This past Sunday we turned our clocks forward one hour and are now officially on British Summer Time (BST). Moving the clock forward is such a hopeful gesture. It indicates an expectation of coming warmth, long hours of sunshine, and all around happiness. I may be exaggerating on the happiness part but these days a very simple equation can explain my state of mind: warmth + sunshine = happiness. So I was happy to lose that hour of sleep in anticipation of all those great things previously mentioned. And then we had the worst week of weather we’ve had since we moved here. Seriously. On Wednesday evening this was the view from our balcony:
So to all my friends Stateside who are pulling out the shorts, skirts, tanks, and flip flops, think of me. I’m still enjoying the pleasures of base-layers, wool socks, thermal underwear, scarves, mittens, and hats. And it’s now April. Today is sunny but frigid. It feels like a cold crisp Colorado-in-December sort of day.
Anyway, on to other news. We are still without internet – which means I’m relegated to Starbucks. There are a few moments where you’ll find me sitting in our flat with my knees up to my chin, laptop precariously balanced on those knees trying desperately to poach someone else’s signal. Scotty gets a kick out it. But internet-free life does have it’s perks. I’m still trying to figure out what those are and will let you know when I do.
I hope you all have a fabulous day wherever you are!