Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Can I Have Some Sunshine Please?

The forecast is for a stormy night. Heavy rain, and everything else!  I have to ask the question!   Whats going on? I mean really, c`mon!  Its rained since April, 2011!   The south of England has drought orders out, and we here in SW Scotland are drowning!

Mind you, we did have a good summer! (not) It occurred during the first two weeks of said April, yes two weeks!  As Eisenhower, once asked, ”Dont you have a summer?”  But he had his own issues. I think he was referring to D Day!

But back to the question in hand. What does constitute a summer?  Hot sunshine, endless blue skies? (How exciting!!)  Not necessarily so!  I would argue, that fine weather, the odd shower of rain, warmth and a certain amount of blue skies, could just about cover it!

What am I saying????? God help me!  I want sun! Heat, cloudless skies,   the list goes on.  I want to roam about in “T” shirts and shorts! Flip flops! I want to need a big hat `cos the sun is too hot! I dont want to be wrapped up in waterproofs, wellies and a bloody Sou`wester!  I dont want everything green with moss and algae!   I dont want another year of Rain scald, mud and feeding hay all year `cos the ground is too wet to let the horses on!  

I want to eat salads, cold cuts, and fruit! Not stews and roasts `cos its too cold!  I want a sun tan!  Not that melancholic paleness, associated with TB victims!  Let me have some  warmth in my damn bones!  I dont want to have to put the roofing slates on again this  year, `cos the bloody gales keep ripping them off!  I dont want to be flooded out again, cascades  of water flowing through the kitchen,  stepping over fish and frogs washed down from the rivers!  I dont want to have to clean out the septic tank, (again) `cos its been flooded with too much rain water and all of the years sewage is spread across the bloody road!  

I really dont want to watch the furniture float across the living room again,  …………..nor have to rescue the damn dog, swimming through the lounge looking for a safe haven!  Finally, I dont want Trench foot again!

Its ok folks!  I`ve not lost it, no. ……………………dont think so?

13 comments:

  1. Hopefully, He is listening....

    ReplyDelete
  2. I want sunshine too, not cause its been raining for a year I can understand why you want some!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Oddly, my one summer in Scotland (1976) it was so sunny and dry the hills turned brown; reminded me of southern California. Never wore the raincoat I bought special before leaving home. Be patient, those days will return.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Forgot, you are south of the border. In that case I'll recall the summer of 1964. Picked up a Triumph Spitfire in London and took the top down for a grand total of about 2 hours the entire time before I finally shipped it home.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Come to Texas, we got all the sunshine and drought you need. :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my... you sound like you are desperate for sun. I hope you get some soon! That bit about the dog at the end had me laughing...

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yep get ya order in early it might just work.

    ReplyDelete
  8. I am desperate! Ron? that summer of 76, it was the best!

    Thanks all! I wish I could have some Texas sun!

    ReplyDelete
  9. We just got about 4 inches of snow dumped on us. Please summer, we need you!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I'm feel'n ya. As a rule we get a heathy mix of agreeable weather in the Spring -Summer- Fall....as a rule ....after this winter who knows what's coming.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Janice and Story! Good to hear from you!
    I see we`re on the same wavelength!

    Well its a little after 9am, and as I write, the rain and gales have passed, and lo and behold, the sun has come out?

    ReplyDelete
  12. The sun came out? I missed it!

    ReplyDelete