I came here three years ago with three dear people: Ray and two friends, Ursula and Jeanette. Appledore is quiet at this time of year. On the way to the delicatessen, I nodded and smiled to just a handful of people, but this is PERFECT.
You know when you book a holiday let, there are always a shelf of books?
Well, in 2014 I found ‘The Power if Quiet’ by Susan Cain, and it transformed my life.
I am an introvert. I love my people in small groups. I am good at allowing others to take the limelight, I adore reading, gardening and solitary walks. I am absolutely at ease with my own company.
It’s not a question of disliking parties or noisy events or loud people - it’s just that I am exhausted by them.
Susan Cain called me out, and here I am, taking time to do absolutely NOTHING! Except
4. Gaze out of the window
All day. For week!