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It was a lovely sunny day on Sunday, a day when its name lived up to it but sadly it was windy too and it took the edge off it. For a time I sat out on the patio but the frequent little bursts of wind made it too uncomfortable. It wasn’t particularly warm though that didn’t matter to me but the wind was cool. Had the wind been warm all would have been fine. It is the middle of May and the temperature for the time of year has returned to what is normal, somewhat different to the previous few days when it was hot and humid. According to the well-known saying we are not supposed to be casting off warmer clothing until May has ended (Never Cast A Clout Until May Is Out). Because it has been warm of late we might be thinking that Summer is here but it isn’t and even the early Summer can still be cool. There are many countries in the world where the weather can be predicted with almost certainty but here in the UK and totally because of our location the weather can be and is so unpredictable at times. I am not talking about the weather forecast but the fact that we cannot always say with some certainty that it will be warm, cold, wet or windy for any length of time. We cannot say that it will remain hot and dry for the next couple of months as it can be said in other parts of the world. People moan about the weather but the weather is something we can never have control over so moaning is pointless but it can be a pain when we expect some sunshine and it rains instead. I feel sorry for those who holiday here for a couple of weeks in Summer and the weather turns out wet and cold and when they return home the weather here changes dramatically for the better. If holidaying in the UK bring an umbrella and some warm clothing even if it is the height of Summer! I suppose we can say that the only guarantee we have regarding the weather is that we have no guarantee! It didn’t spoil my day, I wore suitable clothing.

Shirley Anne

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