Mutterings of a Fool

Man, Dad, Runner, Chief dog walker


Sunny drive to workThe last few days I’ve found myself with an extra spring in my step, singing and laughing along to the radio on my commute rather than simply trying to stay awake.

Why you may ask? Why the sudden good mood? Was it the annual valentines day treat from the lady of the manor? Actually no, something far simpler.


All of a sudden it is daylight for pretty much all my commute to and from work. Not only daylight either, daylight with blue sky and the sun shining. Weather that is good for the soul, that helps us defrost a little bit from our semi hibernation over the winter.

It’s probably also one of the few times that I actually want to listen to the professional warblers Elbow “throw your curtains wide, one day like this a year will do me right”. (and repeat 50 times until the song finishes, song writing seems pretty easy doesn’t it). Sums up the feeling perfectly I reckon.

So here’s to the dawn breaking, to snowdrops and daffodils, to birds singing and lambs in the fields, to green grass and windows wide open, to going out in a t-shirt and the removal of socks.

I can almost smell the first BBQ of the year.


  1. Here here! It just makes you feel alive doesn’t it? Plus it gives you a whole new set of games to play with the kids!

  2. sabrina montagnoli

    February 15, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Amen to that….so enjoying the longer days! We finally had a beautiful morning today which has been great!

  3. It’s amazing how much brighter I have felt also this week. I’m quite sure this is why brighter rhymes with lighter lol x

  4. Too right!!!! I LOVE sunlight. That’s why outdoor exercise is so fab–we get to catch even the briefest glimpses of sun, when everyone else misses it inside. Here’s to that BBQ weather…

  5. Really sunny today, off for a walk with dog and husband. Being retired can be fun. Roll on summer.

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