Wowee. That was a long day.
If like me, it was your first day back at work after the Christmas break, well done – we made it! I do admit though, it wasn’t quite lunch time before I was ‘just looking for a bit of holiday inspiration’ on line. In my defence, this was partly to save my sanity and give myself a distraction from the eleventy billion emails that were jostling for space in my inbox, and partly because I was trying to wish myself warm.
Because, in anticipation of those eleventy billion emails, I worked from home (with no distractions I had a chance of getting through them in one day. It also meant that I didn’t have to get up in what now feels like the middle of the night). The downside of this is that I work from my conservatory when I work from home, partly because I love looking out the huge window, even if it is only onto my tiny garden:
But mostly because its the only place I can’t hear my neighbours. I did think about staying in the lounge this morning but there was an argument going on next door. I was tempted to let them know if they left out all the variations of f*ck they seemed very partial to, the time spent shouting would be halved, but frankly, I don’t have the balls. So instead, I turned on the heating out here for an hour before I sat at my desk by which time it had reached a grand 2.4 degrees (36 and a bit if you use old money):
But this is ok, because I have Sisters and friends who know me and my toadness well and for Christmas bought me keeping warm things. Under my tracksuit bottoms I am wearing furry lined leggings that Sister 1 gave me. They are like large teddy bears hugging your legs. On my feet I have socks so thick that I think they are about the same tog level as my duvet. These were from the Lovely Nut. I’ve had problems bending my elbows with a thermal vest, polo neck, hoody (hood up) and sweatshirt and typing was a little tricky with gloves, but combined with the final piece in my toad armour I have made it through the day without becoming an iced Pog. That final piece? Sister 2 gave me this:
(The long light brown thing demonstrating its size next to Norman). It’s the worlds biggest hot water bottle and it has ties one end and a loop the other so you can tie it to yourself! How genius is that?!
It’s a good job – it’s still only 11.6 degrees in here, but the rest of the house feels pretty much tropical with all these clothes on. Maybe I didn’t need to look up sunshine online…maybe I just needed to add a few more layers and stand in the kitchen to get that holiday feeling :o)