Tuesday, September 20, 2011


The summer weather broke yesterday and when it rains in Sicily, it doesn't usually do so by halves.  

As a Brit, it's been hard to get used to the fact that it can rain while the sky remains clear and bright - I expect much more gloom - and I literally have to force myself to go out, on such days, with an umbrella but no raincoat, like everybody else.  But yesterday I did just that and, the drainage not being good here, got drenched several times by cars as I trudged home.  I was just about to yell something very impolite in both languages at the last one when I realised it was my neighbour, who gave me a lift.

Afterwards I commented on facebook that it had been nice to have a bit of rain, to which a friend here responded that the hour-long thunderstorm had brought more than a "bit" of the stuff.  "Ah, but it's a bit to me", I replied.  "Real rain lasts all day."


Ellee Seymour said...

I bet you need it though!

CherryPie said...

It has at long last started raining here as well. The area where I live has hardly had any all summer.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

We do, Ellee. Hi, Cherie. I hadn't realised it had been as dry as that where you are.

Dragonstar said...

It's been p***ing down here! Wet and windy!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Dragonstar. What a pity we can't swap weather for a while!


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