Being sure that pushing on through the first day (landing in London at 11:30 pm Alberta time/6:30 am local time) would set us up for one long, potentially exhausting but jet-lag busting day, I have been increasingly disappointed by my body/brain's inability to adapt.
Suffice it to say, I haven't been sleeping extremely well, but I'm coping with it in the way I cope with most irritating bodily/mind disfunctions: I choose to ignore it and push on, being sure that one fine day I will awaken refreshed and revived, the affliction being gone.
Ah, well. In spite of blood sugar & fatigue regulated mood swings, I've been able to enjoy Hawkshead & Beatrice Potter's house, several good rambles around Kendal, and a Harvest Service in Sedbergh.
Tonight we had a lovely Engagement Anniversary dinner at the French restaurant up the street, and tomorrow our charming hostess is taking us to the Wensleydale Cheese Factory in Hawes, where Wallace & Gromit's cheese comes from.
There was a rumour circulating that we'd drive back through Sedbergh to browse a bit in some of those old book shops.
And so another day in Kendal ends and in a few minutes we'll begin chasing sleep once more.
One lives in hope.