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December 27, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Listen to the pouring rain, listen to it pour

rain on the window

No white Christmas in the UK (unless you were up a mountain) but lots of wet stuff and wind that could blow you inside out. This was my view all day but at least the roof stayed on and I was dry.



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  1. noellevignola / Dec 27 2013 10:47 pm

    Love this image. It’s like an impressionist painting.

  2. thoughtsalone / Dec 27 2013 11:53 pm

    Here’s to a dryer new year for you!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 28 2013 3:02 pm

      I think we would all like a little less rain. I don’t mind it most of the time but a little more sunshine would be welcome.

  3. George Weaver / Dec 28 2013 12:19 am

    Well, the raindrops sliding down the window pane are lovely with the silhouettes of the trees. If you gotta’ have rain, this is a pretty way to watch it! Happy New Year! 🙂

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 28 2013 3:04 pm

      I do like to be dry and warm and watching it from inside; ideally with a nice hot bowl of tomato soup and an old black and white film on the TV. There are worse ways to spend the day.

  4. Iksa / Dec 28 2013 12:56 am

    We have a lot of rain as well during Christmas …

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 28 2013 3:08 pm

      Well it has been milder than expected, hence the rain, so we can’t have everything. It is December after all.

  5. Gallivanta / Dec 28 2013 5:05 am

    No wind here but the rain is just as wet 😀

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 28 2013 3:09 pm

      I thought you would all be basking in glorious summer down there.

      • Gallivanta / Dec 28 2013 11:10 pm

        We did for awhile but the days since Christmas have been water logged. The weather after New Year promises to be brighter.

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 29 2013 9:24 am

        I often think about what life is like in NZ and Aus. Perhaps because we experience the opposite of seasons at the same time of year or perhaps because we have so much in common and yet so many differences too. Summer in December just seems completely bizarre to me. And as for sitting on a beach at Christmas, well that’s just weird. I must experience it for myself one day.

      • Gallivanta / Dec 29 2013 10:07 am

        ‘So much in common and so many differences’ sums things up nicely. The first official settlers of our region arrived from the UK just before Christmas 1850. I can’t imagine how strange they must have found their first Christmas here.

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 29 2013 2:08 pm

        Yes, each month and their associated weather is so much part of my being I can’t begin to imagine a warm December or January. They should always be cold, dark, frosty and full of snow. I remarked what a lovely mild, sunny day it was today for late December, and it’s 5 degrees. I’d be happy if it stayed like that until March but I suspect once January comes winter will really start. I’d like to spend May to early October in the UK and then move to NZ and Aus until the end of April. Sounds just perfect.

      • Gallivanta / Dec 29 2013 11:14 pm

        Quite a few British people do exactly that. 🙂

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 30 2013 9:15 am

        Maybe one day I’ll be able to join them. What a lovely idea.

      • Gallivanta / Dec 30 2013 9:26 am

        Your pets may not think it is such a good idea to have you away from home 😦

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 30 2013 10:30 am

        That is the problem. I’m too attached to my lovely greyhounds, especially as one is now an older lady. Going away at all is a worry, never mind 6 months.

      • Gallivanta / Dec 30 2013 10:37 am

        Ah well, sometimes all we can do is travel via the internet. I would find it difficult (plus expensive) to leave my dog anywhere for very long.

  6. randomrose / Dec 28 2013 9:04 am

    I see it on the news. Glad you are safe…wet…but safe.

  7. Annie Japaud Photography / Dec 28 2013 9:13 am

    I know the feeling, and here in Ireland, lots of wicked wind too!!

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 28 2013 3:12 pm

      I guess you got it first before it reached us. I imagine the west of Ireland as a very windy place indeed. Never been but would like to see it one day.

      • Annie Japaud Photography / Dec 28 2013 4:28 pm

        unfortunately it is a windy place! I am not very fond of the wind but I am in love with the landscape!!

      • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 28 2013 5:26 pm

        I think I would feel the same way.

  8. murielle / Dec 28 2013 11:43 am

    when it rains, it pours…

    • viewsfromasmallisland / Dec 28 2013 3:14 pm

      It certainly does and at this time of year it’s a great excuse for relaxing indoors and not doing very much.

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