As anyone who read this blog between November and February might have gathered, I’m not the biggest fan of winter.
I once had a “discussion” about (British) winter v (British) summer with some people at work – two of whom were trying to say winter was better. The rest of us told them they were quite entitled to their (wrong) opinion.
I know that in really hot, humid countries, proper summer’s not good but when you’re talking about this country…compare this:
I can appreciate that winter is beautiful, but I’d rather appreciate beauty in a way that doesn’t risk my fingers falling off through frostbite. I’m fussy like that.
Seriously though, getting up in daylight, getting home in daylight, long warm (not so much in England this year!) evenings, the smell of freshly-cut hay, lying in bed feeling a breeze drifting in through the wide-open window…
Every year, every time it’s a nice day, I remember again just how stunning the English countryside is in summer.
More so with Dave’s ears in shot of course. Be warned though kids, taking phone pictures while riding is not clever. Don’t try it at home.
It’s fair to say that as summers go, this one’s been pretty rubbish. and as summers go, it’s fast going 😦
But today’s been beautiful again. Hot, blue skies, that perfect gold, late-summer sunlight… good things. If anyone’s reading that can sort it, a nice hot summery finishing burst would be great. Ta.
Have a great (and fingers crossed summery!) week.