Away with the rain and in with the humidity – the sun may be shining but I am definitely not a hot weather person. I simply do not have the wardrobe or the knowledge to dress for sweltering conditions, particularly when forced to sit in an enclosed conference room all day with only treacle-like coffee for reprieve. I know I shouldn’t complain, but we all know I would rather be layering up the knits than desperately raiding the closet for anything that vaguely resembles summer wear!
This being the case, I feel like I have melted, both inside and out. My internal wiring has definitely fused together and no ice cream van has yet appeared to cool me down – the shop is too far. I may as well be walking through Bangkok but without the handy monsoon down pour to chill. So, I am thinking on cooler days – looking out towards autumn and winter. Having the new job waiting is helpful in this, as is the organising of my future living space. We spent the weekend looking at oddments of furniture which will be needed (we have bought the most gorgeous set of Victorian style drawers, all hand made and smelling gloriously of sawdust and remnants of summer trees!) and Steve today bought me a Slanket to keep me warm on those winter nights alone up North. I have begun the arduous task of packing up books to relieve bookcases before their own relocation and pocket money is being raised to purchase all the other necessary bits any new move needs.
This spending of unallocated pennies on mattresses, bedding, stationary (oh yes! The stationary shop for the new school year is already on the to-do list!), fridges (well, one fridge really), microwaves and what no means there is little money left for frivolous book buying. There isn’t usually a whole stack of cash waiting at the end of each month to be spoiled on literature, but until those cooler months commence, there will be none at all – it might actually make me get a move on and read some of the books which have been waiting for years! But in the mean time I can look, covet and dream. Here are a few which have been added to the wishlist (click each image for link to Amazon):
I am thinking a little real life book browsing may be on the cards soon – all this warm weather is making me twitchy, and read less. Come back to me cold and wet, so I can linger under a blanket with an indulgent book without feeling the slightest hint of guilt!