Saturday, 14 July 2012

And back to my world

Now I am returned for another week off! Can't wait as it seems I have been away from home so much over the last 3 weeks. I sometimes wonder what some of the punters in the audience would think of they saw the real world that I inhabit at home. Having just spend the last 5 days living in the lap of outrageous luxury, amongst people that have never considered nicking a pint of milk from the free airport lounge I was in (yes I did that this morning, thank you Blue Island Airlines) I find the contrast staring me in the face and find that in the end I prefer my real life. As the lady who was giving me a lift to the airport left her massive house estate, with indoor pool and jacuzzi, acres of gardens, a million bathrooms, fridge full of marks and spencer best ever something or other range, we passed by a house that had just been restored and she mused in a longing voice 'oh to have money'. This comment, I must admit, took me a little by surprise, even though I realise that sometimes people who have a lot of money, believe themselves to be terribly poor because they can't afford the £1000 to make the trip to Glyndebourne more than once this summer (do they ever consider perhaps not travelling first class, or maybe consider staying in a b and b or travel lodge one time instead?), or more than 5 foreign holidays this year. I think perhaps that they believe that because of the job I do, I must earn as much as them. It does make me realise why it is that the fat cats who make decisions for the country are incapable of understanding what ordinary people live like.

Now having said all of that, I would not exchange my current situation. OK, so I am not saying that a little more money wouldn't be nice, after all, when my finances go into crisis because I have just had to spend £240 on my car, you do think to yourself that it would be nice to be a little more comfortably off, no, but what I really mean is that I think my values are a lot better than many of these people, the pleasure that I get from very small things is worth much much more than money and there is so much more to life.

And on that note, the things that I value, having got home today are the fact that lots of the buds on my Tess of the d'Urbeville rose have now opened into their full, crimson glory and look a real sight to behold! Gorgeous.


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  1. Well, may I ask where the pictures of this gorgeous blooming rosebush are ??? It's cruel to tell about things and not show them !
    Welcome back home.

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  2. Welcome home Dan..we live in a materialistic world where people are never satisfied no matter what they have. But that is life. How lovely to come home to your rose in full bloom, to the home you love and the garden you love....what more could anyone want x

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    1. Indeed, it was a glorious home coming.

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  3. folds arms over bosoms
    "well????"

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    1. Todays the day John, I'll let you know this evening!

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  4. PICTURES OF BLOOMS! ;-)

    Welcome HOME to you. Enjoy every moment. What a great viewpoint you have, you are an inspiration to others. Thank you!

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    1. I really made a mistake not placing a photo of those flowers didn't i!

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    2. And the dancing pics, I'm just sayin' LOL!

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  5. Such a wonderful feeling to return to your home, especially to be welcomed by roses blooming! It's funny to think that there are people who do not have to worry about money, DO worry about money. I wonder how long they could survive on one of our incomes, without going to pieces! I'm so glad I've been blessed with The Frugal Gene, as I think most of us commenting here also have been.

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    1. Yes, that is it exactly, I feel blessed to have bipassed the materialism gene.

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