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Weather is abso-bloomin-lutely awful :( - Helen's journal and online home
In which an old dog attempts to learn new tricks.
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heleninwales
Weather is abso-bloomin-lutely awful :(
Before the post-essay submission euphoria wore off and I found myself tied to the computer again, working and studying, I decided that the time had come to turn over a new leaf regarding outdoor exercise. The indoor mini-sessions have helped to stop me putting on any more weight or becoming totally sedentary through the coldest and gloomiest part of the winter, but they are no real substitute for proper exercise outdoors.

So, despite the rain, I set off (with umbrella) to head in a direction I haven't been in for years. And I thoroughly enjoyed it! Walking in the rain is surprisingly pleasant, as long as the day is calm, the rain if falling more or less straight down and it's not too cold or windy.

Not only did I have a good walk, but I found another suitable rock for my lawn edging and I moved it to a convenient place for pick up this morning. Except...

It is raining really really hard and the wind has strengthened considerably. It is positively roaring past my study window and the trees are leaning and swaying. THIS IS NOT THE FORECAST YOU PROMISED ME YESTERDAY, BBC WEATHER PAGE!

I am crossing my fingers it improves later. The rock isn't going anywhere and can be picked up another day, but I still have to take a photo for the theme "road, paths and trails".

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Current Mood: frustrated frustrated

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la_marquise_de_ From: la_marquise_de_ Date: February 18th, 2012 11:13 am (UTC) (Link)
When I was working in North Wales, we rather got into the habit of looking out of the window and saying , "BBC missed again." I don't exactly miss North Welsh winters, but I do have a nostalgia for their sheer determination and thoroughness.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 18th, 2012 11:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I maligned the weather forecast unnecessarily. The rain has stopped and the day has brightened. I hadn't read the detail carefully enough to notice the bit about the high winds and heavy rain. I'd looked at the "cloud with bit of sunshine graphic" and underestimated how much rain there would be before the brightness happened.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: February 18th, 2012 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
We have a thread of pink sky in Lampeter.. ;)

(I need a gentle sky icon...)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: February 18th, 2012 07:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
The weather did improve considerably later, as you will no doubt see from the photos I posted. The sun even shone briefly, though I didn't manage to photograph that.
khiemtran From: khiemtran Date: February 18th, 2012 10:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually saw a very good rock photo opportunity this week, but I mucked it up. There was a rockface by the highway and when I happened to glance at it in the mirror, through sunglasses and polarized tinting, it looked like part of it was glowing purple. I'm going to have to try again next week, if the sun and the weather is right.
endlessrarities From: endlessrarities Date: February 22nd, 2012 08:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, you seem to be doing better than me on the exercise front... I've been working very hard over the winter but I think the dreaded tummy flump is winning...
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