Thursday, 5 July 2018

Can't sleep

It is six thirty in the morning and having been awake since four I finally got up and put on my computer.   The sun is up of course (only a fortnight since the longest day but we shall soon begin the notice the days shortening) but the main thing - and I always notice it when I get up really early - is how very fresh and clean everything smells.   I am sitting here looking out on my Gro-bag courgettes.   The leaves seem to have doubled in size overnight - they are a bit like Triffids (remember them?) - they look about to take over the garden.   I'll be back later with a resume of today's events but just thought I would say 'Good morning world.'

14 comments:

Anna said...

I woke this morning at 2:30 Grrr. Couldn't get back to sleep, read for a while, then, at 5am, walked along the seafront (Hastings) for an hour. Everything so fresh and lovely. Blue sea, blue sky....now hope to get another hour or so sleep....

Rachel Phillips said...

Good morning. You had probably had plenty of sleep by 4am. Good to get up and start the day.

Jules said...

Good morning Pat. I hope you're well rested at least. The bright mornings can be a nuisance but I sometimes like an early start to my day to get a few chores out of he way before it gets too warm.
Be sure to check for that one courgette which often gets missed. X

Sue in Suffolk said...

Good Morning Pat, it was a humid night here, kept waking up hot and with a cat beside me. She was a pain last night, perhaps even cats don't like the humid nights.
Have a lovely day.

Derek Faulkner said...

I was up by 4.30 and on the very warm reserve with Ellie by 5.15. Lovely time to be walking round the reserve, with a slight mist rising off of the ditches and the cows and their calves calling to each other across the grazing marsh. Seems we're in for 30 degrees here today and 30+ degrees tomorrow.

Frances said...

Good morning Pat. Very hot night here but I had quite a good night's sleep for a change. Hottest day yet in prospect which I am not looking forward to as I have to take the grandkids to an open space for a " picnic" after school ! I shall take my black umbrella ! ( Very painful knee doesn't help either.....I might be able to do hot, or bad knee, but both is a trial !!)

Heather said...

Good morning to you too, Pat. I am off to the dentist this morning but will be back to open all the windows and keep the blinds closed till the sun moves round. I find I am not acclimatising to this weather at all, and just wish it would cool down a bit. I think an afternoon nap will be on the cards for both of us.

Tom Stephenson said...

Morning Weave. Put the kettle on.

Gwil W said...


4am - the world belongs to you and Cro Magnon!

It's the warm weather. Your body is switching over or adapting to a Mediterranean time-clock. Don't forget to take a midday a siesta.

Midmarsh John said...

Snap. Penny got me up just after 4 a.m. as she was desperate to go outside.
Yesterday was our first really scorching day. Even then I was surprised just how cool the breeze from the North Sea felt.

Sue said...

Too warm for me, I was up at 4.45 a.m. I took Rick with me, opened all the windows, and then spent the next hour or so trying to stop him barking at the seagulls. I should have left him slumbering with Paul in the bedroom.

Jennyff said...

Exactly the same here in Italy, I’m usually up before 5 opening doors and windows to let the cool in, Still in my nightie I take a walk round the garden, do a few jobs then sometime go back to bed for a couple of hours. I notice my retired neighbours are up just as early and the workers are in the olive groves by 6. We can only conclude the heat is temporarily turning you Italian.

Rebecca smith said...

Hello from Australia, Weaver. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your blog. Thank you for writing it. I’m up at 2.30 most mornings- my son is a baker - and I love the peace and quiet of the world early in the morning.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love morning - always try and be up before the birds start singing - which is about 4:15 around the longest days - just a sweet time to be alive.