Tagged: storm

How to Open an Umbrella Without Trapping Skin!

It’s another typical UK summer day of drizzle and threatening clouds. I often wonder exactly how a cloud is threatening… does it push you into a corner, raise a fist and whisper¬†menacingly that “you’re going to have it if you don’t pay me – I’m going to rain on you like you’ve never been rained on before!” Sorry, literal head working on over-drive again! Back to the weather. For our school walk, we have the choice of getting wet or using an umbrella and trying not to poke each other’s eyes out with it. Our only¬†one is a colorful golfing umbrella which usually ends up over the buggy / stroller because some idiot (that will be me then) threw the rain cover away during a...

Perfect Swimming Weather

It’s been a soggy old wet day here today. “Great weather for ducks” is how my Gran would refer to it (although ducks actually hate the rain). Anyways, as far as I am concerned, a day like today is perfect weather for an outdoor swim – whether in a pool, river or the sea. Seriously. I mean it. If you’ve not tried it then go for it. The only snag is getting dry afterwards – but then that’s a hassle whatever the weather. I discovered this kind of swimming on one of my extended holidays with my Aunt. About three miles from her house was a neglected outdoor swimming pool – filled with echoes of days of yore. From the wooden changing rooms with the...