Sunday, 4 January 2015

It'll Only Last A Week ...


 
My resolve to be smarter and busier and  do more , of course . 
I used to but now I've settled on the sofa and have become almost L-shaped . So , while I'm reading a lot which is good , I'm becoming stiff and creaky and boring, which isn't . A bit of gentle exercise seems called for ... and , today being pleasantly windfree , a brief  bike ride  seemed an excellent start to my new regime .
It had an unexpected bonus in the shape of a  not quite brief enough conversation with a couple who seemed to be convinced that summer was a matter of weeks away ,
" It's Global Warming , you know . We're going to move to a fifth floor flat . And then we can have a little boat for shopping ." Tied up to their balcony/jetty , perhaps . They were quite serious . The characters in the last two books I've read , Keith Donohue's  The Stolen Child and  Ransom Riggs'  Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children , seemed quite rational in comparison . ( I heartily recommend both books  , by the way ... well worth becoming L-shaped for . ) 

Anyway the sunset was in itself worth the ride .



 I hope we all have a splendid year and that 2015 is kind to us all . And that no gaiters are involved .

9 comments:

Duyvken said...

Oh yes, no gaiters.
Wishing you all the best for the year.

love those cupcakes said...

Well, you've started well with your bike ride so good luck with the plan to be more supple. (Becoming boring? You? Never.) Happy New Year!

Scriptor Senex said...

I don't see what's wrong with the boat idea. And, of course, it would have to be kept tied to the balcony - the 'underground' garage would be underwater. All you need is a ladder for when the tide is out. I just hope they have calculated the correct floor though...

Marcheline said...

Happy New Year! If there was a letter that looked like an "L" with a round, eating-too-much-holiday-food tummy on it, that's the letter I'd be - ha! Perhaps a lower-case "b" (legs tucked up underneath, on the couch).

rachel said...

What a good example to us couch potatoes you are! Happy New Year to you.

Liz Hinds said...

My diet really was going to start today but with cadburys Fingers at only 80p it would have been criminal to leave them on the shelf.

Elizabeth Musgrave said...

Love the image of you on the sofa!

Annie Cholewa said...

Here's hoping 2015 brings you only good things.

I am resolved to make only longer lasting resolutions. Well you never know, it might work ;o)

Fran said...

I love your euphemistic 'a not quite brief enough conversation'. You would be very good at writing school reports ...