I taunt them at my peril…

You see, the thing is, I foolishly thought that I could withstand everything the weather gods could throw at me. I’d already been hailed and sleeted on in a particularly unpleasant manner, and we’d endured the hardest winter for a decade, and the worst summer in living memory and we were still standing. We’d had floods, we’d even had a plague of frogs – well, frog – and come off more or less unscathed. What, really, could they do?

Well, it turns out they could do this: a couple of days of gale-force east winds could blow in a weekend’s worth of balmy weather. Blue skies, soft breezes, bright sunshine, warm air, and all the birds and bees and butterflies and blossoms that any self-respecting nature lover could want. Perfect weather, in short, for walking, or cycling, or exploring, or gardening or anything else I cared to do

And absolutely lousy weather for suffering at home on the sofa with a stinking cold.

And I can’t even call in sick.

10 Responses to Gah

  1. PaperBoy says:

    Perhaps the mind-altering properties of Lemsip™ will help in your creative endeavours. Trying to look on the bright side since you apparently can’t get to the window to do it yourself.

  2. Flighty says:

    I really do sympathise as I spent the morning plotting in just the glorious weather you describe!
    I hope that you get better soon and that it’s still nice when you do. xx

  3. disgruntled says:

    Well, I staggered out to do a little light gardening in the end. Lemsip is amazing stuff…

  4. john says:

    Its rum you need, and plenty of it.
    get well soon.

  5. j says:

    @john – she’d be run out of the village – teachers, honey & lemonade – hot!

  6. disgruntled says:

    Actually, I think the real solution is honey, lemon AND whisky, especially up here

  7. Town Mouse 2 says:

    Just found out from another blogger that there’s a REAL town mouse. Well, my friend and I had no idea when we called our blog Town Mouse and Country Mouse.

    Regardless, love your blog and hope you feel better soon. I think the solution is time, nothing else usually works for me.

  8. disgruntled says:

    I suppose it’s inevitable that blog names get duplicated (maybe I should have stuck with ‘disgruntled’ after all)

    Cold is – slowly – ebbing

  9. Town Mouse 2 says:

    Oh, our blog is called Town Mouse and Country Mouse, so it’s really not a duplicate at all (I think I would have caught that, I searched for “Town Mouse and Country Mouse”. Glad you’re feeling better.

  10. disgruntled says:

    Ah true. And I’m mostly ‘disgruntled’ here, so there’s no clash…

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