Weather is a popular topic of conversation and I must admit I am not at all surprised so it was a chance
encounter with a neighbour again today and our theme was The Weather and I invited his comment and
he agreed that it might rain again.
Recently there has been heavy rain in the South and the streets and footpaths are flooded so its a
tricky activity to walk sideways rather like someone who is pushed off the pavement to avoid the puddles.
There is a feeling of resignation when we have just recovered from Drought and its after effects that
we know should be rained off and yet its impossible if one should complain about no rain or very little
rain or now the opposite a lot of heavy rain.
So in view of the rainfall recently here in Southampton I bought a new umbrella and just as well as it kept
me dry to get to the shops to do some shopping in spite of the wet weather.
Sunny spells predicted! Often is an encouraging link online and then I dash into my bedroom and
search out my sunhat and cotton dress to meet the need during the hot weather. But I do have a lot
of pairs of sunglasses and each pair is designed to fit in with the shades of grayness between
the sunny and rainy spells of weather and on one occasion someone asked me why I was wearing
"shades" since there was no sunshine so I replied that it was a protection from the dust level
created by a dry spell of weather as the dust gathers all over the country and most of all where I
happen to be at any given time.
So "we wil weather the weather whatever the weather and we will weather the weather because ..."
Weather is a popular topic in English class abroad as they that is my students are keen to
join in the Conversation Club and get the pitch right whatever the weather even if it should be in an
earthquake zone! Hard work pays UP!