Saturday, 14 July 2018

Here we go again.

Yes, it's the weather                     again.

My prediction, that once it started to rain it would not know when to stop, has been blown out of the window.

It rained and then, far too soon it stopped. We did have 2 cooler, overcast days.

Now we are back to being  hot hot hot.

I want to be wet wet wet.

Having said that, it is not all doom and gloom.

The painting has started on the outside, the side and rear elevations (ooh, get me) are duller than  dull pebble dash.
I had become so accustomed to it that I no longer saw it.

B U T No Longer.

It is being transformed. A coat of exterior paint is going on, simple Mongolia (magnolia really) is making it light and bright.

When we moved in it was to be just while we had a good look round for "the perfect home". Then as we settled in to both house and community, making some solid friendships along the way, this became that perfect home.

No, of course it isn't perfect there is a long list of things that need addressing, both inside and out. We are in no hurry, we used to hurry all the time. Skittering from here to there and back again, rushing through our lives and completely missing out on living.

Then we moved to Wales  (it was nearly Nottingham, I have no idea why) we slowed down, it seemed to be a natural process.
When you wake up to see the sun hitting the top of  mountain, just as it has for millennia, there is no reason to rush and hurry.

There may well be lots of Jones's living nearby, but none that we want to keep up with and none that want to keep up with anybody either.

So, no matter what the Great British Weather throws at us we will stroll through it and make the most of it.

Why do I start off with a plan of what I want to say only to have it evaporate and morph into something completely different?

Anyway it possibly keeps all you lovely peeps on your toes, wondering where on earth I am rambling off to this time.

I have a few things to do today and will be fitting in some sewing.

Dinner will be Iffits with salad, there is plenty of both in the fridge, and I may make a peach and blueberry crisp. I was flicking through you tube, in a mindless state and spotted the recipe. It has been printed off and I have all the ingredients.

I hope that you all enjoy your weekend as much as I intend to.

Take care, and don't forget the sunblock.

                         TTFN                                               Pam


  1. Hello Pam

    We had quite a bit of rain yesterday and a couple of cooler nights which I was grateful for especially making it easier to get to sleep.

    We are back to very warm and sunny today.

    I will be sewing today as well.

    Your pudding sounds lovely,please tell me what Iffits are?
    I have never heard that before.

    Enjoy your weekend

    1. If It Is there, you can have it. In other words whatever there is in fridge, freezer and pantry is on the menu.

    2. Thank you Pam that makes sense now :)

  2. I live about 20 miles from definitely made the right choice with Wales!! A bit of rain here but today has been swealteringly hot and sticky.

    1. I can not think for the life of me where the notion came from. I did have friends there but they moved away a couple of years before I did.

  3. Hope you get some relief from the heat soon, Australian summers are very hot and seem to go on forever.
    The house seems to be coming along to your liking.....did you buy it ? Most rental property here won't even let you hang pictures in case you damage walls.

  4. Hot and dry here, no rain in sight for the next while.

    As a previous poster asked what are lffits?

    God bless.

  5. a brief torrential down pour and then it was gone.. garden is desperately in need of rain..

    1. My water butts are holding up so far, we may get rain later but there is no sign of it yet.

  6. I would settle for a couple of hours rain right now. Nothing here since May. Phew!

    1. The situation is getting bad in some areas.


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