Crossing the world, and seasons, has left me feeling discombobulated!
I am now back home in Australia after spending a month in England. It wasn’t a relaxing holiday by any stretch of the imagination, but it was a change of scenery and seasons at the very least. And of course, I got to meet Dottie, my tiny dinky-dot of a granddaughter.
I left Tumbarumba (Australia) in winter, arrived in Cheddar in the South West of England, in late August, just as summer was slowly turning into autumn and I have now arrived home to spring! That means I have covered all seasons in a month!!
I am now feeling a bit discombobulated as a result.
Discombobulated is a favourite word of mine which means: to cause to be in state of confusion, disorient, upsetSource
I thoroughly enjoyed the late summer/early autumn temperatures in England and the start of the changing colours of the trees. I had little rain with most days being very pleasant. The hanging baskets and gardens were still awash with flowers and colour.
I arrived home to cool (read freezing cold), crisp spring temperatures, with blue skies and a beautiful array of colour in our garden. I always hang out for September for my magnolia tree to flower and I was worried I would miss it this year, but never fear, it was hanging on for me.
The first thing I did when I finally arrived home was take a walk around the garden, (all credit goes to the Mathematician for anything that happens in the garden by the way), and take some photos of my favourites – daffodils, magnolia, camellias, and all the green-ness! So many parts of Australia are suffering crippling drought but all is green and lush here, I actually feel a bit guilty.
When we return to Cheddar in mid-November for two months, we will experience our second winter of the year. If I wasn’t going to be spending the time with my new granddaughter and her family, I would be questioning the choice of travel at that time of the year. Our Christmas and New Year will be completely different this year to our usual Australian fare and I will no doubt have more feelings of discombobulation!
Life is always an adventure for this Globetrotting Granny!
In a complete coincidence
As I was preparing this post, I searched my previous posts as I thought I’d used the word discombobulate before and lo and behold I found that I wrote this post Worth a Word Wednesday – Blue skies above on this same exact same day back in 2017!! How bizarre is that??
Are you a fan of odd words too? What’s your favourite word of the moment? Leave me a comment letting me know, as I love learning new words.
Enjoy the weekend ahead my friends and I’ll try to regain my sense of equilibrium. 🙂
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