Therefore all seasons shall be sweet to thee,
Whether summer clothe the general earth
With greeness, or the redbreast sit and sing
Betwixt the tufts of snow on the bare branch
Of mossy apple-tree, while the nigh thatch
Smokes in the sun-thaw; whether the eave-drops fall
Heard only in the trances of the blast,
Or if the secret ministry of frost
Shall hang them up in silent icicles,
Quietly shining to the quiet Moon.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Your mind is a weapon!

I got back from Sussex yesterday but haven't felt very well so decided to take a leaf out of Janet's book when she is short of time or inspiration. I clicked on the personality test on her blog and this is what it came up with.
Your Personality Profile

You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant.
Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle.
You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.

For you, comfort and calm are very important.
You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection.
You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.

I can tell you that one thing my mind certainly isn't right now is a weapon!! More like a piece of rather soggy cotton wool.

I had a great time in Sussex and the course was the most enjoyable yet, but the journey home was pretty awful. The weather was OK until I got to Northampton which is where I'd decided that if it was dry I'd use the motorway but if the forecast heavy rain had started I'd use the A roads instead, slower but safer. It was still dry so onto the motorway I went and five minutes later the heavens opened! Motorway driving in heavy rain is not one of the world's great pleasures - but the die was cast so on I went, slow and steady at 60mph on the inside lane instead of my usual 80ish. I tottered into the house feeling like a piece of limp dishrag and am still recovering. Bilbo Baggins was absolutely delighted to see me and nearly flattened me when I walked through the door. Tonight the weather is wet and windy - I think autumn is finally with us after the balmy Indian Summer.

This is a picture of the South Downs taken on the road between South Harting and Midhurst. More about Sussex over the weekend.


Remiman said...

Glad your home safe and sound!
I hate driving in the driving rain too.

Anonymous said...

I hate driving on motorways in the rain too, I'm glad you arrived home safely. I enjoyed your photo of the South Downs, it's still so green and lush looking. I look forward to hearing about your course, and hope you will soon be feeling better.xo
Thank you so much for the encouraging comment on my blog.xo

Kelli said...

Welcome back from your trip!

That was one short quiz!! This is what I got:

You are dependable, popular, and observant.
Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.
In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.

You are unique, creative, and expressive.
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.
And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

I'm not sure how much of it is true...LOL


Naturegirl said...

Rowan you need a soft candle a bath of laveneder and a warm cup of herbal tea to warm both your body and spirt!Wrap your self in the luxury of the relaxing aromatic soothing bath.

Remiman said...

I'm not sure if this will print out correctly! Any way this is my personnality quiz result:

You are funky, outdoorsy, and down to earth.
While you may not be a total hippie...
You're definitely one of the most free spirited people around.

You are very impulsive - every day is a new adventure.
However, you do put some thought behind all your actions.
Still, you do tend to shock and offend people from time to time.

I think it's too close for comfort. ;-)

I love the picture of "South Downs".
It will make a great screen saver.

Daisy Lupin said...

The motorways can be quite frightening in heavy downpours, especially when the heavy lorries go rushing by. Yes, I think autumn is definitly with us at last. Hoope you can take it easy and relax over the coming weekend.

Janet said...

Those quickie test/quiz things sure do come in handy, don't they? I like your description very much.

Driving in rain is not my cup of tea. The freeways here in CA are not where you would want to be during a rain storm. People drive crazier than usual! I try to avoid it at all costs. I love the photo of the South green and lush looking.

jellyhead said...

Hi Rowan,

Thanks so much for saying hello on my blog :)

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to Sussex. Loved the greenery in the photo, too.