The long, wet walk
Jan04

The long, wet walk

It was the afternoon of New Year’s Eve and I was bored. My daughter was at the theatre for two performances of the panto, my husband had gone into work for a few hours and my eldest was planning to go out with friends. My younger son and I needed a bit of exercise and fresh air. It had been a lovely, sunny morning, but as the day had gone on it had got darker. The forecast was for light rain and it had already rained a bit...

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Weather
Apr25

Weather

So we’re heading for the coldest May in 100 years? Looking out of the window or, God forbid, going OUTSIDE in this late April deluge, that isn’t blimmin’ surprising. And is it true that the British really are the only nation to talk about the weather?! Personally, I’m obsessed with the weather. I don’t think I ever go a day without mentioning it. It’s always either miraculous or awful. There’s...

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