Well earlyish and I am really doing everything I can to put off getting dressed after my shower. Sitting here at the computer in my dressing gown, the reason being that I sent for new trousers and sweater for winter and they need trying on urgently (they came on Friday). Taking clothes on and off is such a chore at my age believe me. For instance I love getting up in the mornings and I love going to bed at night but the process of getting dressed and undressed is hard work.
Did any of you watch The Last Night of the Proms? I did. I don;t usually because I watch music programmes for the music not for all the razzamataz and it spoils it for me - hence last night's programme really pleased me. Yes the orchestra was greatly reduced as were the singers but the music was beautiful. 'The Lark Ascending' was nothing short of sublime, the Mozart was wonderful and the soprano had an incredible voice. It was good to see a new composition too - as the mother of a son who composes and has done all his life I feel it is very important to encourage new music whether we understand it or not. Also we should be reminded that in 1913 people booed and walked out of the first performance of Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring' although my son reminds me that he - and many others - thinks what the audience were booing and walking out of was not the music but Nijinsky's choreography.
Lower down the country it may well be warming up and people might be walking the hills today in their shirt sleeves. Here it is cloudy, chilly and blowing and 'almost' gale. Have a nice day.