For reasons not worth going into, I've been awake since 4.30 this morning and had breakfast at Bristol Airport at 6am. So as I write this short blog entry on Friday evening I'm falling a sleep. It's only 7.30pm and so dark and wet out there, it must be December.
As many blogees have already written this week, the weather is miserable, miserable, miserable. I haven't been birding properly for weeks now as the impetus just isn't there to get wet. But I think this weekend I'll force myself out onto the Somerset Levels. Watch this space, certainly some of the autumn migrants are amassing. Lots of juvenile warblers about. Significantly I've not seen a house martin for a few days, which would be a very early departure if they've gone.
So just to cheer us all up, I thought you may like to see sunshine. This is the view from my new office at BBC Bristol. It's great as I have a crows nest view of the comings and goings of BBC staff out of the "back gate" I took it on Wednesday soon after returning from a leaving lunch. Clifton in Bristol is Meeja land and Planet Pizza is almost a BBC canteen. For £3.95 a quarter pizza and salad is a bargain for lunch (not so the £3.49 sausage roll at Bristol Airport - a true airline culinary feast prepared with the finesse I'd expect!!!!!).
But with the bill at Planet Pizza one always gets ...... jelly beans. (Doesn't everyone photo jelly beans?)