I realised I could do all that - but would be doing it on my own! Nick was working so that meant I had no one to hang out with. I'm not writing this for sympathy, it's just I've realised I'm one of those people who socialises online instead of with actual people - most of my friends have moved away and live far away, and it's not possible to pop out for a drink. I also hate to be the one who sets up a social event - I get quite upset when people can't come, so I just don't bother any more! Even my 30th was quiet - friends at work made a really big deal out of it (thank you!) but my *party* was rather quiet. And over by about 9:30! (Yeah, yeah, I can hear you saying 'what a loser!').
So today I went for a little wander by myself. In fact, I was in town before the shops opened! So I sat in a lovely park in town and read my magazines. And Cheltenham does look pretty when it's sunny...
And at least my big camera came out of the bag...
|Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham|
|The Promenade, Cheltenham|
|Outside the Municipal Buildings, Cheltenham. Pretty flowers.|
|Gustav Holst, a Cheltenham dude. Wrote The Planets.|
|More Imperial Gardens. Not pictured: the rubbish in the overflowing bins!|
Then I sat in the garden for a very long time. Reading everything - including The Machine by James Smythe, which I highly recommend - I haven't finished it yet, but it's really good. It just feels tense the whole way through, makes me shiver.
I love the sun - possibly too much. I'm looking a bit beetroot, so will be covering up tomorrow!