Wednesday 23 November 2011: Bask...
644/365: ... in the few minutes of sunshine that November occasionally delivers.
Which is fortunate really, because today our boiler decided that working was optional. It's providing us with hot water. But no actual heat. On a day when I was working from home (second day of online conference)... which meant that I was confined to the living room because that's where the fire is. Leaving the one warm room was like going into a giant fridge.
And it's no better now. In fact, I may well move into the living room and stay here on a permanent basis. Not sure how I'm going to manage the practical aspects of that decision, but it feels like the right move to me.
I did manage to escape at lunch time for a brief walk - which is when I took this shot - and as ever, it was good to be outside. There's just something about going for a walk which puts me in my happy place. Now, if only I could find out how to get Felix in *his* happy place because he's being a complete and utter grump. Maddy's gone to her friend's house to play / have tea and Felix is missing her. Which of course means that he has to let us know that's the case using the power of sulk.
What a joy he is to be around!
He's currently going 'uuuuueerrrr-uuuuuuh urh uuuh urrr eh urrrrrh, Daddeeeeeee, uuuuurrrrr eeeeuuurrrghhhh' which means 'could you help me put my shoes on, please, thank you ever so much...'
PS I have to cook dinner
PPS The veggies I prepared earlier are in the kitchen... which is freezing... and it means leaving the room I've just declared that I'm staying in permanently...
PPPS ... already my plan is unravelling. Curses!