Tuesday, 14 January 2020

I would like

I would like to be gardening but the weather is against me. 
There is plenty to occupy me indoors; the sewing machine is set up on the table, there are books to be read, classic films on television, baking to make for the freezer. I could even, oh, misery, do a bit of tidying up! But these days of wet and windy weather have kept me couped-up and I'm itching to be out. I put on my wet-weather clothes for a short walk this morning. A freaky gust of wind blew my hat off, torn-off branches were underfoot. I avoided the woods and kept to the road, just a quick twenty minutes. My clothes were sodden by the time I got home.

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  1. We've not had much of this kind of weather yet this season, but I am prepared - although I fear that my trusted padded coat is not exactly water-proof anymore; maybe I have washed it in the machine too often! (It is about 11 years old...)
    As you say, there is always plenty to do indoors, but it is also good to catch some daylight whenever we can.

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    1. They say that there is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes. I was properly dressed in my Bronte mac but I had to hang it up in the kitchen for the water to run off!

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  2. Sometimes you just need to be outside.
    Merle.....

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    1. That's exactly it, Merle. (Last night's news was about the regrowth of plants in the fire stricken areas of Australia. Hearten to see.)

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  3. That's a cute photo!! You won't catch me outside these days, I'm happy to hibernate! I can't wait for the warmer weather!

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    1. I didn't feel very cute! It takes a bit of effort to get out of bed in the morning at this time of year!

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  4. Sounds like an excellent idea!

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    1. Hello Laurie,
      Reading, baking, watching tv - you can't mean doing housework?!

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    1. Blue Monday's been and gone
      a day of mist and cold
      that left me feeling old.
      I'm waiting now for spring
      when birds - and I - shall sing!

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