Sunday, 22 June 2014

a mid-winter day


We may have reached the Winter Solstice but no-one has told the weather, it continues to be mild, warm and dry, even by local standards. The absence of the wind made for a beautiful day and people emerged from their dens drawn irresistibly to the beach to bask in the sun. Its warmth starts from the outside and works its way in making you forget what it is to feel cold. The winter sun is slow and gentle, easing away the need for long sleeves and shoes and socks. It invites you to luxuriate and relax, no searing heat and scorching rays at this time of the year. And the people respond, casting aside winter garments for shorts, t-shirts and thongs. Out come the boards and the bikes, out come the walkers and joggers and riders. Out come the boats and jet skis. Out come the Mums and Dads and kids playing and swimming and doing stuff; All because the sun is shining and its warmth is shouting “come outside” The sun makes people smile and feel good and want to do good things. And a Sunday sun is the best kind of sun and it’s hard to think of a better way to spend your day than outside with everyone else doing whatever it is that makes you smile…

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