I am watching breakfast telly and there is a group of men SWIMMING in icy water in Little Hampstead Heath. Then they were standing in the snow saying how exhilarating that it was.
My toes were curling at the sight, never mind the thought. I have been swimming in the sea off the Norfolk coast, it is never warm. well perhaps at Great Yarmouth on a hot day when the tide rolls in over the vast expanse of sand. But then it is only for a fleeting moment.
I did once try the New Years Day swim, but it was in an exceptionally mild winter and it only lasted for seconds.
I had an altogether different post planned but the program sent that spinning into orbit.
It is bright and sunny here, the SO has just pegged the washing out before taking Herbie out for a walk. I am ensconced on the sofa, knitting to hand, ready to have an indulgent time.
I had a woozily fit this morning, possibly because I had a very disturbed night, and am taking no chances.
I had planned on sewing but that will wait, all is set up ready so once I feel okay I can walk in the room, sit down and start quilting.
I have the sleeve of a top down sweater to finish and yarn ready to cast on a pair of boot socks.
James Martin is on the telly now, doing something amazing with Duck, for my entertainment. I am set for a few hours, I have a quilt if I feel chilly and a few books on my tablet if I fancy a read.
Ben is to blame for my bad night, he was detirmined that the only place that he could possibly sleep was on the bed, pressed as close to me as he could possibly wriggle. I don't really mind but every time that he moved I woke up. It was like having a new baby when you wake up just to check that it is breathing.
If he does the same tonight I will decant myself into Francesca's bed and leave the SO to Ben's mercy.
Dinner tonight will be a home made chilli, I hauled it out of the freezer first thing.
Last night, in the end, we had a broccoli and Stilton crustless quiche with chips and petit pois. I made a small quiche which is in the fridge for lunch today.
I need to dive back into the freezer for a chicken for tomorrow, it will provide the start for a couple of meals during the week and some stock from the bones.
Now James is going to cook Mackerel and I don't want to miss anything. I like a bit of oily fish and love Mackerel cooked any way.