Rain, rain and more fucking rain

sweetcorn germinatingWouldn’t it be great if it, like, stopped raining?

I know. Hard to imagine. In the part of the country where I live, the sun has absented itself now for – what? – about 11 months. Seriously. The last warm, sunny days were in early June last year. Since then, it’s been gloom and rain non-stop.

Although I’m used to this – Brits are all used to this – I don’t find it any easier. In fact, I reckon it’s harder. Folks from warmer climes often enjoy the novelty of cool cloud and rain. I’m to the manner born… so I’m fed up to the back teeth.

This is why UK citizens will do anything – really, anything – to get a bit of sun. Holiday in Syria? Sure, great. Sod the bullets. Just gimme some rays.

I’m reduced to germinating my sweetcorn in the house. It’s not even warm enough in the greenhouse.

God give me strength. And please, please, please… stop this fucking rain.

8 Responses to “Rain, rain and more fucking rain”

  1. Tanya Walton Says:

    We had a lovely warm spell in at the beginning of April but rains ever since…I’m fed up with it too but i just get done what I can…I could moan but i don’t see the point…it isn’t going to change anything!!

  2. betico Says:

    i came across a shard of it this morning and my brain couldn’t compute what it was straight away. seconds later, it registered as heat! lasted for a couple of minutes then firmly retreated back behind a big black nimbus. has been raining ever since.

  3. Stree Says:

    Don`t give up on the greenhouse.
    I have sweetcorn growing, and peppers, toms, beans, spuds in a tub, courgettes, and a host of half hardy annuals and some tender perennials, all sown and sprouted in my unheated greenhouse.
    I bet its cooler here too, in North Lincs.

  4. Soilman Says:

    Au contraire, Stree, I believe you’ve had the best of the weather over the last few weeks (unusually). It’s been northern down ‘ere….

  5. Kath Says:

    I can relate…the PNW region of the US is quite rainy too. We’re only 85 miles from one of the few temperate rain forests in North America. Oh, and speaking of miles…what country goes metric and keeps miles for God’s sake? Do you know how long it takes to make a 1hr. drive when you think the speed limit is in kilometers instead of miles? It isn’t pretty.

  6. Soilman Says:

    Here in the UK we exist in an unapologetic muddle of metric and imperial; I cheerfully measure temperature in Celsius, distance in miles or kms (depending on mood), weight in pounds but not stones (I switch to kgs at about 30lbs), volume in gallons OR litres depending what I’m buying….

    It’s a clusterfuck, basically.

  7. Simon Says:

    Yeah. I grew up with Celsius when its colder than about 3 or 4C, and Fahrenheit when its warmer than about 60F. In between we just moaned about the rain.

  8. Alphalpha Says:

    We have to remember that we’re nothing more than a tiny, inconsequential little island in the huge Atlantic Ocean. However it’s the crappy wet weather that allows us to be lush, green and well fed with innumerable rivers and streams feeding forests, pastures and other agricultural land. Guess you can’t have it all ways….water or drought? Rain or arrid desert? Food or starvation? Profound but true….