Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Random English Weather...

Well the weekend was not quite as expected - the rain arrived on Saturday evening and only really went away yesterday - so the barbeque ended up being done indoors on the griddle instead.  Ah well, the rain really was needed, so I shouldn't complain too much.  Getting completely soaked on the way to work yesterday was a bit of a shocker though - I was totally used to cycling in nice dry weather...

But the sun is back today - YAY!  The ride in was beautiful, even the van and car drivers seemed to be in good moods and gave me an extra half an inch of road!

Now this time of year gets me thinking about one thing - CAMPING!


Well, hopefully not WET camping...  This photo was taken during our first trip when we had 2 weeks worth of rain on one night and 60mph winds the next!  But it was FUN!  And this year we will have Frou Frou, our little bundle of fun, with us!  What will she make of chickens, goats, bullocks and hordes of rabbits?  One thing is for sure - the butcher will be even more appalled when we buy extra sausages etc for her!  He already thinks we are mad - but Custard has to have nice things for dinner too!



Look at him...

Oh, and just to proove that there is life after blogging, I get a message from someone who left us long ago - anyone remember the Texaconsin Diva?  She seems to be doing well, which is good.  She was great, if a little nutty, but then who am I to point fingers when it comes to nutty?

5 comments:

terri said...

Doesn't that just figure about the weather? You plan something for outdoors and the weather is sure to trump your plans.

I think I'm too spoiled for camping. It does not appeal to me, unless it includes a motor home and a mattress to sleep on. Tent camping, especially when there's rain involved, just does not seem fun. Clearly you have a much more adventurous spirit than I do!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - to be honest I think I would think twice about camping in the USA. Your weather is bigger, your wild animals are bigger, etc. The strong wind was fun, but I am now sure about having a twister ripping through the campsite...

TechnoBabe said...

The upcoming camping sound like lots of fun for your family especially since you will be including pets. How many mosquitos came to visit after your rain?

Rock Chef said...

TechnoBabe - We have been very lucky with bugs while camping - the worst trip we had there were a load when we arrived but we didn't see them again until we were leaving!

agg79 said...

Actually tent camping can be fun, as long as you keep the Boy Scout motto in mind (Be Prepared). We've camped out for the past few years down in Texas/Colorado/New Mexico with the troop in all sorts of weather (rain, wind, snow, sleet, heat). I can live with most of those challenges although camping out for a week in the Texas Hill country during the summer can be a bit brutal. You learn to live without certain "luxuries" like - a/c or a mattress or indoor plumbing.

But no matter what the weather, dogs love any opportunity outdoors.