Mad Dogs and Englishmen may go out in the midday sun, but British Bloggers stay indoors in winter. I'll explain why.
Right now I'm seeing lots of brave American, Canadian and Scandinavian bloggers out there in the crisp snow, photoshooting for the cause. They may be freezing their designer socks off but they are dry and their hair tends not to be whipping around their cheeks in some kind of crazed combover.
Whereas we British Bloggers mostly stay indoors.
We are putting together posts as best we can, with indoor shots, beauty posts, recipes and post reprises. Yes, our temperatures are warmer, much warmer, relatively speaking. But we have been coping for months with back to back storms, gales, torrential rains. And we haven't been getting outdoors much.
On the occasional dry day we dash out there. Outdoors.
We do what we can on the rain-sodden grass.
We dress up semi-snuggly, here in jeggings and my now-inseparable brown suede waistcoat mate.
The cashmere merino jumper is from Woolovers and has a useful multi-way neckline. It's so simple, you just button up or down, depending on how snug you want to be. Clever, huh?
Yes the latest round of storms are over bar the clearing of the smaller rocks and vraic (seaweed) debris brought over the sea walls. The big rocks have been cleared away to make the roads passable.
The sea defences (simple planks of wood!) have been taken down.
And fortunately TP's car wasn't damaged by flying rocks, though it would have taken a bit of a beating if it hadn't been parked snugly at home during the storms. Pity anyone who left theirs in the coastal car parks.
Whilst the storms are raging, maybe it's best we stay indoors. And take scary selfies!
For as soon as we leave our shelter, THIS happens!
There is no place to hide
I thought I was pretty sheltered here.
But it appears that I wasn't.
Oh BTW, I'm pretty excited to tell you about my new accessory, shown here. A takeaway coffee cup.
I've seen so many ladies on Pinterest accessorising with these babes and I had mug envy. So I accepted a mug at the Waitrose checkout and instead of filling it with free coffee, I took it home for future use. And the time was today. I feel like I'm bang on trend now!
But I did get a froffycoffee in a proper cup.
The golf course is closed. Still. Goes without saying, really. So on would-be golfday Monday we met up with fellow players in the golf club. It was cosy indoors. Think I'm starting to prefer this to actual golf!
But outside, it blew.
It blew my waistcoat inside out!
Think you're getting the picture now. For we British Bloggers, it can be very difficult to find a day when the weather is better than this. So these photos are as good as outdoor photos get.
Forlorn, I go home, all hope of getting even one decent shot now long gone.
Not even Mad Dogs and British Bloggers go out for photoshoots on our mostly windy midwinter days.
And that is why British Bloggers say indoors.
And why British Cats don't even bother to get out of bed!
A la perchoine.