East, West



the traveller's palm

it is said that this plant (it's not actually a palm, but a member of the bird of paradise plant family, thus related to the delicious double oh seven and a half) grows in a certain orientation, thus aiding travellers in working out the direction of North. . .

apparently the leaves spread from east to west: so anyone who is lost who has also lost their compass, but remembers "never eat shredded wheat" from their childhood, will know where North is; and anyone who can just remember things without silly rhymes, similarly

mind you if you are lost without a map as well, perhaps knowing where North is won't help you a jot - in which case the plant collects rainwater in the stems of its leaves so you can have a much needed drink while you work out what to do next should you come across one

I myself didn't need a map or a compass to find my way home, as the pilot who flew SP and I back had a pretty good navigation system - but I am a lot further North now than I have been for the last week and it is good to be here. . .

I hope you are all well

I'm looking forward to catching up
with you soon

much love to you today

19 comments:

Dave said...

Welcome home. It's been a rocky time for some of us, while you were away.

I, still, like the views said...

thank you

((((((((((((((dave))))))))))))

Mel said...

She's home, she's home!
*doing happy dance*

She's home, she's home, she's HOME!!

(gosh, you'd think I was glad to see ya or somethin'....) :-)

YEAH!

Gordie said...

doo dooby doo dooby doo
(happy dancing with Mel to Magic Roundabout theme)

(((((((ILTV)))))))

Des P said...

welcome back

Steg said...

Good to have you back.

Sorry about the mess.....

Mangonel said...

Ooh. Never knew that palm thing. Mindja, never eaten shredded wheat either - couldn't see the point.

Welcome back.

craig andrew said...

When lost, I use the up-down technique. If we go up, we can get a better view of what's what.
If we go down, we eventually come to water and all water go to town.

C:)

Rimshot said...

Oh, were you gone? ;-P

I look forward to the stories and pictures of your holiday and join my voice (and happy dance) to the pleasure caused by your return.

{{{{I,S,LTV}}}}

Des (again) said...

East, West
Home's best

I, still, like the views said...

title + first label = East, West, Home's Best

but home is where the heart is, and mine is broken is right now - so where does that leave me?

(that's rhetorical BTW)

Malc said...

Welcome back.

Isn't there a thing about the mossy side of a tree pointing north? Or did I dream that? Never was a boy scout.

mig bardsley said...

Oh wonderful, you're back! (no it's all right Barney, I'm just doing a happy dance - no really, nothing wrong with me at all)
Yay! Welcome back :)

(My fingers are crossed.)
xxx

dinahmow said...

OK, pleased you're home. When will you tell us where you went and what you did? The Balearics? Canary? Sicily? Scilly?

Oh, Malc...that only works in your hemisphere.And right now, it's useless here cos the moss is on everything.

fathorse said...

yes, good modern technology they've got on these plane-majigs these days, wot wot?

I remember the good old days when every cockpit grew its own palm...

fathorse said...

by the way, why is it called a cockpit? Did someone just hate pilots or something?

Des said...

but you will have a home
and it won't be broken
it will mend,
home and heart

Mel said...

(((((((( ILTV ))))))))))

*still happy dancin'*

Rimshot said...

Good morning (12:24 AM CST).

Any news on the 'home' front?