Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Longest Day

June 21st 2009. It should have been hot and sunny, if the weatherman was to be believed. Maybe somewhere in the British Isles it was, but not here.

Grey, overcast, cold. We even had a little rain - and not this light misty nonsense, this was full-on soak you to the shivering skin rain. Then when that had stopped the biting insects came out, effectively putting an end to any outdoor activities long before lunchtime. The horse doctor retired to the sitting room and lit a fire
.

Midsummer's day. We had to light a fire to keep warm.

What ever happened to this long hot summer we were promised?

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6 Comments:

Blogger Gabriele C. said...

It moved off to Scotland. :)

Seriously, the weather there was better than in Germany, overall.

June 22, 2009 6:19 pm  
Anonymous StevenG said...

Been a pretty crappy summer in Alberta too. :-(

June 23, 2009 12:11 am  
Blogger Russel said...

We've had a beautiful couple of days up here. To taunt me as I lurk in the dark dungeon of the shop allowed only glimpses of the sun outside.

June 23, 2009 9:20 pm  
Anonymous Anita said...

Completely unrelated, I came across your plum liquer posts and I'm curious how they turned out? Would you recommend either of them?

June 24, 2009 1:56 am  
Blogger JamesO said...

They've been sitting untouched in the basement, Anita. I've honestly no idea whether they are drinkable or best used for cleaning paint brushes.

I feel a tasting coming on. Stay tuned for further updates. Or if there's a long, long silence, then assume the worst...

June 24, 2009 8:32 am  
Blogger Vincent said...

The summer's all here in Leeds, timed perfectly to coincide with the arrival of my parents, the additional body-heat within my flat contributing to an indoors temperature than comes this close to being slightly uncomfortable.

See, you Welshland residing types aren't the only ones to know desperate hardship.

June 27, 2009 10:31 pm  

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