Tuesday, January 10, 2006

No sunshine!

The sunshine has gone from Larnaka. And no, that's not me being poetically morose about Daniel having departed yesterday. I mean it literally. There was about an hour of sunshine after I got up this morning, then the sky turned grey and cloudy, and has been that way ever since. At lunchtime it started pouring with rain. Much needed, since we had a very dry Autumn, and December was mostly quite mild.

But it looks like this weather's here to stay. For the next week we're predicted to have rain showers off and on, and temps no more than 15C. Funny how 15 [um, that's 59F, for anyone reading from the USA!] seems quite warm when it's sunny and springlike, and accompanied by a gentle breeze, but when the sky's grey and there's a biting wind, it feels extremely cold.

So I'm sitting here in a sweatshirt and fleece, the kerosene heater is running, we ate soup for lunch- and I still feel chilly. At times like this it would be rather nice to have somewhere with lower ceilings and better-fitting windows, preferably double-glazed!

I thought I might cut the grass this afternoon as it's looking long and untidy. But I guess not...

5 comments:

mreddie said...

Thanks for the temperature translation, I would have had to look that up. :) We have had an "empty nest" for several years now except for visits and some babysitting. But we stay busy and sometimes the quiet is nice. ec

deborah said...

hey! you've got a friend leaving for MV Doulos? i'm really excited for him, because he's entering a really great time in his life! :) it's not gonna be easy, but the Lord is with him all the way! keep praying for him!!

Wash Lady said...

Stopping by to return the visit/comment.
I hope your weather looks upward soon.

Claire said...

Thanks Sue for the comment. I have met Daniel, he seems to be getting along just fine :) We are kept quite busy with meetings all day: some fun, some a bit dull. Just 1 more week to go!

OswaldStAndrews said...

Hello Sue
Oswald here at St Andrews. I have looked at Daniels blog, and enjoyed reading about his trip. Hope you are well. It's frosty here in Burgess Hill, but the sun soon melts it and the daylight hours are quite pleasant. Everyone here sends their very best wishes to all of you.