A few people have stopped and frowned, a couple have started shaking their heads and one even looked at their watch!
‘Whit you doin back?’
We are creatures of habit and as I have returned to my summer residence a little earlier than usual I have confused a few of the locals! A few years ago when I had a very long season and the swallows had arrived before I had again people were worried. I think people look out for the first signs of spring before pruning and planting; daffodils appearing, lambs in the fields, Finlay appearing home.
So it is not just the locals of Crail who get confused. I have a bit of a crazy week getting adjusted…I think the body copes OK….it’s the head. This time last week I was race training a group of guys for their Giant Slalom test in Pila, co-ordinating the AVMS test for snowsport instuctors, coaching French and trying to squeeze in a few powder runs through the trees.
This week I am back to cooking breakfasts and making beds!
I am lucky I love both parts of my Jekyll and Hyde existence and it is always a tonic coming back to the Eat Neuk, meeting new people and welcoming them to Caiplie House