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.