Saturday, 15 March 2014
Just lately I feel that I am seizing up physically. I'm getting very little exercise during the day as changes to my job have made it more and more sedentary. At one time that perhaps wouldn't have mattered but now I can't afford to get stiff. It takes longer to ease off! So for the past few days, since we're having a spell of dry and brighter weather, I have made myself take a brisk walk at lunchtime. I realise I am lucky that such a walk can be taken in such lovely surroundings. Not everyone gets to walk round a World Heritage Site in their lunch hour.
On Friday I had to run the gauntlet of the flock of geese that have made Saltaire their home these past couple of years. The collective noun is 'a gaggle of geese' - and I can only describe their attitude to me as 'gaggling': intense surveillance coupled with an odd little clucking noise that might have been goose laughter...