Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Today I thought it was time I went out walking again so I had a quick look out of the window. Not bad, but only just above freezing.
An hour later....
Now 4 degrees warmer but looking less inviting. Nevertheless I braved the elements and walked to the far end of the town, all along the sea front, to meet up with the group. I thought about 20 minutes would do it. How wrong can I be.
Forty minutes later, with the skin flayed from my face by hailstones driven in on the the north east wind, I arrived at the meeting place, sodden, frozen, and worn out. They had gone. Sigh. Fair weather friends. (Thank goodness)
I did an about turn and set off back home, though at least the wind this time was something of an assistance. I dropped in at the local volunteer centre supposedly to offer my services but really to thaw out for a moment or two.
Now I find I have to go back on Thursday morning for an interview. Interview! I thought those days were over. I'd better do some homework though I'm not sure what sort.