"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Friday, June 24, 2011

And the weather this weekend...

When I saw the headline for this article in the Daily Telegraph, well, I got really excited. A weekend heatwave, hot enough to lead to health warnings! And then I read the article. As usual, anything that happens weather-wise  in the south east is immediately given prime coverage as if the whole of the UK is going to be affected. Yes, I know we are in the middle of Wimbledon and so the forecasts there are more than usually important, but this happens all year round. I pity the poor Scots. They routinely undergo hail, rain and chest-deep snow and no-one even hears about it.
At the moment, I am in Bristol (south west England). On Sunday, I shall be returning to North Wales, also on the west of Britain, so I shall not be affected by or interested in what the weather is doing over on the east, except to be mildly disappointed that I shall not need my factor 50 sun lotion whilst travelling, to protect me from the fiery rays of the sun.
Oh no, "Elsewhere in the country will be cooler, with unsettled conditions and temperatures in the low 20s in some places."  That's what we'll be getting.
On the other hand, it's probably just as well that I shall not be collapsing at the wheel with heat stroke like all those poor people in the 'Sahf East' innit!


Anonymous said...

It felt almost autumnal here this morning! Looks like going up to 30C on Sunday and Monday, which is too hot for me, then back to 'normal'. Never happy with the weather are we! Flighty xx

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Wales just has a forecast for the entire year - grey, wet and miserable. Blu-Tac it to your oven just to remind yourself.

Jennyta said...

I agree, Flighty, we are never satisfied. :)

YP, how dare you impugne the lovely place in which I reside! I wouldn't try crossing Offa's Dyke in the near future if I were you. I have a contract out on you!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Offa can keep his dyke! Did he meet her in a gay bar?

Jennyta said...

Cymru am byth, YP. Cymru am byth!;)

Murphyfish said...

Mind you J, on today's evidence YP is right about the weather here in 'sunny' North Wales.

Jennyta said...

Yes, but we did have a lovely spring, John. (I kept saying we'd be paying for it later on! :()


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