Friday, January 13, 2006

January weather

January weather
Originally uploaded by goforchris.
Having posted pics that make Dunoon look idyllic, I feel honour-bound to be honest. This is lunchtime in January. Quite the brightest it's been all day. Actually, yesterday was more dramatically awful - the spray obscured the largish building on the left at high tide - but I'm beginning to realise how easy it is to be a complete slob on days like this. It's so dark first thing that there seems little reason to open an eye, let alone actually DO anything.

To be fair to me, I have been out for food. I am clothed, and in my right mind (up to a point). I have reported on yesterday's Bible Study group findings to my Bishop via email. I have made a loaf and am now going to eat it. I have also read all the blogs I look at - and been interested by at least one blogevent. But it's hideously easy to be seduced by what I'm doing right now and forget the less enjoyable/more demanding tasks which await me. Like the big report on churches and terrorism that I'm supposed to have finished summarising. Or the more housewifely task of taking up a pair of trousers - which I've put off for two months already. They're lightweight, summer trousers - and I'll be needing them in a month.

It's summer in New Zealand. And I'll be there. Cheers!


  1. Hi Christine...saw your comment on SpeedofCreativity about the Skypecast.

    So, if you don't mind me asking,what did you report to the bishop?

    Just curious,

    Miguel Guhlin
    Mousing Around

  2. I'm interested in developing the use of technology in education within our diocese (Scottish Episcopal) which is numerically tiny but very scattered. Meetings involve tiring and exasperating journeys on ferries and round tortuous roads - picturesque, but very difficult, especially in winter. We are also strapped for cash - so blogging, Skype, visual links, podcasts (maybe) seem the way forward. However, there's a deal of ignorance/reluctance/mistrust to overcome - we're talking adults here, not school pupils!

  3. Anonymous4:23 AM

    Is that a black and white photo or the bleakness coming through - bit different to the Aussie summer here, you can almost see the glare in ur summer pics.

  4. No, Graham, it's a full colour photo. That's why I'm so excited at the prospect of February in NZ. But some of the other photos (Loch Striven etc) on my Flickr photos are also winter - there are considerable contrasts!