Monday 30th April
I know that one shouldn’t really complain about the weather, after all one should be able to take the rough with the smooth, but don’t you think it has been wet for a tad too long already. And I am getting just a bit fed up with it. It is scant compensation to know that the winter was particularly dry, as at the time it never really felt that great. And the worst of all is when wretched meteorologists explain that because of the time of year and the fact that the ground is so dry the current deluge is doing nothing to replenish depleted aquifers and that the drought is actually getting worse. I have no idea whether they are talking sense or out of another part of their anatomy altogether, all I know is I am fed up of getting wet every time I venture out. And not just went, but drenched. And as bad as the rain itself is the wind, which cuts through your clothing and makes any attempt at using an umbrella impossible. I cannot quite remember being this cold in April before, and this is a cloying damp cold that goes right through you and you practically have to get changed into warm dry clothes when you get home or risk pneumonia. It has been raining here in London practically non-stop for three days so far, and no sign of any break in this frankly awful weather. No wonder the Government is doing so badly; we need a little sunshine if only to stop people complaining about pasty tax, granny tax, the price of petrol and maybe even the weather is the fault of the Tories too. (It never rained this badly under Tony Blair I’m sure.)
So come on God, or whoever it is controlling the weather, shift this block of Low Pressure out into the North Sea and give us all a break.