The weather has been really strange here lately. Sort of, torrential rain one minute, and then bright sunshine the next. Nearly everywhere in the country is flooded at the moment, even the archive that I work at looked like it was going to flood at one point. NOT AS PLANNED.
I went to see Theresa in Norwich for the weekend, and luckily the train lines I wanted to take weren't flooded like a lot of the others. It was a very pleasant weekend all round. We baked a lemon drizzle cake in honour of it being my birthday this Tuesday:
And because I'm in a very photo'y mood at the moment: here are some more photos of my weekend (sans cake):
I was reading this very interesting book that Theresa had, called Counting Sheep. It's one of those scientific books that are written for the lay-person to read, and is about the science of sleep. It's absolutely fascinating; I think I'm going to have to buy my own copy so I can finish reading it.
One of the main points of this book is that in today's electric light / 24hr society, no-one gets enough sleep. And if you think about it, you will rarely get the 8 hours of sleep that you're supposed to get, and you are always slightly tired during the day. We all think this is normal, but it's not. Sleep has been relegated to something that takes up time we could be doing something else, and is boring and lazy. Sleep should be enjoyable. Sleep is enjoyable. And necessary. We just need to learn to do it more. And so, starting from today, I am going to go to sleep extra early and not be tired any more. The plan is to get 10 hours a night for the next few weeks, until I've cleared my sleep backlog, and then to get the 8 hours a night that I really should be getting from then on out. Let's see how long it lasts before I start going to bed too late again.
Right, well. It's my bedtime. See ya.