only the tourists stop and ask me if i need a lift these days. the neighbours only stop if i look injured or to say hello. it was freezing. i think too it depends which direction the wind is going as to which bit is the coldest. and if it is the start, then i freeze and it takes longer to warm up. it was so windy in one bit yesterday i got physically blown around. and i also had washed my hair so it wasnt up which was mental. i couldnt see where i was going at all. then i got over the hump of the hill and around the corner and i was almost mediterranean lol it is raining and windy again today so i may have to do some serious body weight exercises instead. i cant sprint up the hill to minimise getting rained on as my ankle is still a bit iffy and they have diverted all the traffic past our house coz of a slip on the main road. so even tho we are 3 odd ks from the main road, up a few dirt roads, we suddenly have cars all over the place.