Hello there! Welcome to another edition of Storytelling Sunday hosted by the wonderfully talented Sian. You can find her residing at her blog 'High in the Sky'.
The theme is Back to School...
Like many, I have my rituals of getting ready for a new term of school. Even though I left as a student a long time ago, now I work in education I still want to buy the new shoes, bag and new season clothing.
I'm a real Autumn baby, I love the rich earthy and jewel tones that we often associate with Autumn, the cooler weather and the wearing of big fluffy woolly jumpers.
I'm afraid I am that person who delights in the ritual of putting away the summer clothes and re-arranging the wardrobe ready for tweed, wool and teal...
Anticipating the chilly mornings with my opaque tights at the ready, buffing up the boots and looking forward to a healthy cheek glow.
You see, having a typical Celtic appearance I just don't enjoy the hot summer days. I can't sit outside without the fear of my skin frazzling like pork cracking! I don't go anywhere without my factor 30. My hideous bunions protrude from sandals. The sun gives me a headache and the grass and pollen the sneezes....so you can understand my relief when the days start to shorten and the dew turns to frost.
So with my school diary covered, my cardi at the ready, my school bag packed, I'll be skipping to school on Monday ready to brace myself with the sight of my colleagues desperately trying to eek out the summer months with their bare golden tanned arms. Painted toenails peeking out of their delicate sandals....moaning about how cold it is in the chilly classrooms whilst I quietly nod and agree feeling smug and warm wrapped in my new jewel layers.