Monday, 12 April 2010
On tour with Kurt
Kurt, Mr T and I went out this weekend. It was good, somehow being able to just jump in the car and drive to beach makes me less panicky about having to spend all day there. As I'm born and brought up in Northern Europe I have a dedication to the sun that Australians don't have, when the sun is out, I have to be in it. There is something in my soul that makes me feel very jumpy, uncomfortable and aggressive when it's sunny and I'm indoors. It's OK if it's a workday, as you have to do your job and for most of us that work is done indoors.
However if it's the weekend and it's sunny I get stressed just by waking up and not being in the sun. That behaviour is quite a hazard here, first off all there is a lot more sun and the sun is so much stronger that I quickly turn a bright lobster red even thought I'm wearing a solid Spf 30 everytime I leave my house. So I'm trying to learn a new sun behaviour, which is hard as the sun worshipping has been passed down through generations in my family.
I notice a small changes, slowly, I don't want to be on the beach or sitting in the sun during the hottest hours of the day, I prefer this autumn sun we have been having to the bright harsh and hot summer sun. Sitting on the beach this weekend has been truly marvellous, the sun has been soft and kind and a light breeze was been flowing. We brought a cool bag with lunch and everything. Very organised. Having Kurt makes everything so much easier. We even went to the hardware store to buy rope.
The rope that goes in the car. Not everyone knows about the rope that goes in the car as they haven't attended Martins Car school or Martins Onion Chopping school or the slightly more advanced Martins Iron School. But basically what you learn in Martins Car school is
1. You have to have 2 types of rope in the car at all times. One plastic, one natural fibre
2. How to get a drivers licences.
Now as you all know I haven't progressed to level 2 with the actual license, but I now own not 2 but 3 different types of rope that is kept in the car.