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Thursday, 6 February 2014

A Cold Day

There's still a part of me, leftover from childhood in the tropics, that equates sun shine and blue skies with warmth.  This week has been a betrayal of the highest order.  I know it's cold outside, but a voice in my head whispers that if I find the right park bench in the right sunny spot, there will be a tingle of warmth.

I go searching for this magic park bench, but first things first.  Little feet have to be double socked inside their gum boots.  Mittens must be negotiated onto wiggly fingers, puffy coat zipped all the way up and a toque jammed down tightly onto an eager head.  Ready.

The Little Miss moves a bit more slowly than usual under all her layers, but manages to climb the playground stairs.  I circle.  Searching.  Hoping.  Wishing I'd worn double socks too.  She's at the top of the slide, maneuvering her padded bum into the right place.  "Ready" she calls, then weeee -- all giggles and smiles into my waiting arms.

Half an hour later, we found that tingle of warmth at home, in front of the fire.

Do you venture out on cold days?


  1. Oh, this is lovely. I've been out walking on these cold days, but I'm so glad for a crocheted hat on my head and warm gloves. This cold is raw.
    Your Little Miss is so darling in this photo, peeking around the corner.

  2. She is so precious! It has been cold here too (in Alabama), and it even snowed yesterday. The snow didn't stick, but it is such a rare event for it to snow that classes were cancelled!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog :)