The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play

I’m sitting here with a large pot of Earl Grey Blue Flowers tea staring out at the rain which seems to have no intention to stop falling from the sky.  I swear it hasn’t stopped for 3 days (or since we heard the results of the election in the US).  Early this morning it was so heavy, it woke us all up. I read that Wellington had 72mm of rain between midnight and 3pm – almost as much as the 98mm average for the whole month of November.  What with the weather, world events, and Anton, my step-son, leaving for Denmark, the weekend has been rather grey in every sense.

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Endless rain

After saying our goodbyes to Anton, we needed cheering up, so popped into Moore Wilson for some treats for dinner – a  steak to have with new potatoes, a big salad and some aioli, all washed down with Hãhã merlot.  This was followed by new season strawberries and ice cream and suddenly there was some sunshine in our lives.

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The crispness of radishes against the softness of lettuce

 

*A lot of you will recognise where the title of the blog comes from:

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.” Dr Seuss, The Cat in the Hat.


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