I love the summer

Photo on 2013-07-09 at 18.12


I can’t believe we’re getting a summer. This is the first ‘summer’ I remember since 2006. No, really – I’m not kidding. And I’m doing everything I can to make the most of it – because who knows when the next time we get a summer will be?

Sunshine just brings out the best in me. I love being less like the colour of milk. I love all the fruit and veg that is coming into season. I love walking to and from work. I love driving a car with the windows down blasting out Noah and The Whale. I love sitting in the sunshine reading a book. All the books I’ve not finished I’m now working onThe Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, Stephen Fry in America and catching up on Corduroy Mansions and 44 Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith. I’ve got a pile of books on my to-read list. Some in a pile on my shelf. Some tormenting my wallet as I fight the temptation to purchase them. My current ‘handbag’ book is a series of essays by F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Cruise of the Rolling Junk.

I’d heard a new Mimi’s had opened not far from where I work, and so with the sun still in the sky and the centre bizarrely quiet (we’re usually quiet in June-August, but June was insanely busy for some reason) I left work at 4 p.m. and went to investigate. A chocolate raspberry brownie purchased, I went to get the airlink bus home but decided to make a detour. A detour into the South end of Princes Street Gardens, sit on the grassy slope and eat my brownie and read Rolling Junk. I ended up having a wee power nap in the evening sunshine.

It did my soul good.

Yes, life is still busy and crazy. I’m making new friends, and catching up with old connections. I collected my Fringe tickets today as well. People keep asking where I’m going on holiday. The truth is I have no plans as I try to save pennies – but then I guess my ‘holiday’ will be enjoying everything Edinburgh has to offer this summer.

I realise the summer is flying by. Almost 2 weeks down already. There’s so much to do until then – not least of which getting this open college course completed.

And I still need to pick a Quote for this week!

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