Wednesday, 4 January 2017
The attempt to move around a lot more has been hindered somewhat by the chill in the air. While the sun shines it looks lovely all around but the chill factor leaves an Arctic feel to the world and I am against this.
Yesterday the museum returned to normal, the cheerful staff rushed around tidying desks so they could fill them with stuff, a handful of people wandered in, one or two cups of tea were drunk and Peggy continued to grumble about the music, somethings never change!
It was good to be back but things will only slowly pick up for some of us. The full time staff of course have lots to get on with and I find keeping out the way the best way in which I can help there. It appears that is also their view although I am not too sure about this.
'Esmeralda,' the boiler, continues to play silly games. When I desperately needed a bath yesterday morning, it is a long time since Christmas, she refused to ignite! When I was considering making a move to leave she woke up! Today she took hours to reach a temperature that satisfied her and made me shiver until lunchtime by when I no longer cared, hypothermia had set in. Now I am too warm and had to go out to cool down! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
The second picture was taken 20 minutes after the first! I love the setting sun but I do wish I could find something more interesting to snap.
The fact that I have at least seven books open at the moment in one place or another does not stop me from dreaming of buying more, or as I did today, hear something on the radio that made me open another one! Someone talking about Tacitus made me reach for his 'Histories' which I read yonks ago and have forgotten. Tsk! There it is lying open over there while this WW1 book is open here and others next door. Now I have been told 'Foyles' have opened a bookshop in the big city (it claims to be a big city anyway) so I really think I must make my way over there soon, just in case...