The sun is shining today, and it looks much more like Spring with a capital S. Down by the sea, yesterday and today, there was evidence of the rough weather we had at the weekend. Two beach huts had been blown to pieces, literally, and had had their contents strewn across Hove Lawns. There were bits of roof, doors, sun loungers, deck chairs and assorted personal items all around - looking rather sad. The roof of one hut had buried itself in the grass, so must have landed with quite some force. And along the sea wall buttresses of shingle had built up on the sea side, with islands of pebbles and shells thrown over onto the Promenade side. There was an empty Lobster Pot marooned on the beach, just the one, and great hillocks of shingle had barricaded the steps. That's about as much drama as we like in Hove - and now the sea is looking very well-behaved again, with sun sparkling on the little waves and seagulls strutting about as if they own the place, just as normal.
I heard a very funny comment on Terry Wogan this morning - though I'm sure it wasn't intended to be. The subject was drivers who are ignoring the signs of tiredness - like yawning! I do wonder who they are talking to sometimes. Hands up those of you who don't know that yawning is a sign of tiredness. Give me strength!
I'm off in a minute (when I can screw up the courage) to look at a couple of cars for sale. I need to change my ancient Fiat Punto (13 years old) for a newer model. I'm sure that not all second hand Car Dealers are crooks, but as I have become pretty much invisible as I've got older, I may need some moral support, or something to make me more visible (lipstick?). I have asked one of my male BBFs to come along and give it the once over if I find anything I like. Heaven knows if that will make any difference, but I'll feel better about it I think. Wish me luck..