Saturday, 23 June 2012

23/6/12 Washing!

Today, having a housework kind of day I have actually managed to do a couple of loads of washing and get them dry on the washing line! "What's the big deal?" you may be asking yourself - depending on where you are reading this from!

Everyone in England will know there is a reason for my surprise at the novelty of actually being able to dry washing outside. It might well be June, but this is the most un-June like weather I have ever experienced. It has just rained and rained and rained and rained! In some areas this has actually been really serious; such as the flooded areas of West Wales a couple of weeks ago and now there has been flooding in some areas of North East England. If there is a hot, sunny day it is the exception rather than the norm.

This week saw the Summer Solstice but the weather has been far from summery; with dreary drizzle and demented downpours! At the first glimmer of sun (well actually no sun but a tiny bit of blue sky and this morning's rain having stopped) I scurried out with the washing, accompanied by Bubbles who bounded out into the long grass. The grass is clearly loving the rainfall, having grown to resemble long reeds! I think I will have to invest in a pair of hand shears for grass cutting if the weather continues to be too wet for mowing!

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