Hi Monday! Fancy flying a kite? It's so blowy here today that I've just run out into the garden to check my rubbish dump lawn flamingo hasn't blown away (please don't ask; because he doesn't look as if he'd need much encouragement to have his photo taken). But I'm glad of the wind: it's time to get rid of a few cobwebs. I've been stuck in the house for too long!
I'm itching to take a trip
So eager to encourage myself in my day dreaming that yesterday I did something I've never done before: I bought a travel magazine, just so that I could look at the pictures, and wish. Does that sound daft? I'll be honest: I picked it up during the week, and told myself I didn't need it. I put it back on the shelf in the shop and walked away. But yesterday I changed my mind. I looked out at our grey sky, and the wet pavement, and I thought about blue sea and a far away horizon, and I went back and bought my magazine.
I've been flipping through the pages ever since, so it was worth going back for it; though it's all pie in the sky (that was "pie", not "high"), we don't have any big trips planned. But simply looking at those photos has felt like a journey in itself. AND I learned something new. I found it in an advert, so I've just googled it to make sure it's true. Sure enough: did you know that one in five of us has the so-called "curiosity gene", DRD4 - 7R, which makes us look for adventure and want to discover new things? I guess you might have it, too: if you are here at Memorandum Monday to tell us what you did for the first time at the weekend. And that would also include:
Go on, tell us what you learned that you didn't know before. It's in your genes. Oh, and have a good week!