The jet stream truly really seems to have moved! And on the best possible of days, the first day of the school holidays. We have become so used to having lovely summers all the way from May until July 20th, and then on the first day of the holidays from school the heavens open and children are stuck indoors complaining of being bored and needing money!

Twice in recent years we have booked last minute breaks to warmer climes because we couldn’t stand one more day of rain & bored teenagers in August! Hopefully this year we will be saved the expense & hassle of having to go abroad if the jet stream stays put right where it is & keeps us bathed in warm sunshine for the next 8 weeks or so!

As the sun has been beaming down on us all day I have finally brushed the cobwebs off my bikini & we have been lazing around in the marina, moving to our mooring for the rest of the summer, giving Wilson numerous swims & catching up on our reading.

I’ve just finished Paulo Cohelo’s Veronika Decides to Die, a good book, but I had guessed the ending near the beginning, which spoiled it for me. My favourite of his books so far is definitely The Witch of Portobello, which I was reading while trying to decide whether to resign from my current job, and which was probably influential in helping me come to the decision to go with my gut! I love reading a book that has me thinking about it when I’m not reading it, and one that when I get to the end I want to go right back to the start again.

Now I have to decide whether to start another book : another Paulo Cohelo one; ‘The Fifth Mountain’, or one that I’ve started already but not got into yet; Dawn French’s ‘A Tiny Bit Marvellous’
Que Insert Poll, but I am on my iPad & it’s too much hassle! 3rd option, fix my messy nails?

First a Ciabatta, Emmental cheese & grape sandwich, then I’ll decide!

About Barbara

Born in Dublin, living in London with Peter, my two daughters, Wilson our Spaniel & Woordow our Malshih (Shih Tzu-Maltese cross)
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6 Responses to Heaven

  1. grannymar says:

    You have summer???? Please save a little sunshine for me. I am becoming used to living in a dull wet world. The light level never changed yesterday from 4am right through to 1am this morning! šŸ˜¦

    Wait now. I wonder if I should clean my windows? šŸ˜‰


    • Barbara says:

      I thought you guys would have had the benefit of the Jet Stream moving north by now? We have had so much rain recently it’s been insane. We had such a heavy hail storm last Wednesday that we were stuck at work for an hour and there were drifts of ice in the garden the following morning! Will post photos once I get a chance, there’s a video on Facebook of the hailstorm.

      So glad all that rain is over! Our garden is so overgrown. The rain has been keeping Peter busy too, especially cos it’s been warm in between the downpours so everything has been growing madly.


  2. Al says:

    Ironic I am reading about your rainstorm of over 8 months ago. We had a real bad nor’easter here last night. Sustained winds of 40 mph with gusts into the 60’s. Lost power at 4 in the afternoon so we ended up going to bed at 8:00 pm. When the power came on at 3 in the morning, the dogs went nuts. I couldn’t get back to sleep which explains why I am blogging at 4 in the morning. Thank goodness for your blogs to go with my coffee!


    • Barbara says:

      Lol, I’ve started something haven’t I? Reading blogs from day 1
      I’m off to Ireland this evening for a few days. It’s my dad’s 70th birthday tomorrow & he doesn’t know I’m coming šŸ™‚
      Just in case you get worried that I’m ignoring you!!


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