In My Element

It’s quite a coincidence to have looked back through my photos of a lovely weekend a couple of weeks ago to see that the location is saved as Hope Valley. Evee has written about Hope Valley few times as she gets on the train to come and visit me. I had no idea that on my own travels the other day that Mam Tor is actually located in Hope Valley.

I have lived in this area since September, but have had little opportunity to get to know my new surroundings thanks to the lockdowns. And when I do drive anywhere, I just pop any old post code into my phone and trust the kind voice to get me where I need to be. But believe me, dear reader, I am well aware of my whereabouts right now.

I am in my element.

After being restricted for so long, I am so grateful to have been able to stand completely free at the top of Mam tor, in love. In love with the promise of finally getting to know my new surroundings, in love with people I barely knew and completely and utterly in love with myself. 

I’ve always been hopeful. Hopeful for change, hopeful for happiness. But I have had many conversations with the Universe recently and I know that I don’t need to hope anymore, I choose to trust.

When do you feel in your element?

Go gently,


20 thoughts on “In My Element

  1. Hope Valley… a wondrous name to a citizen as ya… if you can be disconnecting and a member from Mother Nature … congrats! Sometimes I’ve got feeling when in Edinburg And Scotland looking for lands from Rebus by Ian Rankin and Rebus besides Sydney…perhaps I could be an alien and agreed with you ! Happy weekend 🙂

  2. I have heard that to learn what you were created for, ask yourself what you were doing the last time you lost all track of time. For me that’s sitting outside on a beautiful day, playing my guitar (or Celtic harp) and singing, especially worship songs. <3

  3. My element happens to be where I am at the moment. Make the most of every minute you have. You will never get that time back.

  4. 💜 When NOT!!! Being Told Off for Sharing an Opinion; or, for that matter, Venting by YELLING!!! at NoOne in Particular


  5. I believe I’m always in my element, for me the problem lies in not paying attention. A little like a fish who only occasionally notices water. Great post. I love the pics. Take care of you.

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