The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Sunday 30 June 2013

First of the Year: 30 June 2013

Today I went for a walk wearing shorts and a t-shirt. That’s the first time I’ve done that this year.

Pity I forgot to pick up my bottle of water, as it was positively warm out!

I didn’t go far, nor did I go anywhere interesting, but just wanted to record (for my own benefit) that the end of June did see a bit of summery weather.

(Admittedly, there have probably been other ‘shorts and t-shirt’ days – just not when I’ve been free to pop out for a walk.)


  1. Yes, apart from a couple of "nice springlike" days, yesterday was the first "summer" day of the year in this neck of the woods as well. Although we weren't able to walk.

    I gather much of the coming week will be OK, but that'll mean work for a lot of people.

    The joys of an English summer! Still, mustn't grumble: it makes this lovely land what it is.

  2. Now then...does this mean you've not been at work? Oh tsk.

    I did that Roaches walk yesterday, all stops between warm & sunny and cold & windy. I wore shorts all day though!

    I'm out for an evening walk in a mo: shorts again! The English summer is a wonderful thing?


  3. Ah - forget that last comment. Pleased to hear you have received some sun at last. And I see you've done some Challenge indexes. Now there's a wet weather job if ever I saw one. You'll have to wait a while longer for ours...