A brief day of sunshine between the storms yesterday and I was keen to get out and make the most of it. My familiar 'caged beast' January feelings have been exacerbated by our village being increasingly marooned as the floodwaters of the Thames have risen and risen. Two of the three roads out were closed to traffic this week, necessitating wild detours and lots of extra car time.
So it was a welcome relief to set out from the house on two feet and with no queues. And to feel the warmth of the sunshine on my back.
But I have a feeling it's going to be a while before things get back to normal along the river.