Sunday, 3 August 2008

Stormy Weather

I woke this morning around 4.30 am, the rain was coming in through the open window and splashing onto my face. Now, several hours later, and nothing much has changed. The wind is roaring in the trees and making the washing line outside my window hum a magical tune. The rain continues in a misty, cloudy sort of way, you know the kind that penetrates right through to the skin. Luckily for me my canine friend Hamish hates the cold and the rain, thus saving me a trip around the lane.


Having said that, usually I find a walk in the rain very pleasant. I love the smell of the wet vegetation and the only sound being the raindrops on the tree canopy above. Today though I am tired and feeling the need for hot chocolate and magazines and snuggling under a blanket on the sofa. The first roast dinner in ages because it has been so hot recently and catching up on all my favourite blogs of course.


The photos are just general ones and the sky is most certainly not blue. My camera is broken two weeks after the guarantee ran out...how does that happen?! I was told that it is not worth repairing and I would be better of putting the approx repair costs of £100 to a new one. What is that all about I ask myself? Boo Hoo and Aaargh in similar amounts..so frustrating.





12 comments:

Tammy said...

Hi, I just wanted you to know that I enjoy your blog very much!♥

Marja Kristiina said...

Yet another lovely post, Dev, thank you!

I love rain, too, even putting on my raincoat and a pair of wellies and hitting the out of doors! In an odd way I feel safe walking all alone in the pouring rain, usually not a person in sight. It's as though I'm being embraced and held by Mother Nature herself.

Maybe it's the very fact that I love water, especially the feeling of it on my skin. After all of my major surgeries with a massive amount of pain, ache and soreness I've always found comfort and relief in a hot shower (baths are prohibited with fresh wounds).
But don't worry, what I have is nothing life-threatening.

Then again, it's equally lovely to snuggle up underneath a comfy blanket to browse through mags and to sip hot tea while it's dark and stormy outside.

Take care!

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Devina, First of all I just got up & your comment was the first I read. I would absolutely LOVE to have you particiapte in my "Halloween Swap"!!...And being in the UK is certainly no problem at all!...I think we should all have a lovely time with it!...I also wanted to comment about your wonderful blog. I just love today's post! I live in Southern California, where it is hot & dry...but the weather I love is cool & rainy, or cold & snowy!!! So your post today was describing & showing me "delightful weather"!!! I wish I could be there to enjoy that "pitter-pat" of the rain!...Again, I am thrilled to have you as part of my swap! Enjoy your day!....Heidi XO

Summer by the sea said...

Bad news about the camera, rotten luck that the guarantee had only just run out. We have just had a tremendous downpour this evening - I cannot believe this is August! - Natalie x

Marja Kristiina said...

Hi Dev! Appreciate your comment, as always.

My daughter will turn 6 this fall. Here in Finland preschool is from the age of 6 to 7, and kids start their 12-year schooling path at the age of 7. We only have public schools and they are all excellent, practically no variance in the quality of education. Finland has been ranked number one in the PISA (Programme for Individual Student Assessment) surveycarried out by OECD every time for several years in a row now, followed by Japan and Korea.

Before preschool childcare is up to the individual families but kindergartens are municipally run and financed - and of equally excellent quality.

Herzblatt said...

I love rain and strong wind ....I hate the hot and sultry weather we have got for weeks. Heat is okay but it must be dry....
When I go for a walk with Ronja it is always very lonely during the rain....wonderful!
Best wishes,
Iris

Jeany said...

Hi there, I've visit you're blog and it was a very nice visit. You life at a beautiful side, and the stitches are very nice. see you again, best wishes from Jeany's Brunnen

Pipany said...

Hello Devina and thank you for visiting my blog. I am going to have a proper look at yours now as that first post sounds exactly my cup of tea. I love the rain but we have had so much in Cornwall this year that I am beginning to dread it, so move over Hamish!! xx

Lavender hearts said...

People moan about the weather but I love having seasons. I would hate to be in a country that was boiling hot 24/7. We should be so grateful for the beautiful countryside and climate we have, but we do nothing but moan about it! Your dog is beautiful btw, is it a whippet or greyhound? I love greyhounds, my mum has one and she is the cutest most adorable dog!

Marja Kristiina said...

Hiya Dev! I KNOW, Halloween is such a fun holiday and I wish we celebrated it here, too, at least with more enthusiasm (many people regard it only yet another Americanism). What this country needs is some more lightening up, especially in October/November. When living in the States, I had the best of times enjoying hay rides, a visit to A Haunted House, wienie roasts, trick-or-treaters, JOLs, the entire atmosphere of magic and mystique yet nothing too serious... Simply entertaining!

I'm also in the habit of serving a Thanksgiving lunch to my closest relatives once a year and that has been a big hit. We all get to say what we're thankful for that very moment and have a hearty meal, nothing fancy.

Have a good week!

Marja Kristiina said...

It seems to have been an utterly crappy summer in many parts of Europe :-/ My husband said just the other day that it feels like we're living in the tropic. Not because it's hot but because it's the same weather day in day out come winter or summer --- in our case plus 50 degrees Fahrenheit and pouring rain.

Trying to keep my spirits up regardless!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Sounds like a pretty enjoyable day to me! Edward agrees with Hamish about walking about in the rain!