The weather forecast said Heavy Rain. Now we haven't found the forecasts too helpful but who would want to predict this weather!!! But we got up this morning and Phil was excited the sun was out. So he grabbed his book and sunnies and read outside on the deck in his dressing gown - bliss! Then through the morning we met the friendly neighbours in the street (lots of kids - Harry and Jake are excited). WE enjoyed having a girlfriend from school and her three kids over. We all played outside, wore our sunnies, removed our layers as it got too warm and I considered sunscreen. Then we went to say goodbye. Ooops the clouds came over and by the time I could get to my backyard, we were running to put away the toys and get my dry washing in before the rain and hail hit. So fast! Then again out came the sun - should I have left my washing on the line???? Deck dried, no rain or puddles to be seen. Yay.
Well, I needed to do a quick spot of shopping at the Warehouse. AS I left home it started to spit just a little. Anyway, I thought I'd get a park close to the door just in case. (6 parks away to be precise). I got to the gardening section and down it came. Torrential Rain and Hail. Leaks everywhere and deafening loud in there. SO I paid for my stuff and went to the carpark.
MY CAR WAS SITTING BASICALLY IN A LAKE WITH THE WAVES LAPPING UNDER IT!!!!!! Everytime another car went by the waves grew. SO I waited and waited. There really was no improvement. So I rolled up my jeans (styley I know!) and I had no option but to go. The water was freezing (very lake like!) and it went over my boots. Then to make matters worse my trolley rolled away - deeper! Just at that point when I had no option but to laugh I noticed the guy next to me in GUMBOOTS. We joked together wasn't aware the they were the required dress code! So with freezing, wet feet I returned home to a hot cup of tea.
The rain has stopped and things are drying again!!! I know we had to expect 4 seasons in a day but really this is remarkable and might take a bit of getting used to. One day the sun will have to come out and play just for a day!
Love Mel xo