“Pray don’t talk to me about the weather, Mr. Worthing.
Whenever people talk to me about the weather,
I always feel quite certain that they mean something else.
And that makes me quite nervous.”
― Oscar Wilde
Well, we were warned that it was to be a cold wet and windy day. Apparently there is a southerly storm creeping across the country and nowhere will be immune from it’s effects. I guess that’s one of the things about living in a small long and narrow country. Sometimes one just can’t get away from the storm.
Well, as you know I’m a pluviophile and I’m English and like walking in the rain so I got ready for today’s walk. But discretion took over. The wind is close to gale force at present and I was told in no uncertain terms to say inside. So that I did and no walking today.
But today was supposed to be called A Word on Wednesday. You all know how I love words and get very excited when I find a new one. Well yesterday I found one –
Peregrinate – to travel or journey especially on foot. Henry James had this to say about peregrinate – “But I seem to travel, to peregrinate less and less and so I am reduced to living on my past accumulations” But not for me. I propose to keep walking and finding ever new places to see.
And now after lunch with a friend it’s 4pm and the sun is shining. The only thing we haven’t had today in Wellington is snow, but we are promised the gale force southerly tonight, so who knows.
And just because I love this, I offer it to you.