So today, in light of the advertised Sunday markets being closed due to the inclement weather, I headed to the local shopping centre for some breakfast and a browse.
Given the weather was hideous, I expected to have to battle for a carpark and spend hours going round and round in circles. Imagine my surprise when I got a carpark, straight off. Feeling pleased with myself, I locked the car and found my way to the nearest entrance.
Only to find, the shops were all shut. Until 10am. It was 9.07am. Nearly an hour to kill before I could even get a coffee, wandering an empty shopping centre. Eventually, I discovered one coffee shop open in the food court (have I ever told you how much I detest food courts?). I ordered my coffee and raison toast from the surly ‘barista’ and found a seat. Taking out my book, I settled in to wait out my time before the shops opened, noticing as I sat down the couple of little sparrows hopping about inside the building. ‘So cute,’ I thought.
I was halfway through my coffee when I noticed it. A bright yellow, white and brown splotch on my jeans. On closer inspection, I realised what it was. Bird poop. The little sparrows I had just been admiring had pooped on me!
So, my day wasn’t turning out too successfully, so far, and it wasn’t even 10 o’clock yet!
After picking up some supplies, I made my way back to the unit and, after checking no rogue sparrows had taken up residence there too, spent the afternoon reading and writing, drinking tea and, later, wine.
I took a lovely walk in the rain to get some take-away Indian, chatted to a lovely lady with her toddler and baby and walked back in the rain with my steaming bag of food. More wine 🙂 And now some tv and then a nice read in bed, looking forward to another day tomorrow.
I think I may just be starting to unwind 🙂