It’s wet and windy here on Walton’s Mountain, in fact it’s ‘Blown-a-gale’ as they say round these parts. Actually according to Saen the weather man on TV, we are getting the tale end of some rather aggressive hurricane that has been annoying our friends in America of late. Okay guys, share and share alike, but this is one we didn’t really want to be part of.
All jokes aside, we really are blessed in our little isle that we don’t usually suffer extremes in weather, oh we moan about the weather, in fact it really is a national past time, something we Brits are known for worldwide, our unfailing ability to moan about the weather.
Get any number of us together and someone is bound to mention the weather. If the sun is splitting the sky and there isn’t a cloud in sight then there must be a hose pipe ban somewhere and ‘Oh it’s far too hot’, ‘We could do with some rain’, ‘What’ll the poor farmers do, no water for the fields’, ‘The gardens will dry out and die, oh it’s a mess’……………
When it is raining of course then we have the proverbial field day (all be it a muddy one!), ‘Just look at that rain’, ‘Raining cats and dogs’, ‘never bloody stops does it’, ‘rain, rain, always raining here’, ‘just look at that mud, mud everywhere, tracking it all over the house, damn rain, mud everywhere’, ‘urgh rain again, so depressing, so miserable’……….
Then there is snow. Now this one is a bone of contention isn’t it. We all love the jolly snowman, Christmas carols, twinkly crystal beauty of it all, but boy oh boy can we get some moans in, bet your ass we can – ‘Can’t drive anywhere in this snow’, ‘So damn cold’, ‘It’s not the right type of snow, this isn’t Switzerland’, ‘Such a hassle’, ‘What do you mean, it looks beautiful, it’ll be slush tomorrow, mark my words’………
Bet you’ve mentally added quite a few more comments to those in your own head haven’t you?
I never used to think much about what people said about the weather. Just one of those things, I was just as guilty as the next person in moaning about it. But over the past year or so there have been so many dreadful natural disasters around the world that it stopped me in my tracks. I try not to moan about the weather. Oh I might think, ‘Rats can’t go for a run in this rain’ or have a dig on my blog about losing power and stuff like that. But really I have changed my weather tune. I now look on it as a blessing that it is okay, it may be pretty shitty now and then, but hey it isn’t killing anyone round these parts. So I try not to let myself moan, stop myself before I become too British about the whole thing.
I’m looking out at the rain just now, the wind is blown-a-gale, maybe I’ll just make a cup of tea and stay on the computer, I’ll run tomorrow……
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