There’s good cause to get up early during the autumn and winter months – I’m not talking about the crack of brunch, or just in time to catch the end of the Today program on the radio – I mean EARLY, like way before the sun comes up.
When it’s a toss-up between setting the alarm clock for a few hours after you go to bed, or just staying awake all night.
For a start, nobody else is up (apart from the milkman and the occasional dirty stop-out).
It kind of feels like you’ve got the planet to yourself.
There are no crowds, no commuters, no spluttering engines, just that dawn chorus of birdsong and the sound of your own footsteps.
It’s the point when the new day still thinks it’s last night and the eerie low light tells your body clock that you should be in bed.
When the air is cold, crisp and fresh, and before it’s had the chance to get all polluted and smelly – it tastes like it’s just been exhaled from the lungs of the trees for you.
Aaaaaah, you can’t beat that.
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