As a kid I remember being told if it was settled and fine on the 31st July then the rest of summer would be great. However if it was wet on that day then summer would stay poor. It’s funny how often we have great weather in July then we hit the 31st and the weather breaks. So basically here in Yorkshire at this time of year – once the weather breaks it stays broken. But it’s great conditions for ducks.

See it’s true the Brits are always taking about the weather…..

Today was supposed to be another attempt to visit a new place. A local castle. Unfortunately lots of rain stopped play. So we will try again tomorrow.

Dad if we go now then we will have the castle to ourselves. But it’s a ruin. So no cover. Going to get so wet. On balance I will take a risk on crowds. This is way beyond wet.

Yet one hour later.

Dad can we go out and play footie.

It’s pouring down.

When the aliens come to invade earth they ain’t going to say – it’s raining we will give it an hour.

So in the pouring rain we played football then it was aquatic trampolining. Drenched. That wet that you can feel your feet shrivelling up. That wet that the football becomes like a bar of soap and weighs as much as a set of dumbbells. That wet that the ducks bugger off inside.

Tomorrow the colds will start but today it’s fun.

60 thoughts on “Summer Rain

  1. I LOVE to play in the rain! I am a master puddle-stomper! Since you guys seem to have cornered the market on rain (we have had ominous clouds every day for a week now, but nary a drop hath fallen!), do y’think you could send us just a little bit, so I don’t have to break my back carrying bucket after bucket of heavy water outside to water the flowers? ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ

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  2. It’s WINTERTIME! It’s PERTH!! It’s a balmy 24.7 DEGREES C!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Not a raincloud in sight for 5 days now.

    As long as it stays up in Yorkshire and doesn’t slip down to Edgebaston again I’ll be happy. ๐Ÿ™‚ (That was a toss we really should have lost!)

    You, Sir, are a great Dad; hoping the colds don’t catch on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. We visited my folks one July in Vermont when the kids were little. A big driveway area had a huge wide area where rain had collected. It was in a big dirt driveway area in front of their cabin like home at the time. The kids loved it and it took a while to get all that mud off them in the shower, much to my folkโ€™s concern, but they had a great time!

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