Saturday, October 27, 2007

End of Summer

Our clocks go backwards an hour early tomorrow morning, signalling the true end of British Summer Time even though the weather hasn't been very summery this year. I like having the extra hour but Sundays typically go fast and I hate the feeling that work starts again the next day. At least there are a few holidays to look forward to over the next few weeks - Halloween and Bonfire Night at any rate. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I have trouble remembering when that is - is it early December? So after the first week of November, its the last slow crawl to Christmas. Not that it is so slow, December whizzes past usually. Plenty of good music to listen to in the evenings, videogames, TV and films to watch when its too dark or cold to venture outside. The shops open late for Christmas shopping - have you got all your presents yet? I even heard Christmas music in one shop last weekend. I have not yet been tempted to buy one remotely Christmassy thing yet, although I was eyeing the seasonal aisle of the supermarket - lots of lovely food that is very likely to add a nice layer of fat to my body - perhaps I won't be having the usual Christmas food this year!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Nights are drawing in

It's getting darker earlier and earlier in the afternoon. My neighbour commented to me yesterday evening that she likes the fact that it is dark when she gets home. I guess I can appreciate some of that - it certainly makes the house feel cozy. The heating is on, the lamp casts a nice warm It also makes me think of the holiday season approaching, the shops are starting to stock Christmas items in the run to the end of the year. I have a lot of deadlines to meet before the end of the year, so I'm just going to get my head down and work through it all. I'll be blogging when I can over the coming months.

If you've never seen the show The IT Crowd, I'd recommend it. I've seen two series on DVD and have enjoyed it, a good laugh.