Saturday, November 21, 2009

Rain, rain...

Rain, rain, go away,
come again, another day.


These are the lines that I remember from an old nursery rhyme and its the only thing that came to mind on damp, gloomy Saturday.

We have had three weeks, of this rain, some ten, twelve or even more hours of it every day. This sometimes happens during the monsoon but never, in my memory for such a long period of time. The monsoon rains tend to be predictable, starting at a particular time every day and finishing up at a certain time. They also tend to move a little, starting slightly later each day as the week wears on, meaning that daytime rain eventually turns to night-time rain when it does not bother people too much.

This rain is on in the night AND in the daytime, with only shortish breaks inbetween, leaving everything damp, cold and gloomy. It does not seem to bother people who have lived overseas, the cold and the wet may even be welcome, yet for people who have spent most of their lives in the tropics it is highly depressing.

I am beginning to wonder if we have been cursed by some god. Or perhaps is this a sign, grim warning of things to come? A reign that may never end?


ps. I'm off to try sailing some paper boats...hmmn wonder if I can remember how to make the twin funnel steamboat?

20 comments:

Lady divine said...

talk about it. went shopping with my mum today..and the rain was really annoying.. but i dont mind rain every night coz i sleep peacefully..:)

T said...

Please be silent good sir, this weather is fabulous!

Cadence said...

I echo T's sentiments Mr Point. This weather is luverrrly!

Did the paper boats sail?

Jack Point said...

I knew it, I knew it. The Londoners thrive on weather like this.

I seem to have forgotten how to make a paper boat Does anyone else have this problem?

Delilah said...

Jack, might I suggest a walk in the rain? a lot more fun than sailing badly folded paper boats :)

Jack Point said...

Thats an idea Delilah, but its more fun with friends so if you'll join me, Im all for it:)

Dulan said...

I'm with you - us islanders prefer sunny days with an occasional shower than these dreary days full of rain.... :-)
but it does give some hope for anyone with winter clothing to spare - you can wear it in colombo!

Dee said...

a curse? But why? I love it :D not for a long time tho..home gets all soggy and the doors start to jam. I love rain :)

T said...

How will i ever convince you that i've never lived in london in my whole life??!

making paper boats is like riding a bicycle. you never forget!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RaGyauE7hA

Scrumpulicious said...

Lol at T!

Rain is awesome! Especially when it is coming down hard and fast!

Jack Point said...

Ooh ooh I remember now. Thank you T for the link. Just a thought, is Origami something for people who never grew out of making paper boats, planes and the like?

About London: I did remember but after I wrote the reply.In any case I think London is the town that comes to mind when one thinks of gloomy weather, so perhaps we can treat it as a bit of poetic license? (rather than absent mindedness or sheer battiness??)

Scrumpulicious said...

London is not always gloomy! :O

We just have four clear cut seasons! :-P

Jack Point said...

Err Scrumpy, I thought those seasons were gloomy, damp, wet and cold....:)

Jack Point said...

And thanks for the support Dulan, you and I seem to be the only happy Islanders, grass skirts and all, here.

santhoshi said...

The weather has been great to sleep. I was trying so hard to remember to make paper boats, thanks to the link now i remember!

Delilah said...

it's raining now Jack. how about that walk? :)

Jack Point said...

Darn, Delilah missed your msg, next time you are on!

:)

Book Baker said...

Hey, check what MiddleChild did.. http://therearenoconclusions.blogspot.com/2009/11/paper-boats.html

Jack Point said...

Hey Book Baker, that is good, thanks for the link.

Jack Point said...

Hey Book Baker, that is good, thanks for the link.