It's the nicest day of the year.
I wish I could credit for that, but it is from a photo that everyone in in the office shared on Friday :)
But after an awful week weather wise, more Autumn to winter than Spring to Summer, it half arrived on Friday. When the sun was out it was beautiful - in fact sitting in the sun eating lunch caused me to start sweating a lot, cascading down me cheeks - I started to feel very self concious!
Then someone suggested a bit of ping pong (we have two outdoor tables for relaxing). First off I was told by others not to do it (My only concern is that I won't play in skirts, but I was in jeans on Friday so it was fine). However, I was in 8cm heels, and a few people thought that it would be dangerous. I, stupidly and in far too a blasé manner, just said: "What's the worst that can happen? I can still program with a broken ankle!"
Stupid! The amount of times I have been laid up due to a heavily sprained ankle is too large to count, and I know I shouldn't treat it so lightly... But I got away with it this time,and the wind on my face cause by moving actually cooled me somewhat too.
Whilst I was moving... Once I got inside for our team stand-up it was worse than ever. No one said anything during the stand-up, but a few people commented afterwards!
Saturday was not a good day, chilly again and totally overcast. We made the best of the bad weather by clearing out most of our attic, and taking a load of rubbish to the dump. A V70 full again (where does it all come from!). The room now has space, and we just need to finish one corner that we didn't have time for this week. One thing that we got rid of this time were all of our old VHS tapes. There must have been a hundred of them, some of them that I still want to get on BluRay, but as we gave away our player it seemed silly to keep the tapes ;p
I BBQ'd again last night, taking advantage of the fact that you don't need to stand next to a Weber BBQ to cook, and can just put the meat in, wait 10 minutes to turn it and then come out to get lovely cooked food 10 minutes after that :) But, I was glad for that option, if was getting quite chilly again and once we had finished easting the doors and curtains were closed and we stayed cosily on the sofa watching Jeff Dunham followed by Endeavour (a prequel to Inspector Morse) - I know - low brow ventriloquist humour followed by high brow detective, an interesting mix!
Today is going to be a lazy day for us after the work of yesterday. I managed to sleep in until 9am (almost unheard of for me) and so it was too late to go running. I'm now on the terrace set in the garden, with a sky almost devoid of clouds and the shade of blue that makes you put on a very thick layer of sun cream!
I'm going to get lunch in a minute and then it's relax with a book until MotoGP starts, and then I guess I'll drag myself out for the run I should have done this morning :)
Tonight there is no BBQ planned (maybe I got the days backwards...), but instead will be making the hairy dieters chicken korma again. And of course praying that it remains warm enough to use the new table and chairs to eat it al fresco for the first time since buying them more than a month ago!
I don't often stop to chill, but I have a feeling I need it at the moment!