Winter time. Red squirrel on a snowy day.
Dear weather, Thanks for stopping the rain and thanks for a particularly lovely sunny, warm day yesterday. The early morning outdoor aqua fit class was all the better because of your cloudless blue sky.
Dear Christmas Eve boxes, When did you become a thing? Why do children need a box of special gifts on Christmas Eve to keep them occupied while they are waiting for Christmas Day? I suspect you are just another ploy to part parents with their hard earned cash.
Dear mall walking, I can see the sense of walking indoors in the parts of the country where winters are harsh and walking outdoors in deep snow could be tricky, but I was suprised that the group I walk with here decided on an indoor mall walk recently because there was some light rain falling. What’s wrong with putting on a waterproof jacket and enjoying the fresh air?
Dear Becky, Today I bring you a photo of the clock on the front of It’s a Small World at Disneyland in all its holiday splendour.
Dear readers, I’m sorry if my photo means you are stuck with the It’s a Small World song in your head for the rest of the day. Interestingly, though, it’s mainly Jingle Bells that they sing in the holiday version of the ride, which isn’t such an earworm.
Have a good Friday.
Dear rain, Whilst I am not as excited about you as some of the people I’ve been speaking to this week, I am pleased that you have given me the opportunity to use some of my large collection of rain related words and phrases – downpour, pouring, lashing, bucketing, stoating, not taking time to come down, coming down in stair rods and raining cats and dogs, to name just a few. I would, however, like to ask you to stay away today so that my outdoor activities of walking and playing pickleball are not called off.
Dear drivers, Just because there is rain falling doesn’t mean that you can forget the rules of the road.
Dear neighbours, Some of your houses are looking magnificent with so many festive lights and decorations on the outside, round the roof, on the balcony and in the garden. Your electricity bills are going to be very high this month I fear.
Dear local post office, It’s almost a pleasure to visit you (apart from the cost of postage stamps of course) with your helpful staff and friendly atmosphere.
Dear Becky, Today I am sharing a photo of a dandelion clock for your ‘time’ challenge. As a child I was always excited to find one and to see what ‘hour’ it was by counting how many times I had to blow it to get all the seeds off. Watching the seeds dancing and floating all over the garden was lovely too. Now, as an adult, when I see one I think of all the potential new weeds that are going to grow in my grass as a result of the seeds!
Have a good Friday.