I know the British have a tendency to talk endlessly about the weather, and I have tried to avoid it in this blog. However, today the sun is out and it is a very pleasant Autumn day. This is in complete contrast to the past several days, which have been dreich (find a Scots dictionary and look it up) to say the least. Most of last week was just dull, grey and overcast, and the past few days have been full of torrential rain and howling gales too.
But today the sun is out and my mood has lifted dramatically. It’s almost like my emotions are solar powered. Without a good dose of pure sunlight I start getting grumpy and miserable.
Go for a couple of weeks without bright sunshine and I will be prepared to commit acts of extreme violence if someone puts sugar in my tea, or leaves it out of my coffee. However, on a day like today they could wrap my car around a lamp-post and I’d just brush it aside with good humour.
Probably just as well I don’t live in Iceland, where the sun doesn’t rise at all for 3 months of the year…