The weather turned decidedly chilly a week ago and it was all woolly jumpers and vests and at last i could wear my new furry fleece without melting. However, we're going through a slighlty milder few days which means rain is expected. It will be good when temperatures decide to stabilise as so many people are going down with colds etc. I say bring on the freezing, sunny, bright fresh winter days - we have our winter clothes, now that Sevenseas have finally delivered our boxes, not to mention the warmest duvet you could ever hope to snuggle under with good, Welsh, woollen blankets for added cwtchiness. I am issuing my annual dictat that 'no, we don't need the heating on yet' even though the school pays our winter fuel bills (makes me feel like a pensioner!) and underfloor heating is really rather lovely.
The photo above gives an idea of what our view is like at night - there have been some beautiful evening skies at sunset -which gladden the heart and have me reaching for the camera every time (i put it straight back down with the words, 'it doesn't do it justice' most times)
Since my last post we have also been to watch some basketball, had people round to play poker (i'm no good at it as i put too much faith and optimism in the last card with absolutely no regard for what other players might be doing) It's a pleasant social occasion though. We went to another temple with a huge Buddha on top to do some mask dancing. Bob joined in with gusto even though he was politely told he couldn't wear the mask he'd chosen as it represented a newly married young bride...mmm. He settled for another with a glum upturned mouth which I'm sure was an accurate reflection of his face beneath as he skipped about waving his arms and legs around like the end of the Morcambe and Wise show. What larks eh? I'm sure Buddha was finding it most amusing - i certainly was.
Anyway, past my bedtime. Bob is working hard, i am doing my usual avoidance of taking things too seriously and getting by on a wing and prayer as is my wont. Can't get bogged down with thinking ahead so last minute planning suits me fine. Now Buddha would approve of that, surely? Night, night x