“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing.” That’s what my dad used to say when he thought that someone wasn’t properly kitted out for whatever activity they were embarking on. And, as someone who loved being outside walking or cycling, he had years of experience to draw on. The point he was […]
Starvation. Raw. Bitter. Bleak. Biting. I can’t even imagine those days a few short months ago when flesh was exposed in sandals and sleeves considered unnecessary. Every year the first frosts seem so hard to bear. Like a bear all I want to do is hibernate, in a ball. But, sadly, it’s not possible. Instead, hats and gloves […]
Baby, it’s cold outside. And this is what the little treasures had left on my car window this morning. I wonder how long before I’m getting rude words and pictures of willies instead of grinning faces.
The nativity sheep So there I was staring the festive season squarely in its twinkly eye and making plans.Way back in December I had a lovely selection box of nights out and Christmas gatherings lined up – I even knew what I was going to wear to each. Then a chill blast of mortality gusted through. […]
Anyone there? Quackers Ugly ducklings… Mist melts off Yesterday morning, my Super Sister and I had one of our all-too-rare walking dates. Instead of the planned trip to the Whangie, overnight snow persuaded us to change our plans and have a circuit or so of Strathclyde Park. When we set off the mist was so thick we could […]