Summer? Are you there?

Summer, it is great isn’t it?

enjoying the summer sun

I was looking back at my draft posts today and realised I had one that I had never published.  In fact, that isn’t true I have loads in my draft folder that I have not finished yet.  Anyway, I laughed out loud when I saw a post I wrote a month ago.  The post had the title:

The Taste of Summer

I remember that day, the sun was shining and every day that weekend we went out and had fun.  Outdoor activities.  Outdoor fun.  Lots of laughter.

That day I came home, sat with a glass of fizzy and wrote this post about how I love this time of year.  How I love the long evenings.  Spending more time in the garden than the house.  I even went and bought a paddling pool that weekend!

So why did I laugh?  Well today it has rained non-stop.  Not in a drizzly, rain kind of way.  In a completely chucking it down, pelting with rain sideways kind of way.

And I had to walk home in it after taking my boy to the doctor.  The kids were all ok, wrapped up and under rain covers sitting in the buggy.  They had a snooze on the way home and woke up dry.  I on the other hand felt like this:

As you can probably tell, it was not a pleasant walk home.  And, no matter how much I tried to convince myself that the fresh air ‘would do us all good’, I was pretty sure that I was just a very wet and grumpy mum and the kids were too asleep to appreciate anything.

It could have been worse though, the thunderstorm didn’t start until we got home.  Every cloud has a silver lining I suppose.

I think I didn’t post the original post, because I thought a post about weather would be boring.  I realise that I am now writing another post about weather… but… I am guessing a post about me getting stuck in the rain is better than a smug post about sunshine?

So I am now asking myself, can I still taste summer?


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  1. June 2, 2016 / 9:44 am

    Oh, bless you! This was me yesterday, having to walk the boy child to the orthodontist, got absolutely drenched! But even worse, it was warm with it, so got sweaty too, yuckers!!

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    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 16, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      Eek, yes it is no fun at all xx

  2. June 2, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    Pahahahaha!!! I know EXACTLY how you’re feeling. It has been so grim here this week and still naff now! xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 16, 2016 / 8:34 pm

      It isnt getting any better, it is still chucking it down. I am putting all my hopes on July! x

  3. June 3, 2016 / 12:39 am

    Oh goodness, you crack me up finding the silver lining!!! Phew!! Hope you’re enjoying some ice cream or a glass of wine!! 🙂

    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 10, 2016 / 12:37 pm

      Wine, definitely the wine lol! xx

  4. June 10, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    Lol!!! Oh bless you! We’ve had a week of insane heat in Devon but it seems to have switched today – don’t hate me but Im one of those annoying people who prefer the cold and rain! lol #effitfridays
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    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 10, 2016 / 9:38 pm

      The weather has improved, slightly, since I wrote this post but not enough for me lol. I am a bit of a sun worshiper, I dont mind the cold but the rain really gets to me. xxx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 16, 2016 / 8:29 pm

      I do like a bit of sunshine I have to admit xx

  5. June 12, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I totally get you! Living in north west always gives you that type of “surprises” meaning the good weather is a surprise, you’re always expecting the rain T_T (lol) xx

    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 16, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      I am Scottish, you would think I wouldn’t mind the rain lol! x

    • Double the Monkey Business
      June 16, 2016 / 7:06 pm

      It is a right of being British, complaining about the rain 🙂 xxx

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