This afternoon I snoozed outside in the garden for forty minutes, on an unused sun lounger I had forgotten we owned. That shows how long it is since anything like a decadent lounge around in the garden had taken place. I played with the up and down mechanism operated via the arm rests; it was interesting and literally showed me how far down I could go and also how far upright I could sit.

I woke up with a chill in the air, clouds above, no sun and goosebumps on my arms. I went indoors to retrieve a long- sleeved cardigan to wrap round my short-sleeved top.

I sat again, al fresco, and read on the now upright lounging seat for all of a precious ten minutes, then my pages were splashed with large rain drops. :-/ I immediately shut my book and I rushed to take my almost dry washing off the clothes line. The sun lounger was folded away, to be hidden for another undisclosed period of time.

Undisclosed time? It cannot be anything else, as it is still very wet outside tonight and there’s no knowing when we might have the odd warm patch that I can take advantage of to lounge about outside, that’s if I remember I have a lounger on which to lounge about.

I’ll go back to my book which, at the point I was reading, was all about a fisherman cooling himself off in the inviting waters of the Mediterranean sea. Fantasy land for me.


  1. It didn’t rain but it was a very grey day. Today started out bright sunshine. Broken cloud it says on my weatherforecast thingy but I think the clouds are fast stitching themselves together as it’s another grey and overcast day already and it’s only 9.30am.

  2. Yes, it’s been a pretty disappointing summer… but I still enjoy sitting out and getting the fresh air when I can (even if that involves a brolly and a pile of blankets!)

    Do you feel any warmer reading about the Mediterranean?

  3. I’m almost ready to go out, wearing a strappy sun dress; YAY!! Unheard of in ten years. I think the dress will get a fright when it is exposed to the sunlight. 🙂

  4. The sun and mild weather has been sorely missed this year. We had about 5 weeks Spring weather, as opposed to three weeks last year, that was it. Yesterday arrived (nice) rain arrived and seemed to set in.

    However, today, hallelujah! Sunshine, and I am going out to post letters and do things (slowly) in a strappy sun dress that has not seen the light of day for ten years.


  5. Did I feel warm reading about the Med? If you want the real truth, I was green with envy then spitting with the raindrops when they interrupted my envious reverie.


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