Insomnia is not such a frustrating state when one has an interesting house and garden in which to wander and play while the rest of the world sleeps...
And then, at 5 am, to come to rest by the open window overlooking the courtyard, to sip a cup of tea while listening to a local cockerel crowing and the birds singing and bathe in the freshness of the dawn, well, it is blissful.
Contemplating scrambled eggs and mushrooms on toast
And a day of exploring and adventuring...
And to think, I may have sold this place and then where would I have been?
Well, probably Iceland.
But that may be next year's adventure!