First of all I apologise for no posts being made on this blog for the last few months - this is the result of the fact I have not been in the best of health and I have had other matters to concern myself with. I will not bore you with the details, but I am currently in the best place I have been for a long while and fully intend to start contributing regularly to all my blogs.
So winter is hopefully over or more to the point, we never actually seemed to have one in the first place. Here in the East of England’ I don’t remember much in the way of frost or particularly cold weather and we certainly never saw any snow (well not in my back garden anyway).
The last week or so the barometer has been showing Very Dry, but this evening it is noticeable that it has moved slightly downwards to Fair. I was watching the weather forecast on TV where they said it will become wet and windy before this week is out.
And here I go again - going on about the weather. Why do the British have this fascination with the weather? We meet our friends in the street and it’s hello, how are you? Is a bit chilly this morning isn’t it?
Do we talk about it due to the unpredictability of the British weather? Let’s be honest here we can get pretty well anything on any given day. In days gone by the weather was a crucial subject possibly meaning the difference between life and death. As culture evolved, so did the chat about weather and became a staple topic in the country’s conversation.
According to the book by Kate Fox, “Watching the English”, one third of the country talk about the weather at any one given time, while the Scottish dialect actually has over 100 words for rain!
But it’s not only the Brit-nits who are obsessed, the Japanese are equally fascinated with the daily forecast being a similar island based nation.
So what will the weather be doing tomorrow? The best way to find out is to open the window in the morning, shove your head out and if your toupee stays in place then it is most likely fairly reasonable.