Thursday, 26 April 2012

Rain, Rain go away, come again another day....

Hosepipe ban?? Water shortages?

April showers in moderation are seasonal and expected but as I sit here the hailstones are battering my front windows and the trees at the back are almost bent over double with the gale-like wind that is thrashing and howling outside. The sky is as black as can be and, as we live on a slight incline, there is a deluge of water flowing past my house down to the bottom of the Close and creating a large pond of water. It's freezing and the heating has been switched up a notch.

This time last year we had exceptionally lovely weather and were getting ready for the Royal Wedding - and barbecues.  Have we had our summer do you think in those beautiful sunny days back in January and February?



When we were children, many moons ago,  the old saying "Ne'r cast a clout 'till May is out"  was always a reminder that winter wasn't over yet and our mum would always insist on us keeping our cardigans on or not wearing summer sandals too early - for fear of catching a cold!  Nowadays though we do tend to make the most of any good weather when it arrives - I for one foolishly packed away all my boots and heavy winter coats into our loft about a month ago. Mums always know best!

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  1. Oh yes, mum certainly knows best! would you believe I'm sitting here typing with a hot water bottle on my knees....brrrr. x

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    1. I don't blame you either - I've done the same at times. Patricia

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  2. My mum always said that as well and I'm certainly still wearing winter clothes at the moment! I've seen rnough rain recently to last me quite a long time!

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    1. I heard this morning that we could even have snow in May!

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  3. I remember my mum using that saying too! I keep my stuff handy all year round because you just never know when you will need it.I will be gutted if we have snow in may, we go away for a week to whitby and I am praying for dry weather!

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  4. Yes I've definitely learnt my lesson Anne. Hope you enjoy your trip to Whitby and I'm sure it will be dry for you.

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  5. Brr... my cardigans and jumpers have come out again although I'm holding out against the winter coat at the moment! We did have lovely warm weather this time last year didn't we?:)

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    1. Thanks Rosie for your comment. To top it all our central heating packed up this weekend and we had to wait until today to get it fixed. Patricia

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  6. yep your mum was wise, to get photo's on your sidebar you need to have a flikr account and then upload them to flikr and then add the photo's from flikr widget on your sidebar. (hope that helps)

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    1. Thankyou for that Saphy, I'll give it a go. Patricia

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  7. Your photos are lovely a happy reminder of what nice weather can be like.

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    1. Hopefully things will start improving from now on. Patricia

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  8. What a lovely old saying - gorgeous pictures.

    'hello'

    Nina x

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    1. Hello Nina. Thanks it's always lovely to receive comments. I've just been over to yours and become a new follower as I like what I saw. Patricia

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  9. Hi Patricia thank you for your comment on my blog.Family history is so addictive and I have loved finding out information that was previously unknown to us.I wish I could flesh out more details though other than the birth,marriage and deaths.Having a highway robber ancestor has at least given me lots to research!!

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