.... has now given way, at least for the time being, to some very cold weather. It was at least bright today, but the air was bitterly cold. I'm keeping an eye on the longer range forecast, with particular interest in the weekend after next when I have to make my way back home. Having to drive long distances in the dark is not my favourite occupation, but if wintery weather can be kept out of the equation, that will certainly help.
..... this time in Cambridge. So far I've managed to avoid the floods, although there was a lot of water lying in the fields as I journeyed down on Sunday.
Still not really feeling back to 100% after the shingles laid me low, although things are certainly better than they were a week ago.
I've two full weeks (6 days each) to work here in Cambridge, then it's heading for home and a well-earned rest, with hopefully a chance fully to get over the various ailments which have plagued me since my return from Hong Kong. Let's hope the weather will not turn too wintery and make travelling difficult as it has done the last two years at this time.
.... in my recovery from Shingles, but it is improving gradually.
The lovely spell of weather has certainly helped to lift the spirits .... it's peaked just over 25c most days this week, with lovely autumn sunshine all day long. A rest, lying in the sunshine has been part of my attempts to fight off the ailments. It's much easier to feel positive when the sun's shining!
This cactus is always a mass of flowers at this time of the year.
.... this last week, as I succumbed to a cocktail of illness during my last week in HK. The most difficult has been Shingles, from which I am very slowly recovering now. The journey home was very arduous when feeling so ill and I was very glad not to be making it alone, as I normally have to do.
The house and garden have plenty of colour to welcome us home, the Acer is in good form this autumn, as usual. I'll hopefully post some other shots in the next few days.
..... this week, with longer journeys to and from work, and extra evening paperwork to do as it's the last week all add up to leaving little time for anything else! The end is in sight, however, so it's time to start preparing for departure.
I've not had a moment to get out and about with the camera this week, unfortunately .... it's more or less dark by the time I get back to the hotel in the evening, anyway.
I'm looking forward to some home comforts now .... although the thought of morning temperatures of 3c is not an inviting prospect!
..... and the chance to wind down after a very busy week indeed. The time will not be entirely free, however, as I have to pack up all my stuff tomorrow and move to a different hotel for the final week of this tour. Of the various accommodations I get when working in Hong Kong the current hotel is far and away my preferred option, so I will be sorry to have to swap it for a downtown hotel where the view consists of a vertical wall of the adjacent tower block. Having had the majority of the time out here, I can't complain, I guess.
Looking at the weather back home, it seems I'll be returning to about 5c min. and 12c max. next weekend - that's going to be something of a shock to the system! It's not really been below 20c since I've been out in Hong Kong. The thought of winter just around the corner is somewhat depressing - I'm not a fan of winter!
Have you sampled any of the live recordings of choral music featured on the Moments Musicaux page of the website?
Or there's a Christmas Carol selection available here.
Michel - just an ordinary guy, I guess. A musician by trade and into 'techy' things as 'relaxation'. Originally from the UK, but resident in France for 13 years.
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