Dear school summer holidays, There may be many more children around because they are out of school now for six weeks, but the upside of that is that driving anywhere is so much quieter. It’s not until you can get to where you are going without waiting in long queues of traffic, that you realise just how much school related traffic there must be on the roads. Either that, or lots of people who would normally clog up the roads have actually gone away on holiday with their little darlings. Whatever the reason, I would like to say thank you for the pleasure of quieter roads.
Dear the phrase ‘on the planet’, When did you become the normal phrase to be used instead of ‘in the world’? We used to hear about an athlete being the best ‘in the world’ or an event being the largest ‘in the world’ but now they are the best/largest/loudest/busiest on the planet. I’ve been noticing it more and more recently, and just wondered if there was any particular reasoning behind it.
Dear wild swimming, When I was growing up we went swimming – in the loch, in the river, in the stream, in the sea… Now it seems we were wild swimming. I had no idea -I thought I was just swimming! Who decided to rename it, and why? Is it suddenly more dangerous than it was?
Dear sewing in the ends of crochet squares, You are such a tiresome task. I know I should have done it as I went along, but I didn’t. Next time I will remember (I hope!).
Dear darkened room, Thank you for being available for me to lie down in after booking a short holiday in the shortest time ever! It took me a while to recover.
Dear all, Have a good Friday.