....If I'm unlucky then this could be the weather.
The second new thing going on is what I'm going to do this weekend.
I'm going to the seaside, yeah right I know I'm always there, but this will be different.
I'm going to stay in my Sisters log cabin, I've never been to it before in the five years they've owned it. Sis and I have tried time and time again to get ourselves organised at the same time to be able to go away together. But that has proved impossible.
So this weekend is a bank holiday one which means I've got Monday off. And I had no plans, so the whole three days yawned in front of me.
I thought I want to be see the sea. This need is particularly great at the moment having taking my house off the market and therefore not a hope of getting anywhere close to the sea till next spring.
All this means I'm going to Anglesea by myself for the weekend.
What is unusual about it is I think this it the first time in at least 30 years that I don't have to be responsible for anyone elses needs. No sons wanting things, certainly no partner not having one of those!And no dog needing walking or feeding. Just me looking after just me
So I'm taking a couple of books, a DVD and my walking boots I've got maps to find the best beach nearby, couple of miles walk over the headland, or a couple of minutes by car. I think the walk feels more appealing. Although there is a beach straight in front of the cabin which will be the place I walk Saturday night as my champagne is cooling and my instant meal is cooking.
I've got instructions on the best fish and chip shop in Beaumaris (main town on Anglesea)The name of a pub that I would feel comfortable having a spritzer by myself with my book for company.
So all in all this is a real adventure. If I want I can spend the whole time reading in bed, or walking or swimming of getting completely rat arsed.... it won't matter it's all about what I want to do when I want to do it.
The freedom is intoxicating
And if I find that actually I don't like it then I also have the freedom to get back in my car and come home early.
Don't think I will though,as this is a challenge that I want to succeed at. Cause it's very different to spending weekends alone within the safety of my own home. It's different from all the travelling I do,cause I'm always on my way to see someone I love.
I did go away by myself for my 50th birthday in that I went to Savannah to fulfill a life long ambition to see it. But I knew that after a couple of days my best friend from Philly was flying down to be with me, so I had that to lean on when the isolation got to me.
I won't be able to use the safety net of my computer as there is a mountain in the way which stops any signal getting through.
So it will be me talking to me. So I just hope I make sense to myself!!!!
Pictures next week, these ones are borrowed from other outings