Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Angels Do Wazz Upon Us, As If Through A Heavenly Colander


Not a good week for people with seasonal affective disorder, this — nor peanut allergies, I suspect. Personally, I don’t suffer from this dubious malady, and even if I did, I wouldn’t leave it till the middle of April to exhaust myself pondering whether the grey clouds in my head resulted from their counterparts in the heavens or vice versa. I’d get stuck right into the misery in the middle of winter. Or maybe just
Glasgow.

I think the trouble with the weather here in the UK at the moment (and my heart goes out to Robin, Sylvia and Pete, all of whom are visiting the Land of Perpetual Shitting It Down this weekend) is that it’s particularly dire at a time when it ought to be particularly good, and there is a sense that we’re all being cheated — like coming across a free MP3 website only to discover that the free MP3s in question are limited to Black Lace, Gary Glitter and a selection of silicon-enhanced Tina Charles lookalikes. The start of February can be as chilly and rainy as it likes — that’s what it’s supposed to be like and I simply don’t care. But April? Grey for a run of three days is bad enough, but a whole fortnight is taking the piss.

Ah. Good news for the transatlantic trio is that the Sara Blizzard barometer swinging above my monitor like a meteorological Tarzan indicates much better weather ahead for the weekend, including sunshine and showers. No information about peanuts, however. Must fix that feature...

10 comments:

writtenwyrdd said...

I hear you about the gloomy weather, Whirl. Here we have actually had three clear blue days in the 40s--in a row! Now if only the nights would get ABOVE FREEZING! (2 nights above freezing since bloody Christmas. That sucks and is really unusual.)

Whirlochre said...

You could always toast a moose. And peanuts make great fuel, too.

fairyhedgehog said...

It's gloomy and I'm sure that's why I've got a headache.

It doesn't look like the weekend is going to be much cop either. It's a shame as the South Bank is lovely in fine weather.

JaneyV said...

It's gorgeous here in Sussex and has been since Monday. The weather was CRAP in Hertfordshire at the weekend though. If you look on the BBC weather site and pop in my postcode it's been telling me for the past four days that it's been pissing down. However I have remained true to my belief that it would be sunny and guess what? It has.

Forget the rain guys. Think sun and it shall be so.

Whirlochre said...

Thanks for that, Janey. Just burned a hole in my settee the size of Jupiter...

Kiersten said...

I feel too guilty to comment.

Whirlochre said...

Yeah, you...you...tanned fiend, you...

Natalie said...

I may be thousands of miles away, but I'm suffering the same freezing problem. We had snow—SNOW—yesterday. It's still on the freaking ground! I'm not happy. My poor toddler wants to see the outside of our cave someday.

writtenwyrdd said...

It's 62 degrees at the moment! And it's supposed to SNOW tonight. I want some real Spring weather now! *gnashing of teeth*

sylvia said...

As you probably know by now, the weather in London on Sunday was gorgeous and I even ended up with a touch of sunburn on my nose.