Over the weekend I really noticed a drop in the temperature. As you can see from the pics, my transitional mac enjoyed an outing or two, but frankly didn’t cut the mustard – or the chill – to a sufficient degree.
I wore my winter coat today, and was cold even so. I’m not saying the air conditioning on the train isn’t at least in part to blame, but I still resent feeling the chill whilst awaiting my bus as early as August. Particularly when wearing a wool coat.
We had a lovely relaxed weekend, which included excellent food with friends, watching Lord of the Rings and comparing the scenery to our holiday, and a 10 mile hike around the Warwickshire countryside. A hike which involved some very inquisitive and over-friendly cows…
After our longer walks in Scotland I often found that I was stiff, but in an all over, tired and achey kind of way. I don’t know whether it was the combination of repetitive terrain (fewer inclines, less scrambling up 70% hillsides or shale waterfall paths!) or the higher percentage of road walking (the shock of tarmac over turf) but by Monday morning I could barely walk, my hips were so sore! Even on Sunday afternoon/evening, I was struggling to lower myself into seats or navigate furniture with any semblance of elegance! Which is never ideal when you’re at someone else’s house!
In other news, I have something to share with you all, which is my imminent move into Dapper’s wee hoose. This has been in the pipeline for some time, but with an extension in progress essentially to hold my dresses, shoes and books, it seems silly to keep it quiet any longer. I’ll likely be in residence come early November, so expect a change in routine over the coming months!