The benefits of jet lag

Breakfast by the fire in the library

Up at 4.40AM, the first one at breakfast – this has never happened before. (Is it wrong that I’m posting this picture primarily to annoy people who have so little to get mad about that they get mad about Instagram? Under the whiny baby category, see also these Oprah Winfrey fans.)

It’s nearly 8.30AM now and still pitch black here, reminding me of one of the things I found most troubling about living in northern Europe. I’m waiting for the sun to rise, as Ireland will be having a partial solar eclipse this morning. (Thanks to Shefaly Yogendra for the tip!)