Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Lovely day

Just back from a walk down to the river in brilliant sunshine, 20°C and clear blue skies. Autumn is approaching, the chestnuts are ripe and the first leaves are beginning to turn, but the weather continues to be very pleasant. This is probably my favourite season, though I say that as each season begins.

September is the start of the year for me, Autumn always feels like a new beginning after the lethargy of Summer. I suffer much more under the steamrollering heat and humidity than in any winter cold that I've ever experienced. The arrival of cool weather wakes me from a kind of hibernation to a new energy and enthusiasm.

To Hamburg on Thursday to update a customer's system and discuss how to keep them from jumping ship to a competitor. Not much looking forward to that, especially not the five-and-a-half hour ride each way. I'll try to go up on Wednesday evening for dinner with Ageing Yuppie or Ingrid, if either is available.

Now, back to the grindstone.

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Blogger Zhoen said...

At least it's a cooler, less humid grindstone.

September 9, 2008 at 2:08:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger JoeinVegas said...

Road trip - sales trip - fun trip (hopefully)

September 9, 2008 at 6:30:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Dale said...

I'm always happy when the weather turns, too. Gute Reise!

September 9, 2008 at 8:07:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Lioness said...

We've had Autumn since June, so it's nothing new. Not having a Summer is bizarre and should be disturbing but for some reason, it's not. The relief, I suppose.

One day, you'll explain to me how 20ºC sunshine can ever be described as "brilliant", and you'll do it in a way I can finally understand because anything below 27 is so very wrong. The arrival of cold weather would be more fittingly greeted with the renting of ones' clothes and the covering of one's head with ashes.

September 23, 2008 at 1:27:00 p.m. GMT+2  
Blogger Udge said...

Lioness, you're confusing two kinds of sensation. Brilliant is visual: bright and sparkly and cheering, nothing to do with temperature. There are brilliant wintery-sunny days at minus 30°C too.

September 23, 2008 at 5:16:00 p.m. GMT+2  

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