The One That Got Away

Hey, how are you? Hope you’ve had a great week.

Mine got off to a strange start as I woke up on Monday morning from a dream about Australian surfer Laura Enever.

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I’m not really in to surfing.  That’s probably the wrong to say… I’ve never surfed properly.  I’ll watch it if it’s on and I’m at a loose end, but still kinda strange to dream of a surfer!

We were staying in a run down factory, a really old one.  There were lots of other surfers there and they were taking part in a competition.  Laura helped me find a ring in the sea that would help me fix something that I’d lost.  I kinda had a feeling what the “lost thing” was but it wasn’t explicit from the dream.

I’ve spent most of the week angry, and I hate being angry.  When I haven’t been angry, I’ve been frustrated.  I shouldn’t say too much, but my new job isn’t really much of one.  It shouldn’t be done by me, anyway.  I get frustrated by how decisions have been made and it now being too late to do anything about it.  And, trust me, it is too late.

So Friday I decided I needed to clear my head and went for a walk up Rivington Pike near Bolton.  Unfortunately I didn’t have the foresight to take my camera, so my phone had to do.

The weather was weird, because it was hot and it would be sunny one minute, overcast the next and raining the one after that.  The thing that was constant was the wind, which should have helped clear the cobwebs.

I was stood at the top and I took a panorama.

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You know sometimes in films they have a scene, or a sequence of scenes, and it’s two people looking at the moon or a star or something, and it’s trying to do that whole thing about the world being massive but people can still be close? There’s this strange thing about being stood on a high point for me, because it feels like you can see absolutely everything and absolutely everyone.

It’s like the view is only obstructed by the limitation of my eye sight and so, if I look around in every direction, you can kind of see everyone going about their business at that moment in time.  Despite being a long way away geographically and actually pretty isolated, it’s possible to feel closer as well.

I realise that’s ridiculous but I hope you understand the over sentimentality.  While I was on with the over sentimentality, I wondered whether this rose left on the corner of the beacon, wedged between two stones, was to say “I love you” or “I miss you” or both.

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I headed back down from the beacon and back to car, pretty impressed with myself that I’d remembered where I’d parked it!  I’d parked by the reservoir which is the water you may be able to pick out on the photos.  I was in a car park in Lever Park.  The sun was probably not far off setting and I got this picture through the trees:

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Maybe not the best picture because some of the green of the leaves looks a little washed out, but I like the lens flare anyway!

I made sure there was enough time to get an ice cream at Frederick’s.  I remember going here once as a kid and it was amazing.  However, I always remember it as that place which may as well be the other side of the world in that way that a one hour road trip as a kid feels like a life time.  It was only when I looked at a sign post after parking that I realised there was a place pretty close that I didn’t need a sat-nav to get to!

I love mint ice cream but decided to get something different.  I asked for a recommendation and was suggested one I think called Rosella maybe, based on Ferrero Rocher.  Honestly, I didn’t think it had much flavour.  But that was more than made up for by going for a scoop of “Pikachu” too which was a very childish jelly bean sort of affair and was amazing!

I might do a post on this later in the week if I can get some pictures, so won’t say too much now.  I went to the chiropractor for a follow up on my x-rays from more than a few weeks ago.  Basically, by back is knackered, from the very bottom to pretty much the top.  It’s depressing to see.

So to ease that depression – this week’s Pokémon finds!

I was made up to find the Porygon after missing one the week before!  All of them except the Cubone are actually pretty rubbish but at least now they’re in the Pokédex.

There were a few I couldn’t find.

I make that a Parasect and an Omastar.  The worst bit of the week though was the Dragonite that left despite being in 3 Ultra Balls combined with Razz Berries! I was gutted!

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That kind of takes me back full circle to my dream about things that got away and wanting to find them again.

Until next week.  Have fun.

I never meant to get us in this deep
I never meant for this to mean a thing
Well, I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away
I got caught up by the chase
And you got high on every little game
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I’d never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

I miss the way you wanted me
When I was staying just out of your reach
Begging for the slightest touch
Ooh, you couldn’t get enough, mmm

Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I’d never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one
Wish you were the one that got away

Got away from me
For anybody has to breathe

Oh, if I could go back in time
When you only held me in my mind
Just a longing gone without a trace
Oh, I wish I never ever seen your face
I wish you were the one (x2)
Oh, I wish you were the one
I wish you were the one that got away

The One That Got Away by The Civil Wars

 

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