Please make it warmer!

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Buttered toast; the best comfort food

I don’t know how this happened, but somehow I was born at the wrong latitude.  I have no doubt I was designed to live in a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers but instead I was born in the northern half of England, where the summers are mild and the winters damp … how did that happen?

As a lover of sunshine and warmth, I rejoice in the start of spring; this is the season that announces that the long days of summer are on their way.  On country walks during March I exclaim with the excitement of a child at every sign of spring; new born lambs, daffodils, birds nesting and buds on the trees all give me pleasure.  By the time the blossom is out I am beside myself with the anticipation of the forthcoming warmth of a summer’s day.

In our shared garden in Salford, the daffodils are flowering, the pink blossom is starting to show on the trees and yet, this morning I still couldn’t easily spread the butter on to our breakfast toast and for a moment I forgot I have no influence on the seasons and the weather and I moaned, ‘I just want butter I can spread!’

Although it hasn’t been a very cold winter here in the North-West of England, it has felt like a long slog through autumn and winter.  It has been unusually wet and stormy, with floods even here in Salford.  I know I am impatient for warmer weather but the truth is I am impatient for retirement so that we can take the ‘van south early in the year and follow the spring back north, feeling the warmth of the sun on my bare arms every day … and being more concerned about keeping the butter cool than how to spread it.

I am not perfect … sometimes it is very difficult for me to remember to enjoy the moment and be grateful for all the good things in my life … normal service will be resumed very soon.

 

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Author: memorialbenchstories

I am interested in the stories behind the people commemorated in memorial benches. I come across these benches in different places and they always make me wonder. Do get in touch if you have any stories.

5 thoughts on “Please make it warmer!”

  1. We too have struggled to get through the past few months and Spring keeps peeking out then hiding back under the cold, grey clouds. We moved up to the North West 6 years ago from the south coast and when we retire we plan to sell up and relocate somewhere warmer and sunnier!

    Impatient for retirement – that struck a chord as it’s something we’ve been talking about a lot. It seems we’re by no means alone – I came across this blog post recently: http://ournextlife.com/2016/04/06/impatience/

    Hope it helps!

    Paul

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    1. Thanks Paul. It is good to know I am not alone. Some of my impatience is probably due to reading blogs from travellers who are enjoying the sunshine in Croatia and Spain, perhaps I should give them up for a while.

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  2. We too are anxious to get moving to yonder warmer climates again. My husband is older and retiring in 3 years, it cannot come fast enough so we both can pack up and become road gypsies lol.

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