From twitter and instagram (as well as that old fashioned thing called the weather forecast) I see that some parts of the country have received a small amount of rain, although still very little and it has really been restricted to parts of the west. https://twitter.com/mmphotography71/status/1013821729448382470 In my part of Essex it hasn't rained properly … Continue reading How long will this weather continue?
The Scots have a word for weather that is dull and damp: dreich. I adopted it into my vocabulary upon first staying in Scotland for a lengthy period of time a few years ago. It’s a lyrical onomatopoeic truth that really hits home in the British Isles. After all, we have a lot of rain … Continue reading Reflecting on Rain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=KZ6IBoQ35uA Some shameless plugging for the British tourist industry (especially Cumbrian and Welsh tourist trade).