Dear Mother Nature
I know it must be challenging having one planet with two hemispheres and reversed seasons. Are you confused? I think you must be, as I sit here staring out the window to yet another day of rain.
I feel a bit pushy for reminding you of this, but today is 1 December 2010. In Melbourne. It is the first day of summer. Where is the sun?
I do want my heart to skip lightly to bright whites and lobster, and sarongs and sun hats but instead I find myself attracted to this:
because who needs windows when its always dark outside.
and wanting to sleep more than usual, here:
to nurse my flu \ cold. Did I mention my cold? Oh, I think my cold, and the cold and flu that half my office has, have come about because it is the first day of summer and it is still raining and cold. Just like it has been since April. Sorry to mention it again.
Anyway this weather is making me turn to boho Dickensian dark and moody interiors, like this:
and this, which has given me quite a lot of pleasure lately:
And also I have a hankering for a bit of 1940's wartime to get me through this wet spell, wearing of course my new Persol spectacles from the man section at OPSM.
I now have something suitably wartime to watch on DVD, the film of the wonderful book Enigma by Robert Harris about codebreakers at Bletchley Park in the UK during WWII.
Here is a code breaker Kate Winslet style. This is what I would look like codebreaking:
And here is the real thing. I probably wouldn't look so much like these women, clever and brave as they are:
Last year these amazing women were finally recognised by the UK government. If you have not seen or read Enigma you really must.
Perfect for this grim, rainy weather.
(Images: (1)(2) Scanlon & Theodore (3) (5) Airspace (4) Bodie and Fou (6) Michael Paul (8) via Daily Mail)