Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Dark mornings

I really don't like the weather at the moment. Only those of you who come from this part of the world will truly appreciate what I mean. Ever since the clocks went back by an hour in October it has been dark more often than it has been bright. In a way it seems harder once Christmas is over and you know you've still got to struggle through January and February. At the moment when I wake up at 6.30am it is pitch black and really only gets light about 8.00am. It then starts to get dark again ab0ut 4.30pm. I cannot wait for spring! You know there's a lot to be said for hibernation. Hedgehogs clearly know what they're doing. (Did I mention we recently had hedgehogs in the garden? Perceptions are funny things. Initially, when I saw their outline, I thought we had rats and was all set to get exterminating. However once I realised they were cute little spikey things I was all for leaving milk and bread out.)

Anyway, in order to beat the winter blues, it is VITAL to have a whole host of exciting activities planned which is why next week we are going to Egypt! Ooooh how exciting! I really cannot wait to see the Pyramids. Steva says if I don't behave he's going to sell me for a gang of (not sure of the correct collective noun) camels. He's sure they won't give him a tenth of the trouble I do. What a charmer...

I have been feverishly checking the BBC international weather forecast and am delighted to see that temperatures in Cairo are in the mid 20s and that it's sunny. Long may it continue. ( I have also just realised that I am living proof of the British stereotype and shown that we are indeed obsessed with the weather!) I was born to live in the summer. This week we have had snow, sleet, hail, thunder, lightning, rain etc. I know I can't complain about the lack of variety but I think that's enough for now. Let's just deal solely with sunshine.

Steva has also been feverish but only because we had our holiday innoculations and he is now convinced he has contracted a mild strain of dyptheria. The more enlightened amongst you may know this is the medical term for lockjaw and, right enough, he does often speak with his jaw clenched. I wonder....

Enough musings: I've got work to do.



Susannah Forshey said...

Tell me if my frequent comments are becoming irritating. I find your blog quite entertaining. :)

Here in Seattle, we have very similar weather. I think this should be the last month of darkness (same as you-sunrise about 8, sunset at 4:30), though the rain will still be in place until about May. :( I miss the blue sky, mostly....and not having to wear waterproof boots all the time.

Edith said...

Your frequent comments are helping me get through the day! Keep 'em coming.