Tuesday 5 March 2013


SAD face condensation

There isn't much that actually makes me sad but yesterday I realised there is one big thing.

It is huge. Vast. And spectacularly hot.

It's influence is far reaching.

Even to the extent of my mood.

It is the Sun.

Sunlight over a roof

It isn't until the rays of the sun shine down on your face, that you realise how much, how very much, you miss it in Winter. It isn't until your children run home from school, throw off their uniforms and launch themselves after a football in the garden, that you miss that big yellow glowing star (Not a planet. The Big One has confirmed this) in the sky. It is there, of course, occasionally teasing you with a few moments of brightness through the clouds. But it is just that, teasing. And then it hides itself away for a few more days. And leaves me feeling SAD again.

sunlight through trees

But yesterday and today, the Sun shone. And we went into the garden and played. And we were all in better moods. The Wee one had a nap, worn out from walking and playing. He slept better last night too.

Child on garden bench

child on toy tractor

child shouting raaah

child on trampoline

I like this mood. I have missed feeling happy. I have missed the Sun.


  1. It's amazing what a difference it makes to everyone isn't it? It even made an appearance here today! Lovely photos! :)

  2. Oh I know how you feel! I'm no good in the winter - I think February is the worst month - just drags, at least we are in March now - the last couple of days have been refreshing. I feel down in the winter too! Great pictures! X.

  3. Oh yes nothing like sunshine to literally brighten up your day! Look at the smiles on their faces.

  4. So with you - I had a huge smile on my face all day yesterday!

  5. Totally and utterly agree!
    15 years ago I lived in Los Angeles and I swear I was happy EACH and every day! Even the rainy ones as they felt a bit like a novelty
    *thinks of relocating*


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