, and other personal stuff such as my journal. Also the more mundane things such as clothes, toiletries, etc. 🙂

I’m excited today though as I’ve just purchased a new camera in order to take some beautiful pictures of the natural world and the beautiful surroundings I will be staying in. Here’s a photograph:

I’ve always wanted a camera that was a step up from a digital compact, but not quite as expensive as a DSLR, so this is a perfect compromise. I’ve just been playing with it and trying it out and I’m really liking it! 🙂 I’m looking forward to capturing the distinctive beauty of Cornwall with its help.  The only setback I’ve had at the moment is because I bought it secondhand, it didn’t come with a USB connection cable, so I’ve had to buy one separately. That’s not an issue though.

I also got my summer dress through the post. It’s  a wrapover dress, and I wanted something that would flatter my (larger) figure. On trying it on, I’m pleased. I might modify the internal button though, as it’s a little small and it doesn’t stay fastened – which is obviously a slight worry as I don’t want to accidentally flash anyone!

Time to go now – I have lots to do and I don’t want to fall behind and end up rushing around later…