Reminiscences of sunnier climes

Ponte della Maddalena (Ponte del Diavolo), near Borgo a Mozzano - on holiday 2008

Ponte della Maddalena (Ponte del Diavolo), near Borgo a Mozzano – on holiday 2008

The weather outside is turning grim as I sit in the office. My desk is on the top floor of a cavernous mill building and whilst the long-johns don’t seem to be working I shiver slightly as I weld my hands onto a small fan heater. It may be hypothermia setting in but my mind wanders back to sunnier times!

I would normally be feeling sorry for my site colleagues around now as they are mostly all out digging in the snow/rain/mud, but the central heating in here has been broken for several days.

So I post here a single image, the Devil’s Bridge north of Lucca in Tuscany. It evokes fond memories of ice cream, hills, sunshine, lemoncello, scorpions, and badly-built Fiat hire cars etc etc. Depending on how long the heating is off I may post further holiday snaps.

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Preston …. and beyond, the gateway to adventure!

Preston & beyond

Preston & beyond

Another day, another new upland project and another 5am start. I was quite taken by the thought of to ‘Preston & beyond[!]’, and the potential for adventures to be had ahead after my commute. I should have called my blog something similar in a cryptic fashion.

It is also pleasing to see that winter has arrived with some nice blasts of icy rain this morning. Not of course because I’m obsessed by the weather or anything 🙂