Thursday, June 28, 2007

When it rains, it pours...literally...

So if you're in England you know that we're having record breaking rain and flooding all over the country. Now, I know that brits in general are OBSESSED with the weather, it's all they talk (complain) about. This time last year it was a record breaking heatwave. After months of wishing for the sun, everyone complained that it was way too hot (which is was, sometimes around 100F) in a country with little or no air conditioning it wasn't pretty. This year they predicted much of the same, but due to our friend CLIMATE CHANGE, the small island is being blessed with the opposite.

This morning I woke up to a rather bright day, luckily the rain hasn't been bad here compared to other parts of the country. So with the best of intentions I put a set of sheets in the washing machine. About two hours later, when they finally finished the spin cycle, I went to hang them on the line. The majority of people in the UK line-dry their clothing, since tumble dryers (which are built in to the washers) aren't very practical and use up LOTS of energy (spending loads of £ on the electric bill). So...I walk out in to the garden, the wind is picking up, and to the left of the house is a big black cloud. WONDERFUL. Ironically, to the right the sun is shining. After almost a year here I know the unpredictability of British weather, so I decided to take the safe (more expensive) route and shove them in the dryer.

I think I'm officially becoming British...I just waste a whole blog post on the weather! Ahahaha! Now I'll state that I'm really excited about getting away from the rain and going home to sunny (freaking hot) Florida in less than a month! Woohoo!

4 comments:

Heidi said...

Hum, sounds like you are blending in nicely. Although living with out a proper clothes dryer is certainly a pain. I guess that's the spoiled American in me ;)

Juls said...

Yeah it is a pain, it takes around 3 days for everything to dry inside! I have to be thankful though since the washing machine had to be fixed this morning! I don't think I would like walking the the rain to the laundry mat!

NatalieLucy said...

Hope you had a great time with your family back home. Must be nice to have some nice summer sun, you guys haven't had a nice Brit Summer yet.

Heidi said...

Hey Juls...hope you had a good vacation in Florida (home as a vacation...now that's a new one). I'm sure your Dad sister and brother were happy to have you back home. Hope everything is well!