Since March done many fell walks in Lake District, North Pennines, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. Last week 6 days in Scotland. Scotland I was trouser based for walking, not for other activities there, then skirted. The other fell walks has been a mixture of 4 different walking clubs or on our own. Most of our own walks I was skirted, the settled weather lent it self for that. I do not do club walks in a skirt. One or two photos have appeared on my Twitter account.
In Scotland only managed to get one high fell walk in due to weather. Day of travel and next day were good, so day 2 we got in Ben Lomond via Ptarmigan Ridge.
Also had 5 days in Cambridge and surrounding area in May. That week was a tourist week, where we chill out and not do what is standard for us. Visited numerous historic houses, Anglesey Abbey, Walpole Estate, Audersley End House, Ickworth and other places like Ely and Cathedral along with Bury St Edmunds. Skirted the entire week, all times including Ely Cathedral tower. Caulke Abbey as we returned.
Any hassle on our 3 holiday excursions whilst skirted was no different to ususal. Most carry on, many intereact in conversation, a few momentary stares, and a few who make it known they find it amusing. One or two very obvious rebukes, like tossing of head backs and tutting but they only happened in places I tend to expect, religious buildings and one or two National Trust properties and not by visitors, actual representatives. I always get at National Trust properties some element of negativity from one or two of its representatives, mostly nudging each other and pointing, or you can tell by their body language and peeping around door ways or obsticles between us both with the occassional smirks. At two properties two volunteers refused to speak to me, one in 2017 and one in 2016 when I approached so on the second occassion I complained and on the day I was allowed to speak to senior management. That was in 2017. This year on our way back from Cambridge whilst at Caulke Abbey,
Had one or two meals out when not on holiday, as usual all OK, a few minor glances but nothing to get uperty about, theater, seen Black Dyke Brass Band at both a theater and Cathedral. Our summer music society is as always, some people chat, some don't but then that happens in all walks of life.
No DIY done at home. We have had a very good summer here in the UK. Cold long winter, Spring came in April very warm followed by a breif spell of snow again but by end of April we started on what was to be a long dry and hot spell. It finally broke in early August and this last week been fairly wet. So we have made the most of it.
Very shortly I am doing 2 weeks Jury Service which I am not looking forward too. I hear to many times you sit around and don't get called up. Sitting around for me is something I do not do. Will I be skirted, well I am going to make a few calls with officials, not on that aspect but for layout, parking etc. You hear of instances when Jury memebers are approached by outsiders and seeing me in a skirt in court makes me an obvious recogniseable target so I am at the moment going to er on the side of caution and blend in rather than appear to make a statement. Will let you know if I do go skirted.