It’s 11C (52F) outside and now You think I’ll tell You how wonderful it feels but it doesn’t. It’s actually nasty cold because the wind is so strong that it’s impossible to enjoy it. Even here indoors it’s cold because it’s actually warm enough for the radiators to shut down and then the wind sort of cools down the cottage and the heat from the stove has problems reaching anywhere.
Like all windy days, as it seems all days this year has been, we went in to the forest on our walk. In there it was calm enough so I could walk with an open jacket but when we passed the open fields I wished I had brought my long scarf Joyce gave me. They say it will calm down until tomorrow though and we might even get some sunshine.
My latest neighbor came out when we were going home and we talked about all the ruins after old cottages we have seen here and all the old tombs. His cat Salmiak were outside and Bertil, that had followed us on our walk hurried away at first. Suddenly he started patrolling the road as if he owned it and Salmiak ran inside. Last time those two met it ended with Salmiak having nasty wounds and Bertil staying indoors for a few weeks🙂 I guess, since Bertil was patrolling, that Bertil won that fight but I could see that this wasn’t over at all🙂
There are plenty of old roads in the forest and I was thinking I should follow some of them one day. But I didn’t today because of Bertil’s warnings.
There is a place in the Forbidden Forest (can be seen from the other side of the creek) where there’s lots of big stones. I wonder if this might be a burial ground?
Bertil warned us for wild hogs all the way we were out walking but we never saw any. But we did see tracks from several piglets in the mud when we were walking back again. I talked as loud as I could in the noise from the wind and thankfully they could hear me. I really don’t want to look a big boar in the eyes again, especially not if there are piglets around🙂
It’s time to make a pot of tea and after that I think I’ll go upstairs and hide behind a warm blanket. I am a bit tired today because I woke up last night with cramps in both thighs and I had huge problems getting rid of it. After that I slept like a baby again but I can’t say I felt especially peppy when I woke up this morning🙂
Have a great day!
Salmiak, not happy to see any of us🙂