Wednesday, March 14, 2012
We're having an incredibly mild week here in London. The sun is out, the temperatures are pleasant and the sidewalks are crowded with people soaking it all in. We've opened up the windows to air out the flat, and I've been able to run in a t-shirt, which always adds such an incredible feeling of freedom to my runs -- not being layered up in sweatshirts and stuff.
We're also seeing lots of blooming things. Rings of daffodils have raised their heads around the trees in our courtyard, and I've passed boxes full of tiny purple hyacinths beneath budding pink magnolia trees. It's such a relief, when spring finally arrives. It's like being able to exhale and unclench after holding your breath and tensing your muscles for weeks on end.
As I said, people are really taking advantage of the weather. I was out on Portobello Road the day before yesterday and the cafes were full in mid-afternoon.
I've been able to do some walking and photography the last two days, but today I'll be staying inside to work on a project for my former boss. I hope to get a run in, at least!