Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Today, spring finally arrived in Birmingham, and with it came the daffodils. They are everywhere, golden and sunny and happy, nodding in the wind and lightening my heart.

I walked into the Medschool this afternoon, and felt just like Wordsworth:

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Everywhere you look, they are there. In gardens, canal side, next to playing fields, on roundabouts – friendly, joyous daffodils. They make me smile and start getting ready for warmer weather!

Not that I need it in this house – we have no tumble dryer and as the British weather is being particularly bipolar at the moment, we’re drying everything inside on radiators. This is fine in the winter when it’s freezing, but now it’s getting warmer…

I think today’s weather excelled in it’s erratic-ness. Sunshine and blue skies to grey, overcast and raining in 5 minutes, no joke. I walked to the stationary shop at the corner of our road in blazing sunshine, bought some coloured paper, and had to run home through the rain. Crazy stuff!

The coloured paper is for my paediatric poster, for a viva on Friday. Yeah, it’s not finished yet, but I have spent all evening mounting the different sections on different coloured card. What a thrilling adventure my life is!


Tall Medstudent said...

Today, the ground wasn't frozen, when I left for class in the morning... that was a first for this year. It meant walking through lots of mud. :(

Anna said...

mud, mud, glorious mud! nothing quite like it for cooling the blood!

it's times like that when I wish I was small again - making mud pies and monster footprints in the mud in the garden...

not so good for traipsing into medschool. sigh.

Tall Medstudent said...

Mud pies, maybe that's what I should have for dessert tonight.