Monday, 7 January 2013
return to routine
The holidays are over. We took the student back to university yesterday and we are back to our normal routine. After a week and a half of gentle waking as daylight arrived, we are back to six o'clock alarms - we have two alarm clocks, one each, in case one of us forgets to set the time.
It is so dark at six in the morning and it feels like the middle of the night when I drive down to the station at six thirty. I am lucky I can come home to a mug of coffee, my husband has to cope with commuting. Then its dark again when I pick him up from the station at seven in the evening. Wouldn't it be great if we could have shorter working hours in the dark days of winter so we could be at home for longer - a sort of mini-hibernation. I wonder if it would catch on.