Monday, 13 October 2008

Autumn Sunshine

The shadows are lengthening and without early sunshine, I seem to be able to sleep in a little later at the weekends. Maybe it is because I am waking up in the middle of the night worried about the global economic situation. The night frights are soon dispelled when I draw the curtains and look out onto the lovely trees just a few feet from my bed.
We have been blessed with a superb weekend of warm and sunny weather. The blessings are warmth, whilst our heating is still disconnected, and the ability to sit outside on the patio for breakfast, lunch and tea, rather than our picnic table in the kitchen, the ability to dry washing outside, whilst there is nowhere to hang anything inside.
Saturday evening, after a session undercoating the loft hatch and radiator in the hall, David humoured me by escorting me on a nighttime walk to the Castle to see if we could spy owls or bats. We hardly needed to use the torch as the moonlight was so bright. I had hoped to walk well beyond the castle but my hips started to hurt, and knowing that I had glossing to do Sunday we turned back after a nice sit down.
I have gloss painting down to a fine art, and the radiator in the hall is looking very good. We had enough time to have another treat, we went to the cinema for the first time in maybe two years, after a very good but late lunch: "I've loved you so long", a thoughtful French film. Afterwards David took me on a walking tour around the campus, looking at one his current project: the new nursery. It is close by a lake, and whilst we were enjoying the lovely evening, we had several flybys by groups of Canadian Geese.

1 comment:

  1. If you really want to see an excellent display of bats, go and sit on one of the benches on the pathway between the lake and the stream in the Abbey Fields as dusk falls, the bats feed well on the insects rising up from the lake.