June Journals #21 ~ Soggy Start to Summer

Son's Giraffe

Son’s Giraffe

So it’s the start of summer.


You wouldn’t know it, based on the weather. It has barely stopped raining long enough to mow the lawn, not that it matters as the kids can’t get out in the garden without risk of injury, or possibly drowning.

Yesterday was a classic example. I ironed for most of the day as fence-staining was so not happening.

I just managed to walk the dog in a light drizzle and hoped to do the school run without a coat. It might be raining non-stop but it’s still too darn humid for appropriate clothing.

In hindsight a brolly might have been a good idea.


Soggy School Run

Despite parking as close to the school gate as possible, I managed to get drenched to the skin in the ten minute cloud burst that graced pick up time. It happens so often – the weather god has a warped sense of humour.

By the time we got home it was sunny again and blue skies reigned until bed time while the humidity crept to raid-the-freezer-for-ice-cream unbearable. To think, four months ago I bought a humidifier for my son’s room!

British weather: you gotta love it. Unpredictable is an understatement.


Hama Bead Horse

Still, at least I only got wet for a short while, and could change my sodden jeans straight away. My husband went to watch his Italian cousin play Ultimate Frisbee in an International tournament in St Albans and it poured.

So much for Summer Solstice.

But it’s okay. I quite like the rain.

We sat and did hama beads between school and Rainbows, and I’ve got to the point where I’d much rather do craft than watch cartwheels. 😀

2 thoughts on “June Journals #21 ~ Soggy Start to Summer

  1. It was an odd summer solstice here in the desert southwest too. After dinner we decided to swim to celebrate the first day of summer (and since it was still 106° after a high of 112°F ) and then it clouded up and we got a few drops of rain (literally just drops). We had to get out of the pool a bit later as there was lightening over the mountains. Normally June is just hot and dry with monsoonal weather holding off until late July. I fear it is going to be a very long summer!

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