Ten Things To Look Forward To

24 Feb

It has been so warm recently that I went out in shirt sleeves for the first time in months yesterday.  Probably a little optimistic for this time of year: a few people stared and for an awful moment I wondered if I had dressed myself properly.

However, in the spirit of warmer weather,  a wish list for S/S 12:

  1. Dutch bike on which to ride elegantly while wearing skirts
  2. Few more camping trips, including one to Cornwall, already booked, and one to Pembrokeshire
  3. A little sunburn. I know it is very unhealthy but I feel cheated if summer passes without it
  4. Trip to France/Italy/Vietnam/New York (any or all)
  5. Handful of parties
  6. Bit of wild swimming. Fella has offered to marry bus routes with suitable looking spots on the OS maps but a couple of afternoons beside the ponds on Hampstead Heath will suffice. Anywhere outside without chlorine
  7. Suffolk Fizz. Gin, elderflower fizzy, splash tonic, lemon, mint and ice
  8. Peonies and smelly roses. Predictable but lovely, nonetheless
  9. String of really warm nights on which to sleep with all the windows open
  10. Victoria sponge, as light as a cloud

[Image appears v low res.  I must have typed 7.2 instead of 72 late last night.]


4 Responses to “Ten Things To Look Forward To”

  1. bean February 24, 2012 at 2:43 pm #

    They’re impressionist clouds. Love your list. One warm day and I get all nostalgic for summers passed. Count me in for parties, especially if they involve Suffolk Fizz.

    • Vivienne February 25, 2012 at 8:41 am #

      Thank you for looking on the picture so kindly. Yes, isn’t it funny how little it takes to get nostaligic about such things?

  2. Maureen H March 3, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Quite right, Bean, impressionist clouds! Like an oil painting Viv. And more than “enough blue sky to patch a Dutchman’s trouers”!

  3. Clare March 7, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

    Mmmm Suffolk fizz – now that sounds lovely. To be enjoyed while lying on the grass looking up at the sky!

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