The pool went up yesterday, it was a hot sunny day, and the kids need some fresh air this summer! Friends are coming over to play, for mummy and kids, and where oh where is the sun?
OK, so it’s only early, maybe the sun is having a lie in? But isn’t that just typical in UK? We make plans for bbq’s, we organise garden and pool parties, and the sun vanishes!
On the other hand, we are British! We will continue to party regardless; Clouds? Put on a cardigan. Rain? We have umbrellas, gazebos, and raincoats! We will not be put down by the weather, we will enjoy ourselves regardless!
My family and I have managed to enjoy a soggy camping holiday every year for the last three years. But I can honestly say we still come back each time having had fun, and full of happy memories. Last summer was a close call though. Relentless rain in North Devon led to bad moods by day 4, and we considered packing up early. But then the weather changed, and the sun promised to shine for a few days and so we extended our holiday!
We never know what the weather is going to throw at us, but we don’t have to let it stop us enjoying what we can.
British weather, to me, is a bit of a metaphor for the rest of my life. Things will always happen that can dampen our spirits. And sometimes the weather, or situation, is so dire, that you can’t see a hint of a reason to be cheerful. But as with the weather, situations can move as quickly as a storm, and the sun always promises to come through at some point, and it’s that eternal promise that we can cling to and make sure we enjoy life as much as we can while we wait.
Hope your sun is shining. xx