Dazzling sights to take your breath away.

December 15, 2005

I went outside for a break about a hour ago and the sunset was just amazing. The view isn’t great from the back of our offices so I went into the park to watch. It was so lovely, the sky was beautiful, pinks and blues with deep gold at the bottom where the sun was setting. The bare tree branches were silhouetted against it, a stark contracst against the glorious colour of the sky. Absolutely stunning.

It hit me as I was stood there, in the darkening evening light, leaning on a big tree just watching the sunset that I have really been feeling jaded at the moment. I feel like I spend my life in darkness or artificial light at the moment and the beauty of the moment really took my breath away.

Turning around and going back into work was really hard, but as I walked beneath the trees, the leaves under my feet made that wonderful ‘scrunch’ sound which always lifts my heart and I came back into work with a smile on my face and a spring in my step.

On a different note it is Round Two of the company pub quiz tonight. Round One was in October and our team of 4 ‘The Shining Wits’ came 2nd. The team that won had 8 people in it! This time our team has the allowed maximum of 6 people and they only have 5 so it might be a close run thing. The heckling and taunts have started in earnest with the other team trying to get me to turn traitor and go on their team. As if! I will be the only female with 5 men and I like it that way. Apparently they have me on the team to answer questions about flowers, bunnies, kitten and other girlie things but I remember being a bit more useful than that last time. It is bound to be a laugh though (one of the guys on the opposite team just jumped out from behind a post making a L with his fingers and chanting “loooooser, looooooser” so I can see we are all going to be grown up about this)!

Hope you all have a fun filled evening wherever you are.


  • Reply Doug December 15, 2005 at 6:47 pm

    I’m glad you are having a nice day. It’s snowing here with the chance of almost an inch of ice. Fun driving ahead.

  • Reply allison December 15, 2005 at 8:05 pm

    I LOVE crunchy leaves!!!

    Ooh…and sunsets. I especially like watching them from an airplane window.

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