Saturday, 21 July 2007
Wet & wood & hot food
The smell from this Scots pine wood pile is divine.
Lasercut Skate Deck originally uploaded by Refill Seven
Thanks for the well wishes, I'm I'm continuing to look after myself.
The 7th month usually means summer for us but things here have been cold, wet and gray all week. I prefered when we had thunder as then at least the sky was interesting. There is something so opressive about this heavy blank sky low cloud (the hills are all missing again).
I had to put the heating back on today as it is now the same temperature as it was in December '03 when I moved into my house. I've resisted 'till now as it seems so un-green but I can't feel my hands and feet. When I went to the dentist* on thursday I had to wear late autumn clothes, usually my summer check-up involves me plotting a route where I can walk in the shadow of trees and buildings because it is too hot for me. *No dental dramas thankfully. They give scores now, I got 95 out of 100 so my obsessive flossing is paying off.
Banana, raspberry & mango milkshake before...
and the view as I wait for those last drops at the end...
Mr P is at a wedding in Bristol today. It's the second event he's had down there in 2 weeks and both times I've had to cancel my chance of going down too as I'm still not well enough. The plan was that I would have a holiday-ish time while he went to his events but now I'm glad I was too sick as it's done nothing but rain rain rain. The groom's sister & brother-in-law, and also the best man, missed the wedding because they were stuck on motorways in yet more floods. Mr P only had to step in for the registry and witnessing part but the best man arrived in time for the speeches at the reception and the family arrived later. The weather folk say there is no sign of the rain stopping in the next few days.
Sorry, such a miserable post! The weather is getting me down, I need sunshine and blue skies to help me get better and to pe me up through this allergy diet. Pretty much everything I've grown to eat in the garden has been destroyed or stunted by the weather and that is getting me down a bit too, my veg and fruit growth usually bring me so much pleasure. Anyway, I'll probably do pictures not words sporadically 'till things improve. And on that note, some steamed carrot I'm about to add to my hot wintery dinner with mashed potato. They echo the wood pile at the start of the post...