Well, the expected rain has not reached here yet. When I drove back on to my drive at eleven this morning the temperature was ten degrees and there were spots of rain on the windscreen. Now at half past two things are much the same although the rain is falling steadily now. Poor Derek has lost his first flush of lovely roses to the downpours and this is always a disappointment although they will give him another display.
As a nation we are given to talking endlessly about the weather - and I am one of the worst offenders living, as I do quite close to the weather up here in the Dales. But frankly anything makes better conversation at the moment than Gove and his Class A drugs or Boris and his various machinations. I am sick of it all before it really gathers steam - just wanting it all to be over.
What is irritating me at the moment is companies and their web sites. Can anyone tell me how, when a web site is simple to operate, easy to find a way through and satisfying when it all works out, does a company have to change it all? Ordering a pair of sandals took me ages, I wasn't happy with them and had to send them back. It used to be so simple but not any more. An hour's puzzling got me there in the end but when the man came this morning to collect them he told me every person he goes to is complaining.If it ain't broke don't mend it springs to mind. And the same applies to BT and their changes to the e mail system. Did anyone ask for them? Was anyone dissatisfied with the old system? I have more or less got used to the new way but was it necessary? Is there a purpose behind it all and if so - what? And it is no good saying 'don't buy things off the internet'. I live around ten miles from the nearest small town, twenty five miles from a larger town and around forty from any sizeable shopping complex. How else to buy clothes these days when internet shopping has caused small shops to close their doors? End of rant.
Keep your brollies handy if you live in the UK!