Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Weather woes

Everyone knows that us Brits like nothing less than a good old moan about the weather.  Most conversations with people we meet start with a comment about the weather.  Whatever the weather is at that moment in time, we wish it were something else.
But today as I watch the news from America I realise that our weather isn't that bad after all.  Mother Nature is throwing some pretty powerful things against the East Coast and there is nothing anyone can do expect take every precaution possible and hope for the best. 
A number of blogs that I follow are written by people in the affected areas and I am monitoring statuses on facebook, twitter and new blog posts with such hope that any damage is minimal, that no one is injured and that everyone is able to return to their normal lives as soon as possible. 
Suddenly the prospect of only 6 degrees Celsius and rain for our trip to Edinburgh seems pretty insignificant.

10 comments:

Sian said...

You are so right! We have been waiting for news of Uncle Dave, who is in Connecticut and have just heard that he is fine :)

humel said...

Yes - same here, I'm thinking of many blog friends and praying that they're safe and well.

Sandie said...

It is indeed a worry and we should think ourselves so grateful we don't don't experience such disasters.

Kirsty.a said...

Yes, well said. We really have no extremes of weather, just shades of grey (oh, can't use that expression any more!)

scrappyjacky said...

You're right,Deb....we should actually be very grateful for our weather....though I very much doubt that that will stop us moaning.

Cheri said...

We complain about everyday weather too. And I'm happy to say we survived Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. We have a refrigerator full of stuff (I went shopping Saturday) that has to be tossed because our power was out too long. Otherwise, no property damage.

Karen said...

You are so right. Things like this put our weather into perspective.

Alison said...

Well said Deb...I too have been watching out for news of bloggy friends
Alison xx

Amy said...

Ditto from me too - and you know what, Aussies 'discuss' the weather a lot too!

alexa said...

Well said - I am sure we are all relieved not to have to cope with conditions like these and very sympathetic and caring of those who are having to...