This morning I managed to get up, dressed and out of the house before I had time to think myself out of my plan to start swimming again.
Before I'd reached the end of the road the effort was justified by the discovery of this delightful local artefact:
Its one way to communicate, I suppose.
I was in the pool by 8.30, did more lengths than I'd told myself would justify the effort, and felt great. I always know that I'll find it energising and relaxing - so why do I put it off for so long?
I did then have to walk through town and shop with the haggard-googley goggle eyes. Which is the greater vanity: being too aware of the goggle eye effect, or not being able to bring myself to wear sunglasses to hide it, despite the bright sunshine, because its only just March for goodness sake?
And its exceedingly chilly, despite the sunshine. The ducks are all keeping their beaks well tucked in.
At least, I assume they do this for warmth?
Either that, or its some form of duck yoga.
Unless they too, of course, are trying to hide googley goggle eyes.