Sunday, 23 July 2017

Rain

The 1940's week end was set to end at around five today.   Yesterday torrential rain fell in the morning for a couple of hours and then it was a lovely  day.   Today dawned fair and the sun has shone for most of the day.   At about a quarter past four the sky filled with black clouds and by half past four heavy rain was falling again.   So I would say that the people who arranged the weekend have been jolly lucky.   All those posh uniforms, all those elegant hats, fur stoles and glamorous dresses can go back home and be stored in their wardrobes in pristine condition.

I didn't go.  Instead we went for our usual Sunday lunch - all four of us today - and then sat in the bar over tea/coffee until almost half past four.   Now I am home and shall put on the News to see whether Chris Froome was triumphant - I do hope so, it was richly deserved.

After that I intend to watch 'Wild Alaska'.   The farmer and I went many times to Canada and the US and the one trip we intended to make and never got to do was to go up the inside passage to Alaska.  So I shall watch it from the comfort of my armchair;  now that I am so immobile the chances of going are getting more remote by the day.


21 comments:

Lucy Corrander in Dorset and Halifax said...

Initially I thought such a content and ordinary day as the one you describe could as much have happened in the non-wartime '40s as easily as today. Then realised there is nothing similar: people didn't go out for Sunday lunch, they didn't watch TV and there were no lycra clad mega-fast cycle racers. Yet there's also something about your day that's timeless.

Tom Stephenson said...

Never mind, Weave. You have the trip to the Post Office to look forward to...

Derek Faulkner said...

So much rain, clearly you won't be having any drought problems. Here on Sheppey, despite a couple of storms and some heavy showers, we remain very dry.

jinxxxygirl said...

Never say never Pat... 'until the fat lady sings'.... I still have hopes of hiking the Appalacian Trail or the Pacific Coast Trail.. and like you the older i get the less likely it is that i will be able to make it happen... but i do still hope... OOooh we could use some of that rain....Temps near 100 and humidity almost as high for days .. weeks... I think its been more than a month since its rained... Please send rain!! :) Hugs! deb

Yorkshire Pudding said...

I like the idea of a Dales farmer having such a lust for travel that he made it to North America not once but several times. In that sense you must have been a temptress Mrs Weaver! I refuse to comment upon the inside passage to Alaska though sorely tempted to do so.

Derek Faulkner said...

Pat, I will indeed let you know what Dunkirk was like. My partner's uncle survived it as well. Surprised you suggest poor reviews, all the ones I've seen have been 5-Star.

Sue said...

Just watching Wild Alaska before some Poldark!

Lucy Corrander in Dorset and Halifax said...

Oh, I didn't say . . . Because Halifax is such a very different environment from Coastal Dorset I've created a new blog - 'Loose and Leafy in Halifax'. Still plants - but in their urban rather than rural settings. The old blog will remain for reference but new posts will go to the new blog - https://looseandleafyinhalifax.blogspot.co.uk/

donna baker said...

Or you can watch Shark Week Pat. It starts tonight. It'll put you on the edge of your seat.

Barbara Womack said...

Believe it or not, watching a show about Alaska got us started on this whole adventure in the Valley. Yes, I know VA is a LONG way from Alaska...it is an equally long and convoluted story. But, I still have a soft spot in my heart for Alaska.
Enjoy your armchair travelling!

Mac n' Janet said...

Have some neighbors who just got back from an Alaskan cruise and they loved it. Never felt the urge myself, though Mac has spent time on Kodiak Island one of the Aleutian Islands.

angryparsnip said...

I am with you Pat, I am so immobile That I keep planing trips I want to take but not sure I ever will.
Alaska was one trip, enjoy the show.

cheers, parsnip

Cro Magnon said...

Friends visited yesterday and were describing a trip they're taking from September 2017 to February 2018. It made me even more happy to be staying at home.

Heather said...

I watched Wild Alaska and was enthralled. I had heard it is very beautiful there but had no idea just how beautiful. The weather down here was wild yesterday. Each time I went to the back door intending to clear the patio of weeds it started raining, and then really set in with very heavy showers, overflowing gutters, thunder and lightning. So the patio still looks awful. I must listen to the news as I have been hoping for Chris Frome to win the yellow jersey again.

Rachel said...

We enjoyed Wild Alaska too. The weather is wet and Chris won.

Librarian said...

I am always so pleased for those who organise for and work at such events when the weather holds for them. O.K.'s village band had a gathering on Friday evening for all who wanted to come and pay for a few drinks, some food and listen to their music. Because of a thunderstorm, they had to relocate into the village hall. The rain was so heavy that water managed to get through the closed windows!

Your comment about Canada and Alaska made me remember I book I read a couple of years ago. Maybe you are interested in my review; click here to find it.

Elizabeth said...

Ah the wonders of Armchair travel! I remember the days of slide lectures by intrepid travelers - and loved them -
but rather easier just to turn on the TV.
So glad the 1940’s costumes didn’t get soaked!

Linda Metcalf said...

I watched the show on Alaska yesterday and it was amazing. Ready for the next part next weekend.

Gerry Snape said...

We did the Onemanband Festival in Morecambe and though the skies were black at times the sun shone in between and the rain kept off until four on Sunday...love a bit of a festival!!

phann son said...

Friends visited yesterday and were describing a trip they're taking from September 2017 to February 2018. It made me even more happy to be staying at home.



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