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Monday, 7 March 2016
There's rain, and there's RAIN.
Big, deluge, soaking, puddle-forming, stay indoors, noisy, oh my god, stream-swelling, basement-filling, don't bother with your brolly type rain is OK by me. It usually lasts for a short while, and is often followed by bright skies and sunshine.
It's the other type that really gets on my tits. That half-hearted, drizzly, damp, squishy, sodden, all-day, non-stop, annoying stuff, that does nothing more than make you want to shout at it, is what I really detest.
We're into another week's worth of the latter, and I'm fed-up. I want to be out there, walking the dog, raking leaves, lighting bonfires, pruning, ANYTHING, rather than looking out of the window at permanent bloody damp drizzle and fog.
So, Snakes and Ladders, Scrabble, Ping Pong, more Ping Pong, and snoozing are in order. I shall try to pretend that it's not happening, whilst cutting wood in my green plastic raincoat and swearing at the skies.
Rain should only fall at night, and be quasi-invisible. Daytimes should be bright and inviting, and allow us to go about our 'normal' lives. Please someone; organise.
THANK YOU MA'AM ..........
*Queen Elizabeth 11 has been a constant throughout my life. I was two years
old when she ascended the throne so, she has always been there. A constant ...
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The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
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I was born just south of London, but for the past 50 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live between an ancient cottage in a tiny village in perfectly tranquil French countryside, and a bijou townhouse in Brighton UK. In France we have plenty of fruit trees, all situated amongst a view that takes the breath away, in the UK we have a handkerchief sized patio. We also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!