Salute the Sun

I just want to record that the sun came out while I was riding down to the paper shop and I had to take my hat off to maximise the feeling of it on my face. It was only for a moment and it wasn’t as if there was any actual warmth to be had but it was sunshine and thus to be cherished. In other news, I had failed to notice the hammering East wind which meant a monstrous head wind all the way home, but these things are sent to try us.

And if you’re trying to visualise me riding along, bare headed, more than half a metre from the verge (hey, there are potholes), then I recommend you stop that behaviour right now because such imagery is socially irresponsible and likely to cause harm and offence.*

*And if like me you think that is a pile of horse poo, you can sign here

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9 Responses to Salute the Sun

  1. Paul M says:

    But never mind, if you had careered into some little old lady on your bike, knocked her over and cracked her skull, because you hadn’t seen her despite the fluorescent yellow parka she had borrowed from her grandson the policeman, and she subsequently died, at your trial you would merely have to mention how that sun in your face had made her difficult to see, and that would have been alright then, wouldn’t it?

  2. Bob says:

    Plenty of sunshine here! Of course, it also happens to be something like -15. (yes, Celsius)

  3. Flighty says:

    Lucky you it’s been thoroughly miserable cold, wet and windy all day here in London. xx

  4. disgruntled says:

    @Paul – heh. I think that only works for drivers…
    @Bob – eek. But sunshine…
    @Flighty – it was literally only for 5 minutes

  5. disgruntled says:

    Amazing what a good twitter storm will do…

  6. charles says:

    Will everyone cheer up! The only way to appreciate what passes for the average summer in England or Scotland (cannot say Great Britain in case the nats monitor all blogs north of the border) is to have a truly epic winter. Excellent weather for fishing chalkstreams in the summer by the way. It takes 6 months to get from the aquifer into the river so this is perfect timing. If it rains after about march much of the rain is wasted on plant life and gardens. No this is an excellent winter. If you live on a flood plane or in a badly drained swamp you might disagree but I live in London and therefore pay the taxes that allow rural dwellers to live a subsidised life in their swamps and flood plains.

    Also rain means no frost!

  7. disgruntled says:

    Pfft. I’m glad our misery is improving your fishing …

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