Wednesday, 16 March 2011

In the Doldrums

'The Doldrums' was the name given by mariners to the Intertropical Convergence Zone, where the weather systems of the northern and southern hemispheres meet. In these tropical latitudes you could (and can) expect to encounter erratic weather - violent storms punctuated by weeks of stagnant calm. So, after weeks of violent upheaval, here we are in the Doldrums, waiting, waiting ...
The car should sell at auction within the next few days; all the final intricacies of tax, banking etc should be settled; the kids should be self-sufficient (!); and all family farewells said by Wednesday next week, after which Terry might just be confident to buy some tickets!

1 comment:

  1. It won't be long before the doldrums will be replaced by the bracing roaring forties - that'll blow your hair back! Is there such a thing as children being self sufficient? :)