Has anyone else had that post-clock-change disorientation this week?
There I was on Monday, driving along thinking happy thoughts to do with the fact there was bright sunshine at nearly 6.30pm, when I realised that I’d left the office at 6pm and spent over an hour in a meeting – and that I hadn’t put my car clock forward.
So there I was thinking even happier thoughts to do with its being sunny at nearly 7.30pm, which helped make up for the fact I was on my way to my second evening meeting, at a parish council in the middle of nowhere. The daylight also meant I found my way to a tiny village hall on a back road in said middle of nowhere. It had got dark by the time I left and I got spectacularly lost, of course, but still. Let’s look on the bright side (geddit?!)
Stranger still has been the beautiful summerlike weather but because it’s still March and so clear (did anyone see that Nasa map of the UK without a single cloud covering it?) it’s also been so cold first thing – going from frosty grass and about 0C at 7am to more like 20C in the afternoon – January to June within six hours 🙂
You probably can’t see in the picture but that pond was really steaming the other morning, and with the frosty grass and bright sunshine, it was stunning. Almost worth getting up at 6am 🙂
But because it’s been feeling summery (and because I’ve still got ten days to go till I can eat chocolate) I’ve been well into this sort of thing for puddings:
The Yoo Moo strawbswirlmoo, which is a blend of creamy natural and strawberry frozen yoghurt, with strawberry sauce and dried strawberries was lovely… and the pot had a cool picture under the lid:
Something else that always feels like a summer food to me is coleslaw:
With butternut and a delicious aubergine burger – and the coleslaw was made with garlic mayonnaise, which could well be my new favourite thing…
But to make the most of the weather, we (all of editorial plus the online journalist) decamped en masse to the pub the other lunchtime. sitting in the sun with a Pimm’s? That’s always been a favourite thing – summer’s definitely on its way 🙂