If someone looked into the weather over Bank Holidays here in the UK I am sure that they would find far more wet and chilly ones than they would dry, sunny ones. Or is it just my imagination?
Like yesterday we had a fine morning but just as I went out with plant trays in my hand to plant up my pots by the front door giant spots of rain fell and soon there was a downpour. I did manage, between showers, to plant up the three pots in the front but have left the ones for the back garden for another day. But it is a busy week so it may well be next week before they get planted.
When you live alone Bank Holidays are not fun times I'm afraid. Bank Holidays are for families to go out and enjoy themselves - for those of us on our own the shops are full, there are no Parking Spaces, cafes tend to be full - in fact best to stay home until it is over. When I think back to the few Bank Holidays when I was a child - the most important one was the August Bank Holiday which fell on the first Monday in August. When workers first got two weeks holiday in the Summer this meant a huge exodus from Lincoln, the city near to where I lived. Extra trains were put on to the Holiday Camps and Boarding Houses in places like Skegness, Mablethorpe, Cleethorpes and (for those who could afford to go a bit further afield - Cromer, Yarmouth, Scarborough and the like). Foreign holidays for the likes of us were not even contemplated. How times have changed.
If you have access to More 4 on Television there is a programme on The Lakes and the Yorkshire Dales starting tonight at 9pm - there have been previous series and they are very good. I would like you to see snippets of places near to where I live; the scenery is so very beautiful.