Didn’t we have a gorgeous weekend? Almost wall-to-wall sunshine & although there was a cool breeze, I even donned a pair of cropped trousers & flip-flops! I got three loads of washing line dried & pottered about in the garden.
The only frustration was not being able to use the hosepipe!! we are right at the centre of the ‘hosepipe ban’ zone! After all the rain we've had over the past two weeks, you’d think the apparent drought conditions would have improved a little wouldn’t you?
As part of my ‘Move More’ resolution for 2012, I have been parking my car out of town at a local leisure park & walking into town along the river embankment. Why am I telling you this? Well, last Wednesday I wasn’t able to walk on the path! The river that usually looks like this…
…looks like this!
I had to stay on one side & walk along the roadside, but did get onto the bridge to get this photo!…& on my way back I braved the footpath (as far as I could!) to get these too…
So, please Mr Weatherman, I don’t understand why this isn’t the ‘right’ sort of rain. If we have floods in our town centre & surrounding villages, why aren’t the reservoirs filling up too?!
I guess, in the meantime, I’ll have to keep on with the watering can & catch as much rainwater as possible, but I’m looking forward to the ban being lifted soon!!
I’ve just glanced out of the window to see hailstones bouncing off the window ledge! Summer is surely here!!
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