Saturday, 11 May 2013

Nottingham in May

Dad and I spent the day up in Nottingham; our car has been in service up there for this past week and today had been scheduled as the day to collect it. The trip doubled as a visit to family, namely to see my grandparents but also to see my Nottingham-based cousins, aunt and uncle.

I can't go into too many details, of course, as much of what happened is private, but I'd like to share a funny event. The weather has been indecisive all day, swinging back and forth from sun to rain and even to hail: In the afternoon, Dad, my grandfather and I, thinking we could take advantage of a gap in the weather, decided to take a walk. We did not bring any raincoats.

As you can imagine, this was a mistake. We had only been walking for five minutes when it started to rain again, albeit lightly, but five minutes later the rain picked up, forcing us to reside in shielded area for a few minutes. The rain subsided for a second time and we continued our walk. Next? The dark clouds decided to unleash a major bout of rain, which soaked our non-waterproof coats; we waited for a little bit under another area protected from the rain until we realised that we had to go back. The rain intensified as we returned to my grandparents' house, but once we were back inside the rain eased off. Ah, always the way!

Dad and I are going back up to Nottingham tomorrow, and I think Mum is, too. We'll see what happens!


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    1. Unfortunately not, the rain would have ruined my phone! :(

  2. oh man, this happened to me on my walk with Charlie last night! it was sort of misting when we left the house but I didn't bring a raincoat or an umbrella as it seemed to be letting up. WRONG. the heavens opened after a few minutes... and then it stopped, completely and suddenly, just as we were walking back up the driveway!

    1. Ah, the feeling of "perhaps this wasn't such a good idea after all" when the rain starts again. :)