Another stroll with this one. It’s funny how the minute the rain starts its classed as ‘not walking whether’ yet it’s one of my favourite weathers to walk in. There is something about the rain that I find so peaceful and revitalising, whether its the noise it makes on the hood of my waterproof jacket or the cleansing feeling of it dripping down my face. Maybe it’s the notion that it feels like it’s washing away the bad. Whatever it is it makes me happy, not only that but not a sole ventures out making the walk a lot more peaceful than the busy sunny day walk.
I have a 10 month old puppy called Wilson. From 10 weeks old I’ve brought him up to be the fluffy pain in the arse he is and we venture to all sorts of places whether it be London on Christmas eve or the crop fields of Bourne End. With Ben Howard in my ears and a happy ball of fluff bouncing through the grass I captured a minimal amount of the beauty that I got to witness. It’s amazing how you can take 40 minutes out of a busy day and end up staring at a masterpiece only to go back to the everyday moments later, too many of us don’t seem to actually see what surrounds us and it saddens me. Embrace every opportunity and see the beauty and good in it all, because it is all truly beautiful.
The images speak for themselves if I’m honest. If you are looking for beautiful sunshine, quintessential Italy and tradition Italian cuisine then here you are. I’ve been twice now, and stayed in a proper Italian home at the top of the hill, I’ve eaten in a variety of restaurants and can say that I can do the seafood dishes no justice, with Positano being a harbour town you can only imagine what it’s like. I’ve found hidden beaches, artists hidden away in turrets and canoed on the open sea.
Not much really needs to be said about this album… lets just say there is something so etherial about it, something so relatable to most people that hear it. At least one of the songs can transport you to a situation in your life and I don’t know about you but I love that about an album. Again another one to hunt for on vinyl.
Although one of his later endeavours, I can safely say that like cheese this album proves that Bowie only ripened with age. Unfortunately, I didn’t get my hands on the vinyl for my first listen but will no doubt be searching second-hand stores for it. If you’ve not hear it, do!