Today is what I would like to call a cosy kind of day. It is not a bright sunshiny day, nor is it a rainy day. In fact, it is rather cloudy, but it is not cold at all. It feels temperate and there is a quality to the air that makes one want to settle down in a comfy chair, tuck one’s feet under one’s legs,, and simply lose oneself in the slow movement of the day . . . tick tock, tick tock, tick tock . . . .
I enjoy days like this especially after a frenetic few days when I have been on the go non-stop. On days like this, where grey clouds press in to create a spatial cocoon, so that one can lean into the quietness that seems to have become an inherent quality of the air, I feel that I can let myself go and relax into this special atmosphere. It is a feeling that I have known since I was a child, when I used to look forward to the monsoon rains whilst safely hidden in the ‘den’ I created under my blanket.
I hope the weather will hold for our guests’ sake. Of course most of our B&B guests prefer warmth and sunshine when they are visiting the English Lake District, but one cannot have so many lovely lakes without rainfall. Thankfully, although it is grey outside, it is not raining – yet (?) – and I hope that our guests will have a great time enjoying the scenery and activities on offer without getting soaked!
Meanwhile, I am looking forward to soaking up the peaceful atmosphere at home that this grey cloak of clouds has engendered in the air. Or perhaps it is only in my mind – a figment of my imagination! If so, long may it last!
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