Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I am back......

And I am ready for a long rest/sleep/zonked out time. I cannot tell you how cold it has been today. It was -5C this morning, so the classy outfit got ditched, and my snowboots and thick fleece coat were worn instead. Too bad. I needed to stay upright on the ice and also warm enough to be able to function.

It was a close call, believe me. London was freezing. Icy. My rear end may never thaw, after sitting in a cold station waiting for my train for an hour and a half.

I was too tired to walk about, and had already had 2 lengthy coffee stops. There is a limit to how long one can sit in a coffee shop with a black coffee. I reached that limit twice this afternoon.

The meeting went well, and it ended sooner than I expected it to, so I had a few hours to explore London. Well. Sort of. After a visit to Covent Garden, where I listened to a string ensemble playing most beautifully, and managing to completely ruin some performing street artist's joke - he raced up to me where I was plodding along on the other side of the road to where he was performing for a crowd, grabbed my stick, and under his breath, said - please play along - it is just a joke, and I said "ABSOLUTELY NOT" without ANY humour at all, and plodded on. Sorry, performer man, but no-one grabs my stick away from me, especially when I am weary.

I told you I was a Grumpy Old Woman at times.

Sigh. I was simply not in the mood.

And then, to get warm, I happened to pop into the enormous Apple Store in Covent Garden. And I played with the iPad mini, and fell in love with it. What a fabulous little thing. And I left, an unbecoming shade of green, with another thing on the dream list. So I took the tube back to St Pancras, and wandered around the shops there in between coffee stops and sitting in the freezing cold. Seriously, people, I just wanted to get home and flop. So I am doing just that. I have also cancelled aqua for tomorrow. And I am still wearing my coat and snowboots.

 I may thaw before morning.

9 comments:

Chris said...

The WORST thing in the world is to be tired and cold with no place to rest and get warm.

The SECOND WORST thing in the world is to be tired and hot with no place to get cool and rest.

I am glad the meeting went well, and hoping at some point there will be resolution for you. It's been far too long!

Becky said...

Bless your heart, Linds, you sound exhausted. If I were there, I'd have gone with you for support.

Linda said...

Just read this Linds. You're probably all thawed out by now. Please know I'll be praying that all goes well.

Anne said...

Rest up for a while, it sounds like you've had a long, cold but productive day so you've earned it!

Vee said...

And I tried again and up it came so two posts to read...so glad, too, because I was wondering. Hope that you are tucked in bed by now...you need a good night's rest. Oh that street performer was blessed not to have been clobbered over the head. Ha! That is what I might have done.

Sandra said...

Guess he's lucky you didn't hit him with the stick LOL

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

I hope the fact the meeting went quickly meant that things are progressing and you'll soon be finished with it all.
Now you need to sit down and put your feet up with a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake and take care of yourself!

Stripeyspots said...

Glad you're home and safe!

Susan said...

Thinking of you Linds - hope things are good, all the way around. I'm also wondering how much snow you ended up getting. We've had just a dusting here in Zurich but it's pretty.