Sunday, 26 May 2013

Umbrellas up...


I love the smell of rain on the dry ground, I love the sound of rain on a tin roof, I love the feeling of anticipation as a storm builds.


It rained here last week. We don't have many rainy days and often our yearly rainfall comes in short, loud storms rather than with the gentle pitter patter on our roofs. This time we got to savour the wetness, shake off the cobwebs and unfurl our umbrellas, use our windscreen wipers.

my wet street

Rain makes me remember playing in the mud, wearing rubber boots and walking to the dam to see if there was water running in, watching little gutters fill to become rivers where we pretended to fish, playing 'Swallows and Amazons' with my brothers in a little swamp outside the garden fence.

A treasure from the family album! (1979)

Even though I live in 'town' now and rain means time cooped up inside with little people at work and home, I can't help being excited or checking to see how much rain there has been. My garden loves it but the sight of so much water running down the street when someone would give anything to catch a little of it does make me feel a bit sad. One of my favourite saying is

"anyone who thinks sunshine is
pure happiness
has never danced in the rain"
Are you a weather watcher? How does rain make you feel?
Happy Sunday xx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Just Chicken-in {Wordless Wednesday}

It's been a while since I have contributed to Wordless Wednesday but this chicken and leek pie says it all (comfort, winter, chicken-y deliciousness, lunchtime). It deserves its own blog post.....

Chicken and leek pie

This accompanied a lovely lunchtime catch-up, all in all a highlight of my day.

Thanks to the pie creator at Thom, Dick and Harry's and my lovely sister (in law) who shouted me lunch!

Happy Wednesday xxx

My Little Drummer Boys

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