Saturday, 24 December 2005

Shizzle my nizzle

Hey there, seasons greetings to y'all.

So I have seen my family, bought all the food and I need and gone back to the woods for a few days so what am I doing sending emails? Well, I thought I ought maybe to have some water so I have popped into town to buy some water, another A4 pad of writing paper and maybe buy some beer. Of these it was the need for water that drove me to be here, I developed a stong craving for it over the night; maybe I'm adicted?

Last night was excellent, I spent a happy few hours sitting by the fire listening to the radio and cooking some very nice food. I'm a complete convert to cooking over an open fire now, this is probably a good thing as the Jetboil seems to be taking a holiday from working. Come about midnight I realise that it is now Christmas Eve and it really is very special to be sat under a clear starry night basking in the orange glow of the fire as sparks dance in the air. To get into the Christmas mood a little more I change radio stations from listening to Fabio and Grooverider for a little while and as I tune into the Westminster cathedral Choir singing Silent Night the fire flared up giving off a brilliant white light. For a moment as I sit there it feels as though the people I have lost are there with me. It was really rather like those Christmas moments you see in films and did make me feel very christmassy indeed. After that it was back to the Drum and Bass as a sausage slowly cooked over the heat from the fire.

I like living in the woods

7 comments:

Freddy said...

Merry Christmas ODM

lardbloke said...

Merry Christmas my friend.....

j said...

Hiya!
I came to know about you in a television programme showing exactly what you like to do, that is to be in the woods. Finally I get myself an address and now am able to write to you. Season greetings' from another part of the world.

Zara-thustra said...

Hope you had a good Christmas - thought I'd drop by to wish you a happy New Year, and to congratulate you on your commitment through the harsh winter months.

SameOld said...

Merry Xmas, DM. Well done on sticking through it all so far, I think you have done very well. Also I tremendously enjoy reading your hilarious posts from my cosy office. Despite only living the outdoor life vicariously through your blog, I have fully resolved to get outside a bit more in 2006. Best Wishes for 2006.

sunshineonarainyday said...

Merry Christmas x Hope you had a lovely day and didn't get too frozen or snowed in. Happy new year and long may you continue with your adventures so we can contnue to read all about them!

ODM (Original Ditch Monkey) said...

Thanks everyone. Happy New Year to Y'all.

Christmas was a lot of fun, brilliant even. I don't think that much went wrong, well it depends on your definition of 'wrong' I suppose. I'll expand on this a little tomorrow.