Up early, coffee downed and a roundabout journey around quiet roads before hitting the A1184 from Bishops Stortford to Harlow. Gone are the bridleways and byways for a while and here to stay for a while is the boredom and aggression of main roads. There were spits and spots of rain when I started out but nowhere near enough to saturate me. It was brief and I was treated to a mild, mostly dry morning.
So mild that it was warmer out than inside my building. The broken heating and the high ceilings make it hard to heat with the miniature oil filled heaters that we’re being given. We’re still waiting for a new building to be signed off for construction. In the meantime, we have to wait for, “the solutions that we’re [the hierarchy] working hard to help you with…”. Blablabla, no money, blabla inane generic non comittal answer blabla
The ride back to the van was an unusual October epic. The wind had got up and was behind me. Not so unusual for Autumn you say but it was NINETEEN MOTHER FLIPPIN DEGREES! CELSIUS!!! What a bonus and definitely the medicine that I needed after another crappy day of frustration and dissatisfaction. I was toasty in my 2 thin layers up top and took my time, letting the breeze blow me along as I basked in the warmth on offer, blasting back along the A1184 feeling sorry for all the people in their cars.
If only it could last more than a couple of days. While the same temperatures are forecast tomorrow, heavy rain is moving in and I have a late finish writing my coursework so I’ll be driving (ugh!)