Back to the weather

I recently wrote about the three-day Summer we enjoyed last week. Of course, I should have kept my mouth shut, (or keyboard untouched) as it has come back to haunt me.

The weather girl mentioned ‘April showers’. I don’t know what she thinks April showers are, but in my book they do not include thunderstorms, hailstones, or nine hours of constant heavy rain. It is almost May, and we have had to put the heating back on in Beetley. The washed clothes are back in the tumble drier, or hung on an inside airer, and it is taking Ollie hours to dry out after his walks.

My umbrella has replaced the dog-walking stick, and the mud is back. With a vengeance. I would like to give the grass on the back lawn a first cut of the season, but it is either too wet, or actually raining. Not a good idea to cut wet grass in the rain, using an electric mower. By the time I get a chance to do it, I will probably have to start off with a machete, it is so high.

The long winter continues, for so many of us. I hear from some American and Canadian bloggers that they still have snow, so at least we are spared that. I have two cameras fully-charged, but no intention of posting yet more photos of mud, and flooded rivers.

It was rather cruel of nature, to give us that all-too brief taste of Summer.

63 thoughts on “Back to the weather

    1. Sunny and warm earlier here too, Abbi. But not tomorrow, apparently.
      They are saying 18 and sunny for the weekend. That will be nice, if it happens.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  1. I hate when you say something and jinx it and life comes back to haunt your ass! I recently talked about this just yesterday. Well my words were a bit different, I said “When you ask life, what else could go wrong? It comes back and screws you in the ass!” I hope you are filled with sunshine and beautiful days soon.😍💙🌈 Great Post, Pete!😘

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  2. We did manage to get the lawns cut in that brief sunny interlude. (Well not me, but you know what I mean.) And we were further west in Cornwall this week and actually had a couple of dry and pleasant days. And today has been better than expected. So I think we’re having it easier than you at the moment. But then it’s harder for you, being in one of drier parts of the country, while we’re in one of the wettest. Hope it dries up for you soon!

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  3. Our weather is quite cool here too, Pete. I noticed the shops have heavier winter clothing than usual this year. I don’t know if this is the current trend or a sign of things to come. Ug! We are not equipped for cold weather here at all.

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    1. It finally stopped raining here around dawn. Well over 24 hours of continuous rain. (Sorry, I mean ‘April Showers’) It is forecast to be ‘Showery, some heavy’ today. We know what that means. 🙂
      Cheers, Pete.

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    1. I well remember how the heat is different in London, so feel that pain, Ian. But it is usually 4-5 degrees less here, and more so in places like Beetley. After little decent weather since last October, I am really feeling that sense of ‘weather isolation’. I seriously need a break from this crap mate!
      Cheers, Pete.

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  4. Bummer! ;( ‘April showers’ was far too kind, ‘January deluge’ would have been a better forecast! Our forecasters miss it here pretty often too, but not this week. We also had three days of summer which was forecasted and we got up to over 80 degrees. Back to ‘normal’ today as predicted: cooler, overcast and a little rain. With lots of rain coming this weekend. Oh well. It beats thunderstorms and hail! Hoping you get dry and sunny again soon!

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    1. I know. Forecast for a pasting all weekend, and more next week. Still tipping down here this evening, so it’s been raining for almost twelve hours now. 😦
      But they are only ‘April showers’ of course. Grrr…

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  5. Take heart, Pete! The Summer will come and people will be complaining about the heat and seeking relief from the glaring Sun. It is a seasonal tradeoff and people are ever so fickle.

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  6. We are blessed with some real summer like weather here in the Canadian West. But now we are facing the threat of severe flooding because of the unusual amounts of snow accumulated on the nearby mountains. As you can see there is no such thing as a perfect world. Best wishes! Peter

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    1. Unpredictable indeed. At least with your truck, you get to see some variety, I suppose. I did have shorts and soft shoes on for three days last week. Thankful for the break from boots and rain-wear.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. April showers here Pete, though yesterday the showers were early in the morning and late in the evening so we had a pretty good time in between. I’m thinking that maybe you should be looking to move again. Sounds like Beetley is the wettest place in East Anglia!

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    1. They keep banging on about how dry it is in this region. (Including Suffolk and Essex)
      Makes me want to box their ears! Julie wouldn’t contemplate moving now, with three of her children and a grandson in Norfolk. Left to me, I might consider Arizona! 🙂
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  8. I was going to say summer, or at least spring, is back today but when I sat down at the keyboard I see big gery clouds gathering so I guess another April shower is about to dumped on us. I’m off to Canada tomorrow, fortunately not to where there is still snow. My cousin emailed a few days ago to say the weather is perfect – sunny, about 20 degrees – but when I checked the forecast it looks set to change the minute I get there and go back down to about 10 degrees. Packing is proving difficult – for every pair of shorts I’m putting in jeans, for every teeshirt, in goes a warm jumper. And you can bet your bottom dollar the moment I leave this country the weather will be glorious!

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