Oh mon dieu, we just cannot believe the totally inclement weather we are experiencing at the moment. Darrell says it is undoubtedly down to a particularly virulent form of sun spot eruption or some other extra terrestrial influence of a very blustery and wet weather type nature.
We have taken to sitting upstairs and watching to see how long it takes for our large and very heavy ornamental palm pots to be blown over in the frequent storms. First thing in the morning Darrell puts them all upright after a squally night, and then we watch and time them. Sometimes we even have a 5p bet on who can guess the time each one will topple! What are we like?
The robust wind can sound strangely romantic and all Wuthering Heights when you are all snug inside, and the tempest tossed seas must be a truly wonderful sight. It’s a pity Wolverhampton is famous for being landlocked …. because it’s a vista we would truly love to see, but only from a distance, not on a pier or promenade, that would just be plain foolhardy.
And then, all of a sudden, the wind dies down, the rain stops …. and the sun comes out, equally as romantic …. but in a kind of opposite way, sort of heart-warmingly and dreamily romantic rather than dramatically and heroically romantic!