We returned from holiday yesterday evening and while we weren't exactly falling apart with tiredness, the prospect of having a long walk today did not appeal. However, it was very rewarding to get out for a short easy walk to reacquaint myself with Lakeland again. The most notable thing for us today was the breeze, which, although far from being cold was still nice and cooling. This was something we hadn't experienced over the last few weeks when the clouds failed to appear, the sun shone everyday and the temperature soared to 91deg F on the day we were in Florence. Fantastic !!
When we're away I'd generally be somewhat anxious about the weather back home. After all, I'd be disappointed if I were away during the only two decent Lake District weeks of the whole summer. This year I never gave it a second thought, I just wanted to get away from every aspect of normality. No work, no walking, no laptop, no TV, no emails, no internet and no mobile phone,
"but you don't have a mobile phone"
"okay, if I did have one I wouldn't have taken it"
Having said that, Jennifer did have hers, although she had no reason to use it for the duration.
So, after two weeks visiting far away places with strange sounding names we're back home. Most of the unpacking still needed done but, given that we own more clothes than we had locked in the cases we decided that was a job for another day.