Saturday, May 25, 2013


It's said that people who write about the weather show a distinct lack of imagination. So, to prove that point, I'll once again write about the remarkable meteorological inclemency that currently prevails.

Nodded off on the sofa last night and woke up at around midnight. Peered out the window at a street light that lit up what I thought was rain, but on closer inspection I realised it was snow. Went to bed half expecting to be snowed in this morning. Fortunately the snow must have been just a quick flurry because most of it had melted away. However, as I made an early morning cuppa, shoved another log on the dying embers in the stove and let Jock out for a quick wander around his estate, it started snowing again.

Have just checked the calendar and, yes, it's almost June. I can hardly see across the valley for falling snowflakes and, according to the thermometer thingy, it's minus two degrees. This is all very strange. Think I'll go back to bed.


  1. Blimey! I can't believe it's still snowing at the end of May. I thought it had all gone away, but minus 2 degrees is nothing to sneeze at.
    Strange indeed.
    Stay warm and hang in there.

  2. Perishing cold here yesterday in North Yorkshire, with icy wind and rain. Heat wave today. Too hot to sit for long in the sun. Very strange ...

  3. Very strange down here is SW France as well. Sky looked decidedly autumnal today, as if we were in October rather than May....

  4. The latest in the year I have experienced snow was 6th June, driving back to Derbyshire from Yorkshire in 1980. That's two weeks before the longest day and I was driving in a blizzard.

  5. And your Brittany report for 7th June: just had to stop mowing neighbour's lawn due to hailstorm, lightening, end-of-the world thunder and great balls of fire (well, almost) !