The sun is shining and there’s a light breeze in the air …

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The last few days have seen some fantastic weather – mid 20’s (sorry, I can only do metric temperatures), glorious sunshine and barely a cloud in the sky.  The only thing that’s spoiled it is the incessant yapping of the neighbour’s dog (I got a bit ratty yesterday and ended up bawling at said neighbour’s front door to shut his dog up).

As someone who suffers from arthritis this sort of weather is great, with a bit of luck the changing climate will bring more of the same.

The aforementioned light breeze is picking up a bit as I type and the clouds are homing in on sunny Shropshire.  The good weather had to end some time of course and the Met Office says that we can expect some heavy rain and thunderstorms in an hour or so.

Interestingly, the light aircraft and microlight I’ve just seen in the distance don’t seem too bothered about the weather forecast.  Either that or they didn’t bother looking to see if the good weather was going to hold up.

Anyway, enough of the rambling and onto some serious stuff.  Believe it or not, there are severe weather warnings out for the next few hours which I will translate from their native European “regions” and metric measurements.

If you live in Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, Northants, Bucks, Hertfordshire, Essex, Bedfordshire or Cambridgshire the Met Office is advising you to baton down the hatches.  They are predicting up to an inch or so of rain per hour in some places and warn of some flooding and disruption to roads and motorways.

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  1. William Gruff (138 comments) says:

    divide by five, multiply by nine and add thirty two.

    Twenty degrees centigrade equals sixty eight degrees farenheit.

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Riiiiight. But if you said it was 68F I still wouldn’t know whether that was hot or cold. 😆

    As it happens we had no rain, no thunder no storms of any description. It’s still hot and dry. When I got woken up by #4 and paid a visit to the bathroom at about 4am I had to open the window, it was that hot in there.

    If they can’t even predict rain over a few hours, why on earth should anyone believe their predictions for the next few decades?

  3. axel (1214 comments) says:

    You are a grown up, who can do this sort of thing, what about starting one of those Downing Street petition things that says

    ‘Gordon Brown, you are a cock, please fuck off’

    I’d sign it.

    And before you go off on some tangential rant about swearing and rude words, being neither big nor clever, how effective have kind words and manners been?

  4. axel (1214 comments) says:

    I do centigrades but foots, pounds and miles 🙁

  5. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Swear away old chap, I do. I also do celsius, feet, pounds and miles.

  6. axel (1214 comments) says:

    i wonder why we are mixed (centigrade/feet)?

    True enough for science engineering calculations, as my 12,14 & 16 multiplication tables, i use metric but for important stuff, how fat is she, how big are her cans and how wide is my waist, i stick with imperial

  7. axel (1214 comments) says:

    ‘divide by five, multiply by nine and add thirty two’

    I have a simpler system, if i’m too hot, i take off a jersey, if i’m still too hot, i take off my other jersey, if, for some bizarre reason , I am still hot, i start the process of removing my many vests

    it works for me

  8. Andi (82 comments) says:

    “The sun is shining and there’s a light breeze in the air …” – except now its dark and humid, there is thunder and lightning, its pissing down with rain and there is a leak in the roof. Fucking sweet!

  9. CherryPie (69 comments) says:

    And I am so hot and it is raining in through the windows… Storm was so close it made me jump!!!

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